Howdy, Playwrights!  Check out below to find your 30 Play Submissions Opps with October deadlines.


NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Guinea Pig LabFull Length, One ActOne-woman plays. Open to all playwrights. Any topic. No restrictions.9/30/18Wichita, KansasNo Fee
Laughing Pig Theatre10-min,
One Act
Ten-minute and/or one-act play inspired by Shakespeare.9/30/18Mesa, ArizonaFee: $5, $10
Prize: $50, $100
Adirondack Theatre FestivalFull LengthPlays that have received previous readings, workshop or full productions ok.10/1/18Glens Falls, New Yorkn/a
Feels Blind LiteraryOne Act
(max 10 pages)
Literary magazine. New and emerging writers who identify as women. Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works. Theme: Community10/1/18n/an/a
Phillips’ Mill Community Association10-15 minsOriginal, unpublished and not previously produced plays. Playwright must currently live within a one hundred mile radius of Phillips’ Mill. *Playwrights may cast their plays with actors of their own choosing.10/1/18New Hope, PennsylvaniaFee: $10
Prize: $100
PlayFest Santa BarbaraFull LengthPlays, musicals, translations and adaptations, and works for young audiences (approximately fourth grade level & above).10/1/18Santa Barbara, CaliforniaFee: $25
The Fine Arts Association10 minsOriginal plays, never been produced in the state of Ohio. Comedy and drama.10/1/18Willoughby, OhioNo Fee
Village Playwrights Productionsmax 10 minsPlaywrights must be from Metro New York area. Plays must be about the LGBTQ experience & have a Halloween theme or be scary. Playwrights must produce (reading).10/1/18NYCNo Fee
The SaukOne Act, Full LengthUnproduced plays. Any style: comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical. Play dev’t opp including public staged readings.10/5/18Jonesville, Michigan“royalty”
The Twilight Hourmax 15 minsInt’l submissions ok. Theme: “The Twilight Zone.” Fantasy, sci-fi, suspense, psychological thriller often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist and usually with a moral. No website. Send plays to shortsatthecanal@gmail.com10/7/18Londonn/a
Seattle Playwrights SalonOne Act
(15-20 mins)
Young female playwrights, 19 years old or younger, from Washington State.10/8/18Seattle, WashingtonNo Fee
ScreenCraft15-120 pagesOriginal, unpublished stage plays. Int’l submissions ok.10/10/18Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $59
Prize: $1,000
50 Playwrights ProjectFull LengthLatin@/x playwrights. The script must be original, can be in English or Spanish, cannot have been produced before March 1, 2019.10/14/18n/sn/a
Camino Real Playhouse10 minsPlays can be on any subject.10/15/18 San Juan Capistrano, CaliforniaFee: $10
New Perspectives Theatre Company10-15 pages (sample)Development lab for emerging and mid-career women playwrights.10/15/18NYCn/a

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Penn State AbingtonFull Length, One ActLooking for never-produced plays by local (PA/NJ/DE/NY) playwrights. Plays about these issues/topics are sought: Indigenous vs Colonial Culture, Mass Incarceration, Immigration, Sustainability, Opioid Addiction, and Educational Equity10/15/18Abington, Pennsylvania“stipend”
Rover Dramawerks10 minsComedies or farces. Plays may have been produced previously but not in the DFW Metroplex. Plays may not be published.10/15/18Plano, TexasNo Fee
Prize: $150
Shakespeare in the ‘BurgOne Act
(max 30 mins)
Open to all playwrights. Scripts must be original. Any style and genre. Must be appropriate for an audience of all ages.10/15/18Middleburg, VirginiaNo Fee
Prize: $550
Stage Right Theatrics10-15 minsAll plays must forward a conservative point of view on past or contemporary topics of cultural and societal relevance.10/15/18Columbus, OhioNo Fee
$100 stipend
Tree City PlayhouseOne Act
(8-12 mins)
Original works, unpublished. No restrictions on genre or theme. Prefers “family-friendly” plays.10/15/18Sylvania, OhioFee: $5
Prize: $150
Coachella Review10-30 pagesLooking for short theatrical works to publish online in their Winter 2018 issue or for ongoing posts on their blog.10/26/18Coachella Valley, Californian/a
Theatre Southwest5-10 minsOriginal work that has not been published or produced. All genres are accepted with no regard to language or subject matter.10/26/18Houston, TexasNo Fee
Prize: $50
Caltech TheaterFull Length New play that centers on science-driven questions. Never before published or professionally produced. Open to United States playwrights, particularly women playwrights, playwrights of color, and playwrights from the Greater Los Angeles area.10/30/18Pasadena, Californian/a
Smith & Kraus and True Acting Institute10 mins10-minute plays. Opportunity to be published in a book.10/30/18n/an/a
Bloomington Playwrights ProjectFull LengthPlays must be unpublished, with no previous productions at major regional theaters. Musicals ok.10/31/18Bloomington, IndianaFee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Forward Theater2-10 minsMonologues. Theme: Two Steps Forward10/31/18Madison, Wisconsin$100 royalty
Itinerant Theatre10 mins /
short play
Theme: Women Leading10/31/18Lake Charles, Louisianan/a
New York University – SteinhardtFull LengthNew, unpublished and unproduced play scripts for young audiences.10/31/18NYCn/a
Seattle Playwrights SalonSee right.Accepting full-length scripts and collections of short and one act plays in development from any playwright in the Northwestern United States and British Columbia.10/31/18Seattle, WashingtonFee: $10
The Little Theatre of AlexandriaOne Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished and un-produced plays.10/31/18Alexandria, VirginiaFee: $20
Prize: $350
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