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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Emerging or previously unpublished playwrights.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
Prize: $1,500
Furious Gazelle max 10 pages Halloween-themed short plays. 10/6/23 n/a No Fee
Prize: $50
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,
Full Length
Plays may not have had a professional production. 10/15/23 Omaha, Nebraska Fee: $10
$750 stipend

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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
(15-30 mins)
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
Prize: $500
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
Prize: $500
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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