Howdy, Playwrights! Now is the perfect time to get cranking on meeting your playwriting goals for 2019!  So check out below to find your 30 play submissions opportunities with February deadlines.  If you know a friend who would be interested to see this list, feel free to share.




Nature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
28 Plays LaterAny lengthComplete a playwriting challenge every day in February. Int’l submissions ok. Submissions can be written in any language.1/28/19UKFee: £23.45
Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc10-30 minsOriginal one-act plays, monologues, or scenes from longer works. Plays should be written for an outdoor theatre venue. All scripts should be based on stories from the history and culture of Ohio. Writers should be residents of Ohio, or a graduate of a college or university located in Ohio, or have a significant tie to the state.2/1/19 Xenia, OhioNo Fee
Green Man Theatre Troupe10 minsPlaywrights from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana & Michigan. Theme: “Summer Vacation.” Scripts with previous performances are permitted, but must be unpublished. Anything rated G to R. Any genre except monologues or children’s shows.2/1/19Elmhurst, IllinoisNo Fee Prize: $200
HRC Showcase TheatreFull LengthNew, aspiring or established playwrights. The play must be previously unpublished.2/1/19Hudson, New YorkFee: $10 Prize: $500
Lambda Literaryn/aOne-week writer’s workshop and residency for LGBTQ writers. Includes playwriting workshop.2/1/19Los Angeles, CaliforniaApp Fee: $25
Neil Simon FestivalFull LengthCharacter-driven comedy deadling with some aspect of American life. Must be original and cannot have been professionally produced.2/1/19Cedar City, UtahFee: $150
Renegade Theatre Festivalmax 60 minsPlays with no previous full production. Any style/genre.2/1/19Lansing, Michigann/a
Renegade Theatre Festivalmax 10 minsPlays with no previous full production. Any style/genre. Theme: “Breaking Down Barriers.”2/1/19Lansing, Michigann/a
Theatre Now New Yorkmax 10 minsMusicals only.2/1/19NYCNo Fee
YouthPLAYSmax 15 minsPlays for lower elementary school-age performers (grades K-2).2/1/19Los Angeles, Californian/a
Laughing Pig Theatremax 8 minsSeeking WRITERS and STORYTELLERS to write a personal monologue or story about feelings of “embarrassment.”2/2/19Mesa, Arizonan/a
The Drama Workshopmax 10 minsPlays may be on any topic. Must be unpublished. Must not have been produced in the Greater Cincinnati area in the last year. Playwrights must be local to the Greater Cincinnati area. Monologues and short musicals will be considered.2/2/19Cheviot, Ohio“small honorarium”
Whiskey Radio Hour10 minsRadio play. Any genre.2/3/19Chicagon/a
Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids10 minsAnyone is welcome to submit. Theme: Emergence2/4/19Grand Rapids, Michigann/a
Babes With BladesFull LengthSeeking female, trans or gender non-conforming playwrights. Submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest (see website for more details).2/7/19Chicagon/a
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Watermelon One-Act Festival10-45 minsOriginal and unpublished plays. More than $1,000 total cash prize.2/14/19St. Mary’s City, MarylandFee: $100 if selected
College of CharlestonFull LengthMaterial must be unpublished and unproduced.2/15/19Charleston, South CarolinaFee: $10 Prize: $400
Guilford Technical Community CollegeFull LengthThe play should not have had any previous productions, either amateur or professional.2/15/19Jamestown, North CarolinaNo Fee Prize: $500
Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festivalmax 10 minsOpen to all playwrights living in Canada or from Canadian citizens living abroad. New plays, unproduced or unpublished.2/15/19Ontario, CanadaPrize: $350
Stony Brook University Science Playwriting Competition10 minsOriginal, unpublished, previously-unproduced, play with a substantial science component.2/15/19Stony Brook, New YorkPrize: $500
Carrollwood Playersmax 15 minsScripts must be original, unpublished and not previously produced on stage (including staged readings) in Florida.2/17/19Tampa, FloridaFee: $5
Experience Theatre ProjectOne Act, Full LengthPlays that have not had a fully-produced production in the past 3 years. Any genre.2/17/19Portland, OregonPrize: $500
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild45-75 minsPlays suitable for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Original plays, adaptations and/or translations. Authors must be US Citizens or legal residents.2/28/19Beverly Hills, CaliforniaPrize: $1,200
Capital StageFull LengthBold, thought-provoking works. Any genre.2/28/19Sacramento, Californian/a
Durango Arts Centermax 10 pagesOnly original plays, never before produced or published, are eligible.2/28/19Durango, ColoradoFee: $12 Prize: $500
The New American TheatreOne Act (max 15 mins)Int’l submissions ok. The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.2/28/19Culver City, CaliforniaFee: $15
Throughline Artists20-30 minsPlays cannot have been previously produced in New York or published. Open to writers living in the tri-state area.2/28/19NYCn/a
Turn To Flesh Productions1-10 minsShort plays featuring vibrant roles for women.2/28/19NYCn/a
Playwrights Offering Free FeedbackFull LengthFull-length trade program. You must read a play and give feedback, and in return will have an opp to send a play and get feedback from other playwright.Year Roundn/an/a
Trade A Play Tuesday10 minsSend in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work and give feedback.Year Roundn/an/a
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