Howdy, Playwrights!  This month, we have 35 play submission opps with June+ 2021 deadlines.
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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
BMI Theatre WorkshopAny lengthLibrettists.6/1/21NYCNo Fee
Frostburg State UniversityOne Act
(max 40 mins)
Previously unproduced plays.6/1/21Frostburg, MarylandFee: $20
Prize: $750
Galaxy Theater CompanyOne Act
(25-55 mins)
Comedic plays. Must be family-friendly (rated PG-13 or lower with no nudity or over-explicit language).6/1/21La Grange, Illinoisn/a
Playwrights’ Round Table10 minsUS playwrights only. STRONGLY encourages BIPOC, female and LGBTQIA+ writers to submit plays.6/1/21Orlando, FloridaFee: $1,
$25 stipend
Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest20-90 minsSubmissions must be family friendly in both subject and language.  NO cursing.  NO explicitly adult content. Prefers casts that are either balanced or favoring females.6/1/21Centennial, ColoradoPrize: $1,000 royalty advance
The Braid (formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre)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 Present6/1/21Santa Monica, Californian/a
WordWave One-Act Play CompetitionOne Act
(max 60 mins)
Plays must be written within the last five years.6/1/21South Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaFee: $25
Prize: $500
Writer’s Digestfirst 15 pagesScripts (stage play) are accepted. Int’l submissions ok, except Syria, Iran, North Korea or Crimea.6/7/21Blue Ash, OhioFee: $35
Prize: $5,000
The Bechdel Group20-35 pagesNew plays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts – anything in progress.  Must pass the Bechdel Test.6/11/21NYCFee: $6
Boulder Ensemble Theatre CompanyFull LengthWeek-long workshop residency culminating in a staged reading. Seeking plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 14, 2021. Must be a US resident.6/14/21Boulder, ColoradoPrize: $500 + $500 childcare stipend
Quince Magazine10 pages/minsPublication opp. Theme: “Arrivals.” Extracts from a full-length work are acceptable.6/14/21n/an/a
A&U Magazinemax 10 pagesAll submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed. Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play.6/15/21MagazineNo Fee
Prize: $75
American Theatre Group PlayLab10-15 pages (sample)Playwrights who are both/either BIPOC and LGBTQ+. Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers.6/15/21Bedminster, New Jerseyn/a
Calderan/s2 or 3.5 weeks residency. Int’l submissions ok.6/25/21Sisters, Oregonn/a
Page 73 Development Programs10-page sample + full scriptPlaywriting fellowship. The applicant must be a US resident. Must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays. Must have never received a production of his/her work in New York City that was larger than an Actors’ Equity Showcase Code presentation.6/28/21Brooklyn, New YorkAward: $10,000
Arts & Letters Prize for DramaOne Act
(30-60 pages)
Previously produced scripts are acceptable.6/30/21Milledgeville, GeorgiaFee: $10
Prize: $500
IATI (International Theater Arts Institute)Full LengthOpen to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish.6/30/21NYCNo Fee
Little Fish Theatremax 15 minsFirst play submitted is FREE. Second play requires a $5 fee. There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced.6/30/21Los Angeles, Californian/a
Long Beach PlayhouseFull LengthUn-produced, un-published, non-musical plays only.6/30/21Long Beach, CaliforniaFee: $15, $100 honorarium
Playwrights’ Round TableFull LengthUS playwrights only. STRONGLY encourages BIPOC, female and LGBTQIA+ writers to submit plays.6/30/21Orlando, FloridaFee: $5,
$100 stipend
The 15th Street Meeting of the Religious Society of FriendsAny lengthScripts based on people or events from Quaker history. Any genre: biography, fictionalized documentary, etc. Any style: epic, naturalistic, etc. For any audience: young audiences, young adult, general, etc. Suitable for any venue (except scripts demanding a proscenium): outdoors, large hall, medium-sized room, etc.
Note: No deadline although it’s best to submit by the end of June. Info not posted on their website. Send scripts (MS Word of PDF) – or enquiries for further information – to:
The Naples PlayersOne Act
(max 30 mins)
Must be non-musical.  Any genre.6/30/21Naples, Florida$100 performance royalty
Theatre Odyssey20-35 minsUS playwrights. Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue.6/30/21Bradenton, FloridaFee: $10
Prize: $500
Basecamp Theatre Co.Any lengthOriginal, non-musical, plays.Year RoundJacksonville, Floridan/a
Childsplay10 pages (sample)Plays for children.Year RoundTempe, Arizonan/a
Cleveland Public TheatreSee right.Development opp – ongoing event held on the second Tuesday of each month. Provides new and experienced writers the opportunity to test drive their new play.Year RoundCleveland, Ohion/a
Clubbed Thumbmax 90 minsPlays that are funny, strange & provocative. Must be unproduced in NYC. Must include substantial & challenging roles for women.Year RoundNYCn/a
Dragonfly Theatre CompanySee right.Adaptations of classic texts (*Shakespeare mostly or something else in the public domain). Preference will go to scripts by female/diverse authors that incorporate modern/current ideas and themes.Year RoundChicago, Illinoisn/a
FORGE Fuel“sample”Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights.Year RoundDanbury, ConnecticutFee: $80
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
Review Americanashort playPublication opp. Accepts short plays. NO profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic work. American citizenship is not a requirement for submission; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture.Year Roundn/aNo Fee
Stay True Theatre CompanyFull LengthNew work written by LGBTQIA+ playwrights. Plays and musicals ok.Year RoundNYCn/a
The Tank10 minsAn ongoing series that premieres 7 new short plays by 7 writers. Each writer devises a rule (such as “Rihanna must be mentioned” or “a back-handed compliment on page two) & then each creates a new short play incorporating ALL 7 rules. *Submit a 10-minute play, preferably comedic.Year RoundNYCn/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
TYPE!1-2 pagesPublication opp. Micro-plays.Year Roundn/an/a


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