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Howdy, Playwrights!  This could be the busiest time of the year, but I hope that you’ll still find time to send out your plays.  Please check out below to find your 33 play submissions opportunities w/ January 2018 deadlines.  Happy Holidays!  And Happy submitting!


Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Wilmington Film Mob max 20 mins One-act plays. Must be emailed in PDF form to 1/1/18 Wilmington, Delaware

No Fee

Funhouse III

8-12 mins Original, unproduced plays for mature audiences (18+). Comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, and/or musical. 1/5/18 Seattle, Washington Fee: $5 (w/no fee options)
Lotus Lee Foundation Full Length Original works, unproduced and unpublished. Children’s plays ok. Open to making use of new technology. Deadline Extended 2/18/18 NYC

Fully-produced tour in China.

Ball State University

Full Length New musicals. Workshop opp and staged reading. 1/7/18 Muncie, Indiana n/a
Garry Marshall Theatre Full Length Plays that have never had a professional AEA production and have never been published. 1/7/18 Burbank, California

Fee: $20, $100 honorarium


45-60 mins One or multiple-person plays written by women. Shows cannot have had full prods in Indianapolis in the previous six months. 1/8/18 Indianapolis, Indiana Fee: $50
SETC Ready to Publish Award Full Length Opportunity to “pitch” your play or musical. 1/8/18 Mobile, Alabama

No Fee

The Players Theatre

max 15 mins Plays and musicals. Theme: “SEX!” Playwrights must produce. 1/8/18 NYC Fee: $150 if selected ($100 refundable)
Village Playwrights max 10 mins Metro New York area playwrights. Theme: “LGBTQ and Valentine’s Day.” Playwrights must produce the reading of their own play. 1/8/18 NYC

No Fee

King’s Theatre

max 10 mins Int’l submissions ok. Any genre. The play should not have been previously produced in any form. 1/12/18 Canada Fee: $15
Prize: $300
Qu Literary Magazine max 8000 words For literary magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only. 1/15/18 Charlotte, North Carolina

Payment Upon Publication: $100

VSA Playwright Discovery

10 mins Young writers with disabilities or ensembles that include a student with a disability. 1/17/18 Washington, D.C. n/a
Jewel Box Theatre Full Length Unproduced plays only. 1/19/18 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Fee: $5
Prize: $750

Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative

Full Length The play may not have had more than two prods, must be unpublished, cannot have had more than 10 performances in NYC. 1/19/18 NYC n/a
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10 mins Previous performances, prods and/or readings are ok. Must have NO previous publication. Comedy or drama. 1/20/18 Bonita Springs, Florida

Fee: $15

Living Room Theater

10 mins 3-week play dev’t opp that culminates in a staged reading. Theme: Immigration 1/20/18 NYC No Fee

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Ars Nova max 90 mins  Playwrights must produce. Interested in shows that have not yet premiered in New York. 1/21/18 NYC


Nylon Fusion Theatre Co

10 mins Theme: Can You HEAR Me? 1/26/18 NYC n/a
Fresh Fruit Festival See right. Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes, including full-length plays, one-act plays, and musicals. 1/29/18 NYC

No Fee

BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition

53 mins Radio plays. New and established writers, aged 18 or over, living outside the UK. 1/31/18 London Prize: £2200 + trip to London
Centre Stage – South Carolina 60-120 pages Open to any playwright. Plays must be unpublished and unperformed. 1/31/18 Greenville, South Carolina

Fee: $15
Prize: $500

Drip Action Theatre Company

30-40 mins Int’l submissions ok. 1/31/18 Arundel, UK No Fee
Prize: £250
Dubuque Fine Arts Players max 40 mins Original, unproduced one-act plays that concentrate on character, relationships, and a good story. 1/31/18 Dubuque, Iowa

Fee: $20/$15
Prize: $600

Jewish Plays Project

Full Length New, unproduced, unpublished  plays and musicals on Jewish themes. 1/31/18 NYC n/a
Midland Community Theatre Full Length New comedy scripts suitable for production in community theatre. 1/31/18 Midland, Texas

Fee: $10

Pend Oreille Players Association

10-20 mins Plays suitable for audiences age 5-10. Must be family friendly, no strong language. Must be original, unproduced or unpublished. 1/31/18 Newport, Washington Fee: $10
Republican Theater Festival Any length New plays that present a conservative theme or message and do not stereotype or vilify conservative principles. Previous prods ok. 1/31/18 Atlanta, Georgia


San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

5 mins The play must speak to Jewish identity, heritage, cultural experiences or values. 1/31/18 San Diego, California No Fee
Seattle Playwrights Salon 10 mins Plays that meet the Bechtel test: Two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. Playwrights must be female-identifying, with primary residence is Washington State. 1/31/18 Seattle, Washington

No Fee

The New American Theatre

Full Length Original, unpublished plays that have not been performed in Southern California. 1/31/18 Culver City, California Fee: $45
Prize: $100
Theatre Suburbia 90-120 mins Family-friendly mellerdrammer. 1/31/18 Houston, Texas


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Full Length Full-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 Round n/a n/a
Trade A Play Tuesday 10 mins Send in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work and give feedback. Year Round n/a


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