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

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center 50-150 pages Dev’t opp. All styles & genres of drama, including one-acts & solo pieces. Int’l submissions ok. 9/29/22 Waterford, Connecticut Fee: $25
Athena Project Full Length Women playwrights. Previously unproduced plays only. 9/30/22 Denver, Colorado n/a
Bite Sized Spooktacular max 10 mins Original plays or other theatrical pieces, either comedic or spooky. 9/30/22 NYC n/a
Phoenix Theatre Full Length Dramatic & comedic original & un-produced plays and musicals. 9/30/22 Phoenix, Arizona Fee: $10
Stonecoast Review max 12 pages Publication opp. Accepts unpublished dramatic works. 9/30/22 Portland, Maine n/a
The Sauk max 15 mins Original works or published works. Comedies & dramas. Plays with roles for teens & young people are encouraged. 9/30/22 Jonesville, Michigan No Fee
Élan See 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, Florida n/a
Great Plains Theatre Commons Full Length, One Act Plays may not have had a professional production. No deadline posted. Omaha, Nebraska Fee: $10,
$750 stipend
New York Theater Festival 5-90 mins Plays 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. NYC Fee: $75-$250
Prize: $3,500
Camargo Foundation max 20 pages (sample) Fellowships, 6-11 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted. 10/1/22 France stipend of EUR 350 per week
Forward Theater Co 2-10 mins Monologues. Theme: Out in This World 10/1/22 Madison, Wisconsin $100 royalty
Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival Full Length New American plays that provide dynamic performance opps for college-aged actors. 10/1/22 Cape Girardeau, Missouri n/a
Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 10-30 mins Plays that have a cast of exclusively characters in their teens & twenties. 10/1/22 Cape Girardeau, Missouri n/a
Noosa Arts Theatre 30-45 mins Any subject matter, theme or style. Not restricted to Australian residents. 10/1/22 Australia Fee: $A40
Prize: $5,000
Stage Right Theatrics max 20 mins Submissions should adhere to the tenets of the Natural Theatre as defined on 10/1/22 Dublin, Ohio Fee: $10 (NO FEE FOR PSH MEMBERS)
Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival One Act New work from emerging artists. Int’l submissions ok. Must be original work & not published in any way. 10/1/22 New Orleans, Louisiana Fee: $25
Prize: $1,500
Caldera n/s 2 & 3.5 week residencies. Apps from playwrights accepted. Int’l submissions ok. 10/3/22 Sisters, Oregon No Fee


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American Antiquarian Society max 25 pages (sample) Fellowships for creative & performing artists & writers, including 4 weeks residency. 10/5/22 Worcester, Massachusetts $2,000 stipend
Moxie Arts New York n/s Dev’t program for new, unproduced plays. 10/7/22 New York No Fee
Shakespeare on the Sound 10 mins Plays inspired by the characters in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy “As You Like It.” PROMPT:  After the Curtain: Where are they now? 10/7/22 Norwalk, Connecticut n/a
Art Omi n/s Residency for published writers & translators of every type of literature. All text-based projects — fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc. — are eligible. 10/15/22 Ghent, New York No Fee
Brown Foundation “sample” 1-2 months residency. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted. 10/15/22 France Fee: $25
Camino Real Playhouse 10 mins Plays can be on any subject. 10/15/22  San Juan Capistrano, California Fee: $10
Obsidian max 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. 10/15/22 Normal, Illinois n/a
Saranac Review See right. Publication opp. Short plays, one acts, riveting scenes, tiny musicals & all drama that makes characters & their actions & dialogue utterly visual & necessary. 10/15/22 Plattsburgh, New York Fee: $3
Seven Devils New Play Foundry Full Length Dev’t opp. Any genre or style. Int’l submissions ok. 10/15/22 McCall, Idaho Fee: $10
Weathervane Playhouse max 10 mins The 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. 10/15/22 Akron, Ohio Fee: $10
Prize: $500
The Sauk Any length Unproduced plays. Any style: comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical. Play dev’t opp including public staged readings. 10/28/22 Jonesville, Michigan “royalty”
Old Library Theatre One Act
(15-30 mins)
Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection. 10/31/22 Fair Lawn, New Jersey Fee: $5
ScreenCraft max 150 pages Plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential. Int’l submissions ok. Writers 18+. 10/31/22 Los Angeles, California Fee: $49.50 Prize: $1,000
The Brick 1-20 mins New works. 10/31/22 Brooklyn, New York n/a
The Stanley Drama Award See right. Original full-length play, musical, or one-act play sequence that has not been professionally produced or received trade book publication. 10/31/22 Staten Island, New York Fee: $30
Prize: $2,000
Wildacres Residency Program n/s 1 or 2-week residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 10/31/22 Little Switzerland, North Carolina App Fee: $25
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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