Howdy, friends! Below are your 39 play submissions opportunities with December 2014 deadlines.í‚  There’s a little bit of everything here, so you should find something to submit to. To all our American playwrights, Happy Thanksgiving!í‚  (Gobble gobble gobble).


NameLengthPlay Genre(s) AcceptedDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Drury UniversityOne Act

Competition is open to all playwrights. 20-45 mins preferred.

12/1/14Springfield, MissouriPrize: $300.
Schreiberí¢â‚¬â„¢s Shorts10 minsTheme: freedom. (Can be broadly interpreted.). Prior non-nyc prods ok.12/1/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Jewish Women’s TheatreOne ActTheme: Reckoning with Dad – plays about father. Prefers “element of jewish resonance.”12/1/14Los Angeles, Californian/a
The Ebell Playwright PrizeFull Length (max 85 pages)Open to female residents of California only.12/1/14Los Angeles, CaliforniaPrize: $6,000
Theatre InspiraTO 10 minsTheme: The urban jungle. Open to all playwrights/no location restriction.12/1/14Toronto, OntarioPrize: $500 CDN
Theatricum BotanicumFull LengthProvocative, political & socially relevant material. Seeking “emerging playwrights around the globe.”12/1/14Topanga, Californian/a

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Clockhousemax 15 pgsMagazine publication. Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt.12/1/14n/an/a
Paw Paw Village Players max 15 minsOpen to any family-friendly subject matter. May submit 3 plays — no extra fee.12/1/14Paw Paw, MichiganFee: $10
Eclectic Co Theatre15 pgs maxSeeks a spinoff of í¢â‚¬Å“Aliceí¢â‚¬â„¢s Adventures in Wonderlandí¢â‚¬ or í¢â‚¬Å“Through the Looking Glass.í¢â‚¬12/1/14Los Angeles, Californian/a
Midwest New Play FestivalFull LengthOpen to playwrights living in Mich, Illinois, Indiana or Wisc. Staged reading w 1-week paid residency.12/1/14Kalamazoo, MichiganPrize: travel, lodging & per diem.
Manhattan Rep7-20 minsSeeks fully produced one act plays. No submission fee, but if chosen, $150 participation fee.12/1/14New York City, New YorkFee: See left.
Prize: $1000
ATHE Award60+ minsPlays must have been written since Aug 2013 by university-affiliated writer (student, faculty, resident, etc). Prior prods ok. 3-day conference.12/1/14Boulder, ColoradoPrize: Travel, hotel, etc.
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festunclear1-wk development residency. Looking for musicals in the developmental process, esp beginning. Playwright must produce/perform.12/1/14Auburn, New York

Fee: $25.

Prize: Travel + housing.

University of St. Thomasmax 10 minsPrefers characters aged 18-28 years.12/1/14Houston, TexasPrize: $100
Agape Actors Co-Opmax 15 minutes“Submit as many plays as you wish.”12/1/14Georgetown, Texasn/a
Denton Community TheatreOne Act (under 50 minutes)Theme: Method and Madness. Collections of short plays with a total running time of under 50 mins also ok.12/1/14Denton, TexasFee: $25
Provincetown Theatermax 90 minsStaged reading. Open to “Northeast-based” playwrights. May be full-length or a collection of works. “Playwrights must be involved in the production of the reading.”12/2/14Provincetown, Massn/a
Greenbrier Valley Theatre5-10 minutesExcessively strong language discouraged.12/3/14Lewisburg, West Virginian/a
Proscenium Theatre JournalAny lengthAny length and style, original adaptations (w/ secured rights) and musicals. Also accepts articles on playwriting.12/5/14n/an/a
Scripts Irelandmax 15 minutesRadio plays. Theme: “A Bump In The Road.” Must be available for 3-day development process.12/8/14Birr, Irelandn/a
SCI-FEST 201520 mins maxScripts must have a science fiction theme. No geographical restrictions.12/15/14Los Angeles, CaliforniaPrize: $200
Juilliard SchoolFull Length (or up to 2 one-acts)“One-year, tuition-free, graduate-level fellowship.í¢â‚¬ í‚  2nd year possible. Prefers applicants w/ an undergraduate degree.12/15/14New York City, New YorkFee: $60
PLAYING SHORTLYmax 10 minsRadio plays. American playwrights only………………………….12/15/14n/aPrize: $100
Nylon Fusion10 miinsí‚ Theme: 1900s through 1920’s. Play should be informed by the happenings of that period.12/15/14NYC, NYn/a
Live Girls! Theater10 minutesWomen playwrights only. Theme: í¢â‚¬Å“Riskí¢â‚¬ and/or í¢â‚¬Å“Rewardí¢â‚¬12/15/14Seattle, Washingtonn/a
Indie Boots Theatre Fest max 15 minutesAll plays must use the word “Ella” in the title. Comedies & underrepresented characters encouraged.12/15/14Chicago, Illinois



Heavy Weather10 minutes“Minimal tech requirements, and with a same-sex relationship at its core.”12/22/14Londonn/a

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The Griot Theater Fest30-90 minsIt appears that playwright must be African-American. í‚  Playwright must produce. No submission fee. $200-$500 participation fee if selected. Prize: $2,500.12/24/14New York City, New YorkSee left
Venus / Adonis Theater Fest30-90 minsPlaywright must produce. No submission fee. $200-$500 participation fee if selected. Prize: $2,500.12/24/14New York City, New YorkSee left
Yet 2 Evolve Prodsmax 1hr. 45minsTheme: political/controversial contemporary issues. It appears that playwright must direct.12/28/14New York City, New YorkFee: $12
Lost Theatremax 5 minutesAccepts entries from all performance genres. Non-UK residents are welcome.12/28/14LondonFee: í‚£10
Prize: í‚£100
Cape Cod Theatre ProjectFull LengthWeek-long development residence w/ staged reading.12/31/14Cape Cod, Massn/a
Ra탭ces Theatre Co max 10 minsAll plays must relate to the Latino culture. Playwright must be Latino.12/31/14Buffalo, New YorkPrize: $20
Arizona Theatre Comin 50 pgsLatino playwrights. English and/or Spanish. Last year’s prize was $1,000. Unclear if that applies to this year.12/31/14Tucson, ArizonaSee left.
Branch County Community TheatreFull LengthPlays or musicals. Childrení¢â‚¬â„¢s plays ok.12/31/14Coldwater, MichiganPrize: $200
St. Louis Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Studio One Act (max 45 minutes)Accepts submissions of one-act plays. (Also accepts shorter plays from high school students).12/31/14St. Louis, Missourin/a
Mountain Playhouse Full LengthMission: “the advancement of theater as a relevant art form in the modern world.” International submissions ok.12/31/14Jennerstown, PennsylvaniaPrize: $1,000
The Colonial PlayersFull Length or One ActPlaywrights must reside in states descendent from the original 13 colonies (includes NY, Philly, & DC).12/31/14Annapolis, MarylandPrize: $1,000
Pulitzer PrizeFull LengthUS authors only. Must have been produced and opened in 2014.12/31/14New York City, New YorkFee: $50
Prize: $10,000


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”í‚ í‚ 

-Theodore Roosevelt (presumably in regards to playwriting)