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


Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Cellunova New Play Festival 25-45 mins One-act plays. Theme: Metamorphosis 7/30/23 NYC n/a
Fresh Words max 1 min Publication opp. Comic play/monologue.  7/30/23 n/a No Fee
Athena Project Full Length Women playwrights only.  7/31/23 Denver, Colorado n/a
Eclectic Full Contact Theater Company max 20 mins Short genre scripts written in the style of Old Time Radio. Genre: Noir 7/31/23 Chicago Prize: $250
Springhouse Journal max 30 pages Publication opp. Plays accepted. 7/31/23 n/a n/a
American Stage Full Length BIPOC or LGBTQIA+ playwrights. Must reside in the US. 8/1/23 St. Petersburg, Florida stipend of $600
L’Esprit Literary Review Any length  Publication opp. Drama accepted. Translations ok.  8/1/23 n/a No Fee
SPELLBINDER max 5 pages Publication opp. Drama accepted. Play extracts and monologues are welcome.  8/1/23 n/a £3 honorarium
Transformation Theatre 90-110 mins Int’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. 8/1/23 Laurel, Maryland n/a
Polyphone Festival of New Musicals Full Length Musicals. 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. 8/13/23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania n/a
Hypatia-in-the-Woods 10 pages (sample) 1-3 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted. 8/15/23 Shelton, Washington Fee: $20
New Plains Review max 12 pages Publication opp. One-act plays. Any style or subject matter.  8/15/23 Edmond, Oklahoma Fee: $3
Qu Literary Magazine max 4,000 words Publication opp. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage.  8/15/23 Charlotte, North Carolina Fee: $2.50
Vintage Theatre Full Length Romantic comedy. Int’l submissions ok.  8/15/23 Aurora, Colorado Fee: $20
Yale Drama Series Full Length Int’l submissions ok. Plays written in English only. 8/15/23 New Haven, Connecticut No Fee
Prize: $10,000
The PlayGround Experiment max 2 mins Monologues that represent America’s incredible diversity. Must include the word “RENEWAL” somewhere in the monologue.     8/18/23 TBA n/a
The Sauk max 15 mins Comedies and dramas. Plays with roles for teens and young people are encouraged.  8/25/23 Jonesville, Michigan No Fee
Clive Awards Full Length The play must directly reflect FPA’s mission of producing theatre from a Christian worldview to engage a diverse audience. Int’l submissions ok. 8/31/23 NYC No Fee
Prize: $25,000
Constellation Stage & Screen Full Length  Plays must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).  8/31/23 Bloomington, Indiana Prize: $3,000
Gallery Players 30-60 mins Must be the play’s world premiere.  8/31/23 Brooklyn, New York n/a
Henley Rose Playwright Competition Full Length Women playwrights. Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members. 8/31/23 Knoxville, Tennessee Fee: $22
Prize: 1,000 
Ten-Minute Musicals Project 7-20 mins Musicals. Any musical style or theatrical format. Max 10 performers – 5 women and 5 men. Int’l submissions ok.  8/31/23 West Hollywood, California $250 royalty advance
Theatre Oxford max 10 pages    Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible.  8/31/23 Oxford, Mississippi Fee: $12
Prize: $1,000
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts See right. 2-8 weeks residency. Submit up to 2 one-act plays or up to 2 excerpts from a longer work.   9/1/23 Nebraska City, Nebraska App Fee: $35
The Black Spring Press Group 40-1,000 pages Publication opp. Plays accepted. Any style or format, and genre. Int’l submissions ok. 9/1/23 London Fee: $25
Theatre Three max 30 mins UNPRODUCED works only. Int’l submissions ok. 9/1/23 Port Jefferson, New York $150 stipend
The Coachella Review 10-12 pages Publication opp. Plays accepted. Monologues ok, up to 1,500 words. 9/4/23 Coachella Valley, California n/a
Theatre Now New York 45 mins Musical that has not yet received a major production. May be at any stage of development.  9/4/23 NYC No Fee
American Stage 20-60 mins Short or one-act plays. US playwrights only. Year Round St. Petersburg, Florida n/a
ArtAge Publications/Senior Theatre Resource Center Any 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 Round Portland, Oregon n/a
Funky Little Theater Company max 15 pages Short plays or excerpts from full-length plays. Year Round Colorado Springs, Colorado n/a
Native Voices Full Length Scripts that have been developed and produced. Year Round Los Angeles, California n/a
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
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
Yeppoon Little Theatre max 20 mins Int’l submissions ok. Any genre and subject matter. Must be suitable or adaptable for radio. Year Round Australia n/a

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