Howdy, Playwrights!  This month, we have 35 play submission opps with August+ 2023 deadlines.


NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Cellunova New Play Festival25-45 minsOne-act plays. Theme: Metamorphosis7/30/23NYCn/a
Fresh Wordsmax 1 minPublication opp. Comic play/monologue. 7/30/23n/aNo Fee
Athena ProjectFull LengthWomen playwrights only. 7/31/23Denver, Coloradon/a
Eclectic Full Contact Theater Companymax 20 minsShort genre scripts written in the style of Old Time Radio. Genre: Noir7/31/23ChicagoPrize: $250
Springhouse Journalmax 30 pagesPublication opp. Plays accepted.7/31/23n/an/a
American StageFull LengthBIPOC or LGBTQIA+ playwrights. Must reside in the US.8/1/23St. Petersburg, Floridastipend of $600
L’Esprit Literary ReviewAny length Publication opp. Drama accepted. Translations ok. 8/1/23n/aNo Fee
SPELLBINDERmax 5 pagesPublication opp. Drama accepted. Play extracts and monologues are welcome. 8/1/23n/a£3 honorarium
Transformation Theatre90-110 minsInt’l submissions ok. Pays that explore and give voice to themes and those who identify as AAPI, Neurodiverse (specifically Autism), Blind and Vision Impaired, Gender Equality.8/1/23Laurel, Marylandn/a
Polyphone Festival of New MusicalsFull LengthMusicals. Must be a complete early to mid-stage draft and must have been read at least once in a reading, workshop, or concert setting. Zoom and other online readings are ok.8/13/23Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian/a
Hypatia-in-the-Woods10 pages (sample)1-3 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted.8/15/23Shelton, WashingtonFee: $20
New Plains Reviewmax 12 pagesPublication opp. One-act plays. Any style or subject matter. 8/15/23Edmond, OklahomaFee: $3
Qu Literary Magazinemax 4,000 wordsPublication opp. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. 8/15/23Charlotte, North CarolinaFee: $2.50
Vintage TheatreFull LengthRomantic comedy. Int’l submissions ok. 8/15/23Aurora, ColoradoFee: $20
Yale Drama SeriesFull LengthInt’l submissions ok. Plays written in English only.8/15/23New Haven, ConnecticutNo Fee
Prize: $10,000
The PlayGround Experimentmax 2 minsMonologues that represent America’s incredible diversity. Must include the word “RENEWAL” somewhere in the monologue.    8/18/23TBAn/a
The Saukmax 15 minsComedies and dramas. Plays with roles for teens and young people are encouraged. 8/25/23Jonesville, MichiganNo Fee
Clive AwardsFull LengthThe play must directly reflect FPA’s mission of producing theatre from a Christian worldview to engage a diverse audience. Int’l submissions ok.8/31/23NYCNo Fee
Prize: $25,000
Constellation Stage & ScreenFull Length Plays must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable). 8/31/23Bloomington, IndianaPrize: $3,000
Gallery Players30-60 minsMust be the play’s world premiere. 8/31/23Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
Henley Rose Playwright CompetitionFull LengthWomen playwrights. Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members.8/31/23Knoxville, TennesseeFee: $22
Prize: 1,000 
Ten-Minute Musicals Project7-20 minsMusicals. Any musical style or theatrical format. Max 10 performers – 5 women and 5 men. Int’l submissions ok. 8/31/23West Hollywood, California$250 royalty advance
Theatre Oxfordmax 10 pages   Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible. 8/31/23Oxford, MississippiFee: $12
Prize: $1,000
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the ArtsSee right.2-8 weeks residency. Submit up to 2 one-act plays or up to 2 excerpts from a longer work.  9/1/23Nebraska City, NebraskaApp Fee: $35
The Black Spring Press Group40-1,000 pagesPublication opp. Plays accepted. Any style or format, and genre. Int’l submissions ok.9/1/23LondonFee: $25
Theatre Threemax 30 minsUNPRODUCED works only. Int’l submissions ok.9/1/23Port Jefferson, New York$150 stipend
The Coachella Review10-12 pagesPublication opp. Plays accepted. Monologues ok, up to 1,500 words.9/4/23Coachella Valley, Californian/a
Theatre Now New York45 minsMusical that has not yet received a major production. May be at any stage of development. 9/4/23NYCNo Fee
American Stage20-60 minsShort or one-act plays. US playwrights only.Year RoundSt. Petersburg, Floridan/a
ArtAge Publications/Senior Theatre Resource CenterAny length Any genre. Stories that portray older people in a positive light, living life fully in today’s modern society. Plays that feature women as lead characters and/or have a majority of women in the cast are preferred. Year RoundPortland, Oregonn/a
Funky Little Theater Companymax 15 pagesShort plays or excerpts from full-length plays.Year RoundColorado Springs, Coloradon/a
Native VoicesFull LengthScripts that have been developed and produced.Year RoundLos Angeles, Californian/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 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday.Year Roundn/an/a
Yeppoon Little Theatremax 20 minsInt’l submissions ok. Any genre and subject matter. Must be suitable or adaptable for radio.Year RoundAustralian/a

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