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Howdy! Now, I know you didní¢â‚¬â„¢t become a playwright to get rich… But that doesní¢â‚¬â„¢t mean you caní¢â‚¬â„¢t take home a big payday from writing a great play!í‚  Check out the play submissions opportunities below, which includes over $54,000 worth of cash prizes…

Remember: Never stop writing, and never stop submitting your plays.


Time and again, we find that the people who make the investment to become full members of play submissions helper (rather than reading only these free blog posts) gain greater motivation to submit, and realize their dreams…

So this month, instead of providing all the details to every April+ opportunity, some of them are only available to full paying members…

When you make the investment to become a full member, not only will you get all member benefits, but you’ll also give yourself one of the greatest gifts of all: the motivation needed to make 2016 your best playwriting year yet!


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Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Additional Info
Edmonds Driftwood Players max 15 mins Theme: Paradox 3/30/16 Edmonds, WA n/a
Sky Blue Theatre 10-30 mins Int’l submissions ok. 3/30/16 London Fee: í‚£16
Theatre Conspiracy Full Length Plays having up to three previous Prods are welcome. 3/30/16 Fort Myers, Florida Fee: $5
Prize: $700
American Stage Full Length New plays — no previous professional Prod in Florida. Any genre. Hard copy submissions only. 3/31/16 St. P’sburg, Florida n/a
Arts & Letters Prize 30-60 pgs One-act plays only. 3/31/16 M’geville, Georgia Fee: $10
Prize: $500
Capital Stage Full Length Any genre. 3/31/16 S’mento, California n/a
Fest51 30-90 mins Scripts must be by female authors. 3/31/16 K’gstown, RI n/a
Geva Theatre Center Full Length Full-length plays, translations & adaptations. 3/31/16 Rochester, New York n/a
Pend Oreille Players Assoc One Act
(max 30 mins)
Plays must be family friendly, no strong language. 3/31/16 Newport, WA Fee: $6 hardcopy, $9 electronic

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$7,500 grant
Theater n/a
Magazine n/a
Festival No Fee
Festival Fee: $20
“Cash prize”
Theater Fee: $35
Prize: $1,000
Play Development Program Award: $10,000
Theater Prize: $100
University Prize: $5,ooo
Fresh Ground Pepper Full Length 1-week residency from July 27 to August 3, 2016. Apps from playwrights accepted. 4/3/16 Nazareth, PA Fee: $350
Pittsburgh New Works Fest One Act
(max 40 mins)
Unproduced plays only. 4/3/16 P’tsburgh, PA Fee: $15
Prize: $500
Artists’ Exchange One Act
(10-15 mins)
Previously produced plays ok. Comedic, absurd, dramatic, farcical, musical, etc. 4/15/16 Cranston, RI N/a
Athena Project Full Length Female playwrights only. 4/15/16 Denver, Colorado N/a
Barkers max 12 pgs (sample) American playwrights only. Send two writing samples. Two scenes from the same play is acceptable. 4/15/16 NYC $1,000.
Fee: $10, OR $5 for PSH paid members
Barkers max 24 pgs (sample) European playwrights only. Samples can be in any official language of the countries within the EU. 4/15/16 NYC Fee: $10, OR $5 for PSH paid members
Bogliasco F’wships Full Length 30 to 34-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 4/15/16 Italy Fee: $30
Frostburg State U One Act
(max 40 mins)
New works. 4/15/16 Frostburg, Maryland Fee: $20
Prize: $750
MacDowell Fellowship Full Length 1-8 week residency. 4/15/16 P’borough, NH Fee: $30
Manhattan Rep Theatre One Act
(7-90 mins)
Playwrights must produce. Previously produced plays ok………………………………… 4/15/16 NYC Fee: $30 once accepted
Midtown Int’l Theatre Fest 25-60 mins Playwright must produce. 4/15/16 NYC n/a
New England Theatre Conf Full Length Open to all playwrights. Hard copy submissions only. 4/15/16 Hamden, CT Fee: $10
Prize: $1000
Open Space Art 10-15 mins Open to everyone. Theme: TOPSY TURVY. Must be family friendly, & involve younger characters (ages 13 to 35). 4/15/16 R’stown, Maryland n/a
Playwrights’ Round Table 10 mins Original, unproduced works. Particularly interested in plays by women & minorities. 4/15/16 Orlando, Florida No Fee
Stage Left Theatre partial draft/writing sample Plays that raise debate re: political & social issues. 4/15/16 Chicago, Illinois n/a
The College at Brockport 7-14 mins Note: First 500 plays only. 4/15/16 Brockport, New York n/a
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Hereí¢â‚¬â„¢s what other playwrights just like you are saying about the full, memberí¢â‚¬â„¢s-only access:

