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

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center50-150 pagesDev’t opp. All styles & genres of drama, including one-acts & solo pieces. Int’l submissions ok.9/29/22Waterford, ConnecticutFee: $25
Athena ProjectFull LengthWomen playwrights. Previously unproduced plays only.9/30/22Denver, Coloradon/a
Bite Sized Spooktacularmax 10 minsOriginal plays or other theatrical pieces, either comedic or spooky.9/30/22NYCn/a
Phoenix TheatreFull LengthDramatic & comedic original & un-produced plays and musicals.9/30/22Phoenix, ArizonaFee: $10
Stonecoast Reviewmax 12 pagesPublication opp. Accepts unpublished dramatic works.9/30/22Portland, Mainen/a
The Saukmax 15 minsOriginal works or published works. Comedies & dramas. Plays with roles for teens & young people are encouraged.9/30/22Jonesville, MichiganNo Fee
ÉlanSee right.Publication opp. Plays accepted. *Submit full manuscripts with potential excerpts clearly noted. Pieces over 1,200 words must have a marked excerpt.No deadline posted.Jacksonville, Floridan/a
Great Plains Theatre CommonsFull Length, One ActPlays may not have had a professional production.No deadline posted.Omaha, NebraskaFee: $10,
$750 stipend
New York Theater Festival5-90 minsPlays or musicals. Any genre. Submissions accepted from a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan and only run if the entire cast and crew are from NYC.No deadline posted.NYCFee: $75-$250
Prize: $3,500
Camargo Foundationmax 20 pages (sample)Fellowships, 6-11 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted.10/1/22Francestipend of EUR 350 per week
Forward Theater Co2-10 minsMonologues. Theme: Out in This World10/1/22Madison, Wisconsin$100 royalty
Lanford Wilson New American Play FestivalFull LengthNew American plays that provide dynamic performance opps for college-aged actors.10/1/22Cape Girardeau, Missourin/a
Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival10-30 minsPlays that have a cast of exclusively characters in their teens & twenties.10/1/22Cape Girardeau, Missourin/a
Noosa Arts Theatre30-45 minsAny subject matter, theme or style. Not restricted to Australian residents.10/1/22AustraliaFee: $A40
Prize: $5,000
Stage Right Theatricsmax 20 minsSubmissions should adhere to the tenets of the Natural Theatre as defined on, OhioFee: $10 (NO FEE FOR PSH MEMBERS)
Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary FestivalOne ActNew work from emerging artists. Int’l submissions ok. Must be original work & not published in any way.10/1/22New Orleans, LouisianaFee: $25
Prize: $1,500
Calderan/s2 & 3.5 week residencies. Apps from playwrights accepted. Int’l submissions ok.10/3/22Sisters, OregonNo Fee


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American Antiquarian Societymax 25 pages (sample)Fellowships for creative & performing artists & writers, including 4 weeks residency.10/5/22Worcester, Massachusetts$2,000 stipend
Moxie Arts New Yorkn/sDev’t program for new, unproduced plays.10/7/22New YorkNo Fee
Shakespeare on the Sound10 minsPlays inspired by the characters in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy “As You Like It.” PROMPT:  After the Curtain: Where are they now?10/7/22Norwalk, Connecticutn/a
Art Omin/sResidency for published writers & translators of every type of literature. All text-based projects — fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc. — are eligible.10/15/22Ghent, New YorkNo Fee
Brown Foundation“sample”1-2 months residency. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted.10/15/22FranceFee: $25
Camino Real Playhouse10 minsPlays can be on any subject.10/15/22 San Juan Capistrano, CaliforniaFee: $10
Obsidianmax 20 pages (see right)Publication opp. One act or a collection of short scenes no longer than 20 pages. Excerpts of longer works ok. Translations ok.10/15/22Normal, Illinoisn/a
Saranac ReviewSee right.Publication opp. Short plays, one acts, riveting scenes, tiny musicals & all drama that makes characters & their actions & dialogue utterly visual & necessary.10/15/22Plattsburgh, New YorkFee: $3
Seven Devils New Play FoundryFull LengthDev’t opp. Any genre or style. Int’l submissions ok.10/15/22McCall, IdahoFee: $10
Weathervane Playhousemax 10 minsThe play must include an umbrella — a prop that must be incorporated into the play. It must be seen on stage. No characters under the age of 16.10/15/22Akron, OhioFee: $10
Prize: $500
The SaukAny lengthUnproduced plays. Any style: comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical. Play dev’t opp including public staged readings.10/28/22Jonesville, Michigan“royalty”
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 pagesPlays that have great film or TV adaptation potential. Int’l submissions ok. Writers 18+.10/31/22Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $49.50 Prize: $1,000
The Brick1-20 minsNew works.10/31/22Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
The Stanley Drama AwardSee right.Original full-length play, musical, or one-act play sequence that has not been professionally produced or received trade book publication.10/31/22Staten Island, New YorkFee: $30
Prize: $2,000
Wildacres Residency Programn/s1 or 2-week residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.10/31/22Little Switzerland, North CarolinaApp Fee: $25
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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