Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with October+ 2023 deadlines.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Bite Sized Spooktacular||max 10 mins||Original short plays (or other theatrical pieces), either comedic or spooky.||9/30/23||NYC||n/a|
|Hominum Journal||One Act||Publication opp. One-act plays accepted.||9/30/23||n/a||n/a|
|Magnetic Theatre||max 15 mins||Theme: Anniversary||9/30/23||Asheville, North Carolina||“small stipend”|
|Portland Stage||Full Length||Playwrights who do not have agents may submit 10-page dialogue samples for consideration.||9/30/23||Portland, Maine||n/a|
|Urban Stages Theater||Full Length||Plays that work within the confines of a two-actor cast. Any theme and genre. Also accepts musicals with up to five actors.||9/30/23||NYC||n/a|
|Barter Theatre||5-7mins||Monologues. Must be set in Appalachia. Playwright must be Black. Pls. see website for additional instructions (prompts).||10/1/23||Abingdon, Virginia||n/a|
|Break a Leg Productions||15-20 pages||Plays celebrating Samhain or Allhallowtide.||10/1/23||NYC||n/a|
|Millay Arts||max 20 pages (sample)||Playwriting residency.||10/1/23||Austerlitz, New York||App Fee: $45|
|Stage Right Theatrics||max 20 mins||Short plays. THERE IS NO FEE FOR NPX OR PSH MEMBERS!||10/1/23||Dublin, Ohio||Fee: $10|
|Stonecoast Review||max 12 pages||Publication opp. Accepts dramatic works.||10/1/23||Portland, Maine||n/a|
|Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival||One Act
(max 1 hr)
|Emerging or previously unpublished playwrights. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/25/23.||10/25/23||New Orleans, Louisiana||Fee: $25
|Furious Gazelle||max 10 pages||Halloween-themed short plays.||10/6/23||n/a||No Fee
|The Ulu Review||max 10 mins||Publication opp.||10/6/23||Oahu, Hawaii||Fee: $5|
|Village Playwrights Productions||10 mins||Queer Halloween plays.||10/7/23||NYC||n/a|
|Camino Real Playhouse||10 mins||Plays can be on any subject.||10/15/23||San Juan Capistrano, California||Fee: $10|
|Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre||max 10 mins||Submissions are welcome from anywhere!||10/15/23||Moorhead, Minnesota||Fee: $10|
|Great Plains Theatre Commons||One Act,
|Plays may not have had a professional production.||10/15/23||Omaha, Nebraska||Fee: $10
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|Literature Today||1 min||One-minute plays. Theme: Man and Nature||10/15/23||n/a||n/a|
|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 are welcome if self-contained. Translations are welcome if permission has been granted.||10/15/23||Normal, Illinois||n/a|
|Old Library Theatre||One Act
|Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.||10/15/23||Fair Lawn, New Jersey||Fee: $5|
|Seven Devils New Play Foundry||Full Length||Dev’t opp. Plays of any genre or style. Int’l submissions ok.||10/15/23||McCall, Idaho||Fee: $10|
|Smith & Kraus||10 mins||Plays must be produced between August 2022 through September 2023.||10/15/23||n/a||n/a|
|Smith & Kraus||1-3 mins||Monologues MUST BE FROM PLAYS, not stand-alone pieces. Must be from plays produced between August 2022 through September 2023.||10/15/23||n/a||n/a|
|Weathervane Playhouse||7-12 mins||Each play must take place on the 2024 set, a castle. No characters under the age of 16.||10/15/23||Akron, Ohio||Fee: $10
|West Side Show Room||max 10 mins||Plays and monologues. Must be new works, written after August 15, 2023. Int’l submissions ok. Theme: What I Learned From My Ex||10/15/23||Rockford, Illinois||Prize: $200|
|A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Inner Growth||10-12 pages||Comedic plays. Women playwrights only. Must live in the US. The play’s content must explore the journey and challenges related to inner growth.||10/20/23||Phoenix, Arizona||Prize: $500|
|Winters Theatre Company||max 10 mins||No theme.||10/27/23||Winters, California||No Fee|
|Bay Street Theater||Full Length||Writers of all backgrounds. Looking for pieces that have had re-writes and development already.||10/31/23||Sag Harbor, New York||n/a|
|Dayton Playhouse||Full Length||Original work. Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members.||10/31/23||Dayton, Ohio||Fee: $20
|Flint Repertory Theatre||Full Length||New plays and musicals.||10/31/23||Flint, Michigan||n/a|
|Spectrum Theatre Ensemble||max 50 pages||One-act plays by Autistic+/Neurodiverse/(Dis)abled writers.||10/31/23||Providence, Rhode Island||n/a|
|Wildacres Residency Program||n/s||1 or 2-week residency.||10/31/23||Little Switzerland, North Carolina||App Fee: $25|
|Qutub Minar Review||One Act (max 4,000 words)||Publication opp. Submit up to 2 one act plays of 4,000 words each or less at a time.||Year Round||n/a||No Fee|
|The LAVA Center||“work sample”||Playwrights are invited to gather to share short samples of their work, request readings of short pieces of work by others in the group, discuss topics of interest and importance to the playwriting community in general.||Year Round||Greenfield, Massachusetts||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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