Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with July+ 2022 deadlines.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|freeze frame fiction||max 1,000 words||Publication opp. Drama accepted. Any genre, no content restrictions. Previously unpublished works only.||6/30/22||n/a||Pays $10 per accepted piece.|
|Long Beach Playhouse||Full Length||Un-produced, un-published, non-musical plays only.||6/30/22||Long Beach, California||Fee: $15, $100 honorarium|
|Wordsmyth Theater Company||40+ mins||One-act or two-act plays. Must not have had a public reading in the Houston area. Also accepts bilingual play – any language.||6/30/22||Houston, Texas||n/a|
|Jakespeare VTC||30-45mins||Looking for playwrights that will write a radio play version of Philip K. Dick’s stories. Must choose from one of the approved plays (see website for the list).||7/1/22||n/a||No financial compensation|
|New Works, New Voices||Full Length||Open to any writers and composers who feel their perspectives have been historically underrepresented in the musical theater canon.||7/1/22||Syracuse, New York||n/a|
|Panndora Productions||60+ mins||New works, full length or long one acts, which have not been previously produced.||7/1/22||Long Beach, California||Fee: 10|
|Exposition Review||max 4 pages||Publication opp. Complete scene. Unpublished works only. Theme: Flux||7/5/22||California||Fee: $5
|AboutFACE Ireland||Full Length||Playwrights based in Ireland, and Irish playwrights around the world.||7/15/22||Ireland||No Fee|
|Elsewhere Studios||n/s||1-6 months residency.||7/15/22||Paonia, Colorado||App Fee: $30|
|Molecule||max 50 words||Publication opp. Plays accepted. Must be previously unpublished.||7/15/22||n/a||n/a|
|New Musicals Inc.||Full Length||Musicals only.||7/15/22||Los Angeles, California||n/a|
|Hear Me Out Monologues||750-1,500 words||Monologue. Theme: “When We Name It.” The entry must in some way refer to some naming and its impact on the characters you’re revealing.||7/22/22||online||No Fee
|LowellArts Theatre||10 mins||Drama or comedy. Theme: Things That Go Bump in the Night||7/22/22||Lowell, Michigan||Fee: $20
|Golden Thread Productions||10-30 mins||Plays by playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage on any topic OR plays about the Middle East by playwrights of any cultural heritage. Must be in English.||7/30/22||San Francisco, California||n/a|
|Quannapowitt Players, Inc||10-20 mins||Play submissions should focus on a holiday. All holidays are welcome! Plays featuring children are also welcome. Must be family friendly, no excessive profanity.||7/31/22||Reading, Massachusetts||$100 stipend|
|Springhouse Journal||max 30 pages||Publication opp. Plays accepted.||7/31/22||n/a||n/a|
|William Faulkner Literary Competition||One Act (less than 1 hour)||Open to all ages. Original, unpublished, plays. NO excessive violence, sex or religious extremism.||7/31/22||New Albany, Mississippi||Fee: $20
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|Keegan Theatre||10 pages||Workshop opp. 10 page excerpts from full-length plays aligned with the theatre’s mission and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. NEW works only.||8/1/22||Washington, DC||n/a|
|The Players Theatre||max 15 mins||Theme: “Boo!” Horror plays and musicals including a great spoof. Playwrights must produce.||8/1/22||NYC||$50 tech fee|
|Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival||10 mins||Plays by members of the transgender community. The plays 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|
|Harvest International||One Act
(max 8 mins)
|Publication opp. Accepting submissions written in English, Spanish, and German.||Year Round||n/a||n/a|
|MKA||Full Length||Open to new and established playwrights. Int’l submissions ok.||Year Round||Australia||n/a|
|Next Act Theatre||Full Length||Sample pages or full script.||Year Round||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||n/a|
|North Carolina Literary Review||One Act||Publication opp.||Year Round||Greenville, North Carolina||n/a|
|Paragon Press||10 mins||Publication opp. Seeking plays to be included in an anthology. Play that centers characters of color, female characters LGBTQ characters.||Year Round||Central Pennsylvania||n/a|
|Pharmacy Theatre||Full Length||Accepts submissions for the Pharmacy Theatre for possible production.||Year Round||Central Pennsylvania||n/a|
|Rhodora Magazine||One Act||Publication opp. Submissions should be original. Translations (into English) are also accepted. No genre restrictions.||Year Round||India||No Fee|
|Singapore Repertory Theatre||Full Length||Plays and musicals.||Year Round||Singapore||n/a|
|The Shallow Tales Review||One Act||Publication opp. Previously unpublished works only. Int’l submissions ok.||Year Round||n/a||n/a|
|Theatre Now New York||See right.||Musicals. Send one page synopsis only.||Year Round||NYC||n/a|
|TSL Publications||n/s||Publication opp. The script should specify whether the play is for Amateur Theatre, Fringe or other specific group. Monologue compilations are welcomed.||Year Round||UK||n/a|
|Inis Nua Theatre Company||Full Length||Playwright based in Ireland, England, Scotland, or Wales or from an American writer whose script deals with the modern Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experience or a play which explores America’s relationship to one of these cultures.||Year Round||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||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|
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