Howdy, Playwrights!   Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with July+ 2024 deadlines.

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Sapphest NYC Summer 20248-10 minsQueer woman/sapphic playwrights. Plays inspired by the title of a classic sapphic pop song.6/26/24Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
Chain Theatre10-60 minsOne-act plays. All themes or genres are welcome. Playwright must produce.6/28/24NYCNo Fee
Actors’ Theatremax 10 pagesInt’l submissions ok.6/30/24Santa Cruz, CaliforniaFee: $10
Athena ProjectFull LengthPlaywright must be a woman.6/30/24Denver, Coloradon/a
The New Jersey Play Lab20 pages (sample)Plays in all styles and traditions that center around social justice (locally, nationally, or globally).6/30/24Jersey City, New Jerseyn/a
CRY HAVOC Company10 pages (sample)New play dev’t opp, culminating in an Equity 29-hour reading of scripts for the public. Theme: Duets6/30/24NYCn/a
Fault Line Theatremax 20 pages (sample)Dev’t opp. Socially relevant, character-driven plays.6/30/24NYC$1,800 stipend
Fred Ebb AwardFull LengthComposer/lyricist or composer/lyricist team wishing to create work for the musical theatre.6/30/24NYCPrize: $60,000
Hominum JournalOne ActPublication opp. One-act plays accepted.6/30/24n/an/a
IATIFull LengthInt’l submissions ok. Original works in English or Spanish.6/30/24NYCNo Fee
North Park Playwright Festivalmax 12 pagesInt’l submissions ok. Any subject matter. No nudity or off color humor.6/30/24San Diego, CaliforniaNo Fee
Playhouse on the SquareFull LengthOriginal plays or musicals.6/30/24Memphis, TennesseeFee: $15
Prize: $750
City Theatreshort playsUS playwrights. Bilingual scripts & 10-min musicals ok. BIPOC, women, and LBGTQ+ playwrights encouraged. Note: Open for submissions until max number of submissions are received.No deadline (see left)Miami, Floridan/a
Centre Stagemax 120 pagesInt’l submissions ok. Musicals and plays with music ok.7/1/24Greenville, South Carolinan/a
Echo Theater Company60-150 pagesNon-musical plays.7/1/24Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $40
Prize: $1,000
Frostburg State Universitymax 40 minsOne-act plays. One person plays are accepted.7/1/24Frostburg, MarylandFee: $20
Prize: $750
New Works, New VoicesFull LengthMusicals by writers and composers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented in the musical theater canon.7/1/24Syracuse, New Yorkn/a

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One Night Stand Theatershort playPlays can be new or old. See website for the themes.7/1/24Aurora, Colorado“small honorarium”
Pan Theatermax 10 pagesPlays must include a cat in the background. Plays that are dramatic, absurd, comedic, or any combination of all three.7/1/24Oakland, CaliforniaPrize: $100
PLAYAmax 10 pages (sample)12 or 26 day residency. Int’l submissions ok. *Provide 3-5 writing work samples with a total of no more than 10 pages.7/1/24Lake County, OregonApp Fee: $30
Smith & Krausmax 10 minsPlays for the gender minority. Preference will be given to POC, Women, and LGBTQIA writers.7/1/24n/aNo Fee
WordWave One-Act Play Competitionmax 60 minsPlays must be written within the last 5 years.7/1/24South Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaFee: $30
Exposition Reviewmax 4 pagesPublication opp. Accepts a complete scene for stage. Theme: Persona7/6/24CaliforniaFee: $5
“cash prize”
Nomad Theatre8-12 pagesUS playwrights. Plays must be unpublished and unproduced. Theme: The Polling Place7/14/24Normal, Ilinois$15 honorarium
People’s Theatre ProjectOne ActWork-in-progress. Latiné, Black, Queer, and/or immigrant playwrights. Preferably local NYC playwrights.7/15/24NYC$1,000 stipend
Ucross Foundation“sample”Residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.7/15/24Ucross, WyomingApp Fee: $40
Soapbox Stage Worksmax 10 minsInt’l submissions ok.7/25/24Monterey, CaliforniaFee: $15
Midwest Dramatists Center10 minsUS playwrights.7/30/24Olathe, KansasNo Fee
Gather by the Ghost Lightmax 20 pagesHorror audio play. Adult language and situations are allowed. Int’l submissions ok.7/31/24Augusta, GeorgiaNo Fee
Masque & Spectacle10 minsPublication opp. Plays accepted.7/31/24n/sn/a
PlayZoomers10-15 minsHoliday scripts. Must be suitable for online production.7/31/24onlineNo Fee
“small stipend”
Quannapowitt Players10-20 minsPlay submissions should focus on a holiday. Plays featuring children are ok. Must be family friendly.7/31/24Reading, Massachusetts$100 stipend
Springhouse Journalmax 30 pagesPublication opp. Plays accepted.7/31/24n/an/a
William Faulkner Literary CompetitionOne Act (less than 1 hr)NO excessive violence, sex or religious extremism.7/31/24New Albany, MississippiFee: $20
Prize: $600
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



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