Howdy, Playwrights!   Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with November+ 2022 deadlines.

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Athena ProjectFull LengthPlaywright must be a woman.10/31/22Denver, Coloradon/a
Bunbury Players20-25 pagesWorks must be solely original and not based on or contain any previously copyrighted material.10/31/22New Yorkn/a
Fresh Words1 min / max 2 pagesPlays can be a tragedy or comedy or tragi-comedy.10/31/22n/aNo Fee
Old Library TheatreOne Act
(15-30 mins)
Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.10/31/22Fair Lawn, New JerseyFee: $5
ScreenCraftmax 150 pagesSeeks plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential. Int’l submissions ok.10/31/22Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $49.50
Prize: $1,000
The Brick1-20 minsNew works.10/31/22Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
American Academy of Arts and LettersFull LengthMusicals, plays with songs, thematic revues or any comparable work. US citizens or permanent residents only.11/1/22NYCn/a
Coe CollegeFull LengthNew play in its final stages of development that would benefit from a week-long workshop.11/1/22Cedar Rapids, IowaPrize: $500
Fogliftermax 20 pagesPublication opp. LGBTQ+ writers. Accepts drama submissions.11/1/22n/a$50 honorarium
New England Reviewmax 5,000 wordsPublication opp. Short plays and monologues.11/1/22Middlebury, VermontFee: $3
Northern Michigan UniversityFull LengthAny style. Theme: Rural America11/1/22Marquette, MichiganPrize: $2,000
Over Our Head Playersmax 10 minsComedies. Open to everyone w/o age or geographic restriction.11/1/22Racine, WisconsinPrize: $500
Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary FestivalOne ActNew work from emerging artists. Int’l submissions ok.11/1/22New Orleans, LouisianaFee: $25
Prize: $1,500
Third Coast MagazineOne Act
(max 20 pages)
Publication opp. Drama accepted.11/1/22n/aFee: $3
Downtown Urban Arts Festivaln/sTheatrical works (plays, musicals, and solo performances).11/7/22NYCn/a
Centenary Stage CompanyFull LengthPlays with no prior AEA production. Developmental program for women playwrights.11/11/22Hackettstown, New Jersey$200 honorarium
Company of Fools10 minsComedies. Theme: Dare to Fail Gloriously11/11/22NYCn/a

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InterAct Theatre CompanyFull LengthUS-based playwrights who would be interested in spending time in conversation with the community of African American Muslims in Philadelphia.11/11/22Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$15,000 commission
Red Eye Theater10-15 minsDevelopment opp. Artists working in all performance disciplines are welcome to apply.11/11/22Minneapolis, Minnesota stipend of $1000
Last Frontier Theatre Conferencemax 30 minsPlay lab. Any genre except musicals.11/15/22Valdez, AlaskaFee: $100
Fresh Fruit FestivalOne Act, Full LengthPlays that highlight or showcase the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.11/28/22NYCNo Fee
StageQOne Act
(10-40 mins)
Playwrights who identify as LGBTQ+, local and national. Looking for stories surrounding the queer experience.11/28/22Madison, Wisconsinn/a
The Theater ProjectOne Act
(max 15 mins)
Adult playwrights, 18 and up. Plays can be either dramas or comedies. Playwrights must produce.11/28/22Maplewood, New Jersey$100 fee if selected,
Prize: $500
William Inge Theater Festival10 mins,
One Act (max 30 mins)
Playwrights are required to attend the festival. Selected playwrights conference registration fee is $225.11/28/22Independence, Kansasn/a
Moondance Int’l Film Festival1, 2 or 3-actStage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play.11/30/22Boulder, ColoradoFee: $50
Smith & Kraus10 minsPlays must be produced between April 2022 and July 2023.11/30/22n/an/a
Smith & Kraus1-3 minsMonologues from plays, not stand-alone pieces. Must be from plays produced between April 2022 and July 2023.11/30/22n/an/a
Emerging Artists TheatreSee right.3-week developmental program. Plays and musicals accepted.12/1/22NYCNo Fee
Free State Review1 minPublication opp. One-minute plays.12/1/22n/aFee: $3.50
International Human Rights Art Festival10 minsSelf-produced pieces which are built around a social concern.12/1/22NYCNo Fee
Lake Shore Center for the ArtsOne Act
(8-12 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. Comedy and drama.12/1/22Westfield, New YorkFee: $10
Philadelphia Artists’ Collectivemax 10 minsTheme: The Evolution of Human Rights.12/1/22Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian/a
The Players Theatren/aOriginal plays and musicals. Applicants are responsible for producing their show.12/1/22NYCn/a
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
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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