Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with March+ 2023 deadlines.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Athena Project||Full Length||Women playwrights.||2/28/23||Denver, Colorado||n/a|
|Magnetic Theatre||5-15 mins||Open to all playwrights. Theme: Home||2/28/23||Asheville, North Carolina||Fee: $5|
|Stories Found||1-2 mins||Comedy scripts that can be easily adapted to audio.||2/28/23||Austin, Texas||n/a|
|Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts||See right.||Residency. $100 stipend per week. Submit up to 2 one-act plays or up to 2 excerpts from a longer work.||3/1/23||Nebraska City, Nebraska||App Fee: $35|
|Millay Arts||max 15 pages (sample)||Residency. Works in progress, published pieces, excerpts from longer works, selections of short works are welcome.||3/1/23||Austerlitz, New York||App Fee: $45|
|Parity Productions||Full Length||Women, trans, and gender-expansive writers.||3/1/23||NYC||No Fee
|riverSedge||max 15 pages||Publication opp. Accepts dramatic scripts.||3/1/23||Texas||Fee: $3
|Tulsa Review||One Act (max 3,000 words)||Publication opp. Original, unpublished works only.||3/1/23||Tulsa, Oklahoma||No Fee|
|938collective||10-20 mins||Plays in the early stages of development, something completely new, or a little snippet of a larger project. Theme: Exhibitionism||3/3/23||n/s||n/a|
|Orlando Shakes||Full Length||Stories that speak to diverse community in Central Florida. New plays that deal with modern “issues of our times.” Local, national, and int’l playwrights are encouraged to submit.||3/3/23||Orlando, Florida||n/a|
|Exposition Review||max 4 pages||Publication opp. Accepts a complete scene for stage, up to 4 pages. Theme: Tacky||3/5/23||California||Fee: $5
|Scribe Playwriting Competition||Full Length, One Act||Play or musical.||3/7/23||Oil City, Pennsylvania||Fee: $7.50 to $19.99|
|African American playwrights. Subject matter is broad. Avoid stereotypes, degrading or disrespectful portrayals of Black life and culture, and gratuitous violence or sexual content.||3/10/23||Indianapolis, Indiana||n/a|
|The Coachella Review||10-12 pages||Publication opp. Welcomes dramatic writing for both stage and screen. Monologues of up to 1,500 words accepted.||3/10/23||Coachella Valley, California||n/a|
|Gulfport Community Players||5-15 mins||US playwrights only. The play must be new and never produced in the Tampa Bay Florida area. Must be family-friendly, no nudity or foul language.||3/15/23||Gulfport, Florida||No Fee
|Loft Ensemble||Full Length||Plays that are rich in theatrical imagination and exploration of the human condition.||3/15/23||Los Angeles, California||n/a|
|Ponder Review||10-15 pages||Publication opp. Script excerpt or short play.||3/15/23||n/a||Fee: $2|
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|Sewanee Writers’ Conference||20+ pages||Workshop opp. Play or an excerpt of a play.||3/15/23||Sewanee, Tennessee||n/a|
|The Road Theatre Company||Any length||Any genre. The work must remain unproduced on the West Coast and unpublished through July 16, 2023.||3/15/23||North Hollywood, California||Fee: $20, $15|
|Tilted House||max 2,000 words||One short play or an excerpt from a longer play.||3/16/23||New Orleans, Louisiana||n/a|
|Left Coast Theatre Co||10-15 mins||Play must not have been previously produced in the Bay Area. Theme: Closets are for Clothes||3/18/23||San Francisco, California||n/a|
|Crafton Hills New Works Festival||10 mins,
|Theme: Transitions and Transformations||3/19/23||Yucaipa, California||Fee: $10|
|Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award For Playwriting||Full Length||Plays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”||3/20/23||New Hampshire & Vermont||$5,000 honorarium|
|Southeastern Louisiana University||Full Length||Open to all playwrights. Plays intended for a college-aged cast and audience.||3/20/23||Hammond, Louisiana||Fee: $10|
|Literature Today||1 min||Publication opp. Theme: Relationships||3/28/23||n/a||n/a|
|Sky Blue Theatre Company||max 30 mins||Int’l submissions ok.||3/30/23||London||Fee: £16|
|Two Good Dogs Productions||15-30 mins||NYC residents, 18+. Plays that call upon the voices and experiences rooted in historically marginalized communities.||3/30/23||NYC||Prize: $500|
|Atlanta Fringe Audio||15-60 mins||Audio drama.||3/31/23||Atlanta, Georgia||Fee: $25
|Enter Stage Left Theater||One Act (max 20 mins)||Must be appropriate for a PG-13 audience. May be comedy, drama, etc.||3/31/23||Hopkinton, Massachusetts||Fee: $20
|Pend Oreille Players||One Act
|The play must be family-friendly.||3/31/23||Newport, Washington||Fee: $10|
|The Shawnee Playhouse||See right.||Short plays and full-length plays.||3/31/23||Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania||Fees: $15, $25|
|Theatre Workshop of Owensboro||One Act
(max 25 pages)
|Plays must never have been performed.||3/31/23||Owensboro, Kentucky||Fee: $20
|Vivid Stage||Full Length||Comedies or dramas. Roles for women (if any) are realistic and substantial. Contemporary topics. Focus on “the human story.” Warmth and optimism.||3/31/23||Summit, New Jersey||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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