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Howdy, Playwrights!  This month, we have 35 play submission opps with August 2022 deadlines.


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Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Stone Canoe max 8,000 words Publication opp. Open to current or former residents of Upstate New York. Drama accepted. 7/29/22 Syracuse, New York n/a
Fresh Words One Act
(max 3 pages)
Tragedy or comedy or tragi-comedy. 7/31/22 n/a n/a
Kumu Kahua Theatre / Bamboo Ridge Press See right. 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on this prompt: A conflict between supporters of different gubernatorial candidates. 7/31/22 Honolulu, Hawaii Prize: $100
Stonecoast Review max 12 pages Publication opp. Accepts dramatic works. No deadline posted. Portland, Maine n/a
TEDxAsburyPark max 18 mins Original works. Theme: Collaboration, Determination, Democracy, Diversity, and/or “All Together Now” No deadline posted. online n/a
Keegan Theatre 10 pages Workshop process that will culminate in public staged readings. All submissions must be 10 page excerpts from full-length plays aligned with the theatre’s mission and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 8/1/22 Washington, DC n/a
Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award Full Length Award for lesbian, queer or gay and nonbinary writer who has written at least one play, and is writing plays about lesbians. Self-nomination is allowed. 8/1/22 n/s Prize: $5,000
The Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival max 15 mins Theme: “Boo!” Horror plays and musicals including a great spoof. Playwrights must produce. 8/1/22 NYC Fee: $50
Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival 10 mins Plays by members of the transgender community. Should be able to be performed digitally over Zoom. Theme: Transgender Day of Remembrance 8/1/22 Athens, Ohio $30 royalty
Young Actor’s Studio 50-120 pages Plays that prominently feature roles for younger people (between the ages of 12-18). 8/1/22 Virtual $500 honorarium
Polyphone Festival of New Musicals Full Length Original musicals that are in development. Should have a completed first draft and must have been read at least once in a reading, workshop or concert setting. 8/5/22 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania n/a
The David A. Einhorn Memorial Playwriting Prize 15-45 mins Looking for work that resonates with the mission of the theater company, tackling ideas (political, scientific, and philosophical). 8/5/22 NYC Prize: $3,000
SPELLBINDER max 5 pages Publication opp. Drama accepted. Monologues ok. Open to all genres, styles and themes. Int’l submissions ok. 8/14/22 n/a £3 honorarium
Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC See right. Performance grant. Must be a current resident of NYC. *If the performance is a play, it must be a full production. 8/15/22 NYC Up to $10,000
Qu Literary Magazine max 4,000 words Publication opp. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only. 8/15/22 Charlotte, North Carolina Fee: $2.50
Payment Upon Publication: $100
Small Fish Radio Theatre 10-12 mins Horror radio plays. Theme: “LOCKED IN!” See website for the complete guidelines. 8/15/22 n/a n/a
The Braid One Act
(max 8 mins)
Contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance. Playwrights need not be Jewish to submit. One-person shows ok. Musicals ok. Theme: Remembrance of Things Present 8/15/22 Santa Monica, California n/a
Theatre Oxford max 10 pages Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible. 8/15/22 Oxford, Mississippi Fee: $12
Prize: $1,000
Theatre Viscera 30+ mins
(see right)
Plays written by queer playwrights, about queer characters, for queer performers. Full length plays, one acts, or collections of 10 mins. 8/15/22 Portland, Oregon n/a
Yale Drama Series Full Length Int’l submissions ok. Must be original, unpublished. 8/15/22 New Haven, Connecticut No Fee
Prize: $10,000
KNOW Theatre 15-20 mins The play must be inspired by one of the works of art… (see website for the images) 8/28/22 Binghamton, New York Prize: $300
Waxing & Waning max 25 pages Publication opp. Accepts play submissions. 8/28/22 n/a Fee: $7
American Blues Theater Full Length Original, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok. 8/31/22 Chicago Fee: $5
Prize: $2,500
Constellation Stage & Screen Full Length Plays must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable). 8/31/22 Bloomington, Indiana Prize: $3,000
Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women  Full Length Women playwrights only. Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged. Fee waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. 8/31/22 Knoxville, Tennessee Fee: $22
Prize: 1,000
Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award Full Length Unpublished and unproduced plays. Musicals ok. Int’l submissions ok. 8/31/22 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Music Theatre of Connecticut 60-90 pages Submissions must not have been previously produced or published. 8/31/22 Norwalk, Connecticut Fee: $15
Ten-Minute Musicals Project 7-20 mins Complete original stage musicals. Any musical style. Max of 10 performers — 5 women and 5 men. Int’l submissions ok. 8/31/22 West Hollywood, California $250 royalty advance
The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language 40+ mins Submissions must be in a heightened version of the English language (at least 60%). Translations or adaptations ok. Int’l submissions ok. 8/31/22 n/s Prize: $3,000
The PlayGround Experiment max 2 mins Monologues that represent America’s incredible diversity; can be historical or futuristic, cultural or political, comedic or tragic, spoken or signed. Must include the word “kindness” somewhere in the monologue. 8/31/22 TBA n/a
American-Scandinavian Foundation 25-50 pages Translations of drama written by a 20th or 21st-century Nordic author. 9/1/22 NYC Prize: $2,500
Bristol Valley Theater Full Length Plays must be previously unproduced, but may have been workshopped or received other readings. Year Round Naples, New York “small stipend”
Playwrights Offering Free Feedback 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
The Open Eye Theater One Act,
Full Length
Plays for young audiences or for general audiences. Also interested in radio plays (max 40 mins). Year Round Margaretville, New York n/a
Trade A Play Tuesday 10 mins Send in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday. Year Round n/a n/a

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