í¢â‚¬Å“Many playwriting groups recommended youí¢â‚¬¦ Thanks for the good work.í¢â‚¬


í¢â‚¬Å“The best source Ií¢â‚¬â„¢ve found for contests & information about new play opportunities.í¢â‚¬


í¢â‚¬Å“I will have had 4 of my short plays included in various festivals.í¢â‚¬


í¢â‚¬Å“My membership has been a tremendous help.í¢â‚¬


“Play Submissions Helper is THE go-to resource tool for playwrights everywhere… and has been for years.”


Free for hard copy subs. $5 email.
Theater Fee: $40
Arts Alliance Fee: $20
Prize: $10,000
Festival n/a
Marquee Dramatist Group n/a
Playwriting Prize Fee: $25
Prize: $10,000
Theater Company n/a
Hand to Mouth Players One Act
(max 25 mins)
Play must be previously unpublished. 4/30/16 Montrose, New York Fee: $15 -$20
Magnolia Arts Center max 10 mins Unpublished plays. Open to playwrights of all ages. 4/30/16 G’ville, North Carolina Fee: $5 – $7.
Prize: $50
Pride Films & Plays Short, Full Length Plays or musicals written by women with lesbian characters or themes. Entry fee $15 if sent by March 31. 4/30/16 Chicago, Illinois Fee: $15 – 30. Prize: $400.
The Chameleon Theatre Circle Any length Original, unproduced works only. All styles & genres ok. 4/30/16 B’nsville, MN No Fee
Prize: $100
American Actors UK max 20 mins Theme: The year 2020 4/30/16 London, UK Fee: í‚£15
Capital Rep Theatre Full Length Multi-cultural & ethnically diverse pieces encouraged. Comedy & drama welcome. 5/1/16 Albany, New York n/a
Golden Thread Prods 10-30 mins Open to playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage writing about any topic, or to any playwright writing about the Middle East. 5/1/16 San Francisco, California n/a
Left Coast Theatre Co. 10-15 mins LGBTQ themed shorts w/ 1+ LGBTQ characters. 5/1/16 San Francisco, California n/a
New England Theatre Conf Full Length Plays for young audiences. Unproduced. Open to all playwrights. Hard copy submissions only. 5/1/16 Hamden, CT Fee:$10
Prize: $1,000
Writer’s Digest Full Length No restrictions on content, language, subject matter, etc. Int’l submissions ok. 5/6/16 n/a Fee: $25
Prize: $5,000


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Hereí¢â‚¬â„¢s what your fellow playwrights have to say about their membership:

í¢â‚¬Å“The go-to site for all playwrights looking to submit.í¢â‚¬ í¢â‚¬“T. Whidden, Playwriting Professor (SNHU)

í¢â‚¬Å“Many playwriting groups recommended youí¢â‚¬¦ Thanks for the good work.í¢â‚¬
-Jack Peterson, Playwright

í¢â‚¬Å“The best source Ií¢â‚¬â„¢ve found for contests & information about new play opportunities.í¢â‚¬
-Leroy Clark, Author of Practical Playwriting and Writing for the Stage

í¢â‚¬Å“ What a terrific bargain and time-saver. If you write, you need PSH. Simple. Just do it. It prompts you to keep circulating your labors of love, talent, and insights.í¢â‚¬
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