Whatí¢â‚¬â„¢s your New Yearí¢â‚¬â„¢s Resolution?

Why not set a goal to do something truly meaningful as playwright: Get your play published and produced in 2016.

Thereí¢â‚¬â„¢s just one catch:

In order to be considered for any opportunity, you have to know about it, and then apply before the deadline. Fortunately, you can achieve this goal with the help of Play Submission Helper…


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 January opportunity, some of them are only available to full paying members…

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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
365 Women A YearOne ActWrite a play about any of 365 historical women listed on website. Any genre.12/31/15n/an/a
Arizona Theatre CompanyFull Length,
One Act
Latino playwrights.12/31/15Tucson, Arizonan/a
Branch County Community TheatreFull LengthPlays and musicals. Childrení¢â‚¬â„¢s plays accepted. Hard copy submissions í‚­í‚­only.12/31/15Coldwater, MichiganPrize: $200
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festmax 60 minsