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


Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Guinea Pig Lab Full Length, One Act One-woman plays. Open to all playwrights. Any topic. No restrictions. 9/30/18 Wichita, Kansas No Fee
Laughing Pig Theatre 10-min,
One Act
Ten-minute and/or one-act play inspired by Shakespeare. 9/30/18 Mesa, Arizona Fee: $5, $10
Prize: $50, $100
Adirondack Theatre Festival Full Length Plays that have received previous readings, workshop or full productions ok. 10/1/18 Glens Falls, New York n/a
Feels Blind Literary One Act
(max 10 pages)
Literary magazine. New and emerging writers who identify as women. Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works. Theme: Community 10/1/18 n/a n/a
Phillips’ Mill Community Association 10-15 mins Original, unpublished and not previously produced plays.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. 10/1/18 New Hope, Pennsylvania Fee: $10
Prize: $100
PlayFest Santa Barbara Full Length Plays, musicals, translations and adaptations, and works for young audiences (approximately fourth grade level & above). 10/1/18 Santa Barbara, California Fee: $25
The Fine Arts Association 10 mins Original plays, never been produced in the state of Ohio. Comedy and drama. 10/1/18 Willoughby, Ohio No Fee
Village Playwrights Productions max 10 mins Playwrights 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). 10/1/18 NYC No Fee
The Sauk One Act, Full Length Unproduced plays. Any style: comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical. Play dev’t opp including public staged readings. 10/5/18 Jonesville, Michigan “royalty”
The Twilight Hour max 15 mins Int’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 10/7/18 London n/a
Seattle Playwrights Salon One Act
(15-20 mins)
Young female playwrights, 19 years old or younger, from Washington State. 10/8/18 Seattle, Washington No Fee
ScreenCraft 15-120 pages Original, unpublished stage plays. Int’l submissions ok. 10/10/18 Los Angeles, California Fee: $59
Prize: $1,000
50 Playwrights Project Full Length Latin@/x playwrights. The script must be original, can be in English or Spanish, cannot have been produced before March 1, 2019. 10/14/18 n/s n/a
Camino Real Playhouse 10 mins Plays can be on any subject. 10/15/18  San Juan Capistrano, California Fee: $10
New Perspectives Theatre Company 10-15 pages (sample) Development lab for emerging and mid-career women playwrights. 10/15/18 NYC n/a

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Penn State Abington Full Length, One Act Looking 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 Equity 10/15/18 Abington, Pennsylvania “stipend”
Rover Dramawerks 10 mins Comedies or farces. Plays may have been produced previously but not in the DFW Metroplex. Plays may not be published. 10/15/18 Plano, Texas No Fee
Prize: $150
Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One 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. 10/15/18 Middleburg, Virginia No Fee
Prize: $550
Stage Right Theatrics 10-15 mins All plays must forward a conservative point of view on past or contemporary topics of cultural and societal relevance. 10/15/18 Columbus, Ohio No Fee
$100 stipend
Tree City Playhouse One Act
(8-12 mins)
Original works, unpublished. No restrictions on genre or theme. Prefers “family-friendly” plays. 10/15/18 Sylvania, Ohio Fee: $5
Prize: $150
Coachella Review 10-30 pages Looking for short theatrical works to publish online in their Winter 2018 issue or for ongoing posts on their blog. 10/26/18 Coachella Valley, California n/a
Theatre Southwest 5-10 mins Original work that has not been published or produced. All genres are accepted with no regard to language or subject matter. 10/26/18 Houston, Texas No Fee
Prize: $50
Caltech Theater Full 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. 10/30/18 Pasadena, California n/a
Smith & Kraus and True Acting Institute 10 mins 10-minute plays. Opportunity to be published in a book. 10/30/18 n/a n/a
Bloomington Playwrights Project Full Length Plays must be unpublished, with no previous productions at major regional theaters. Musicals ok. 10/31/18 Bloomington, Indiana Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Forward Theater 2-10 mins Monologues. Theme: Two Steps Forward 10/31/18 Madison, Wisconsin $100 royalty
Itinerant Theatre 10 mins /
short play
Theme: Women Leading 10/31/18 Lake Charles, Louisiana n/a
New York University – Steinhardt Full Length New, unpublished and unproduced play scripts for young audiences. 10/31/18 NYC n/a
Seattle Playwrights Salon See 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. 10/31/18 Seattle, Washington Fee: $10
The Little Theatre of Alexandria One Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished and un-produced plays. 10/31/18 Alexandria, Virginia Fee: $20
Prize: $350
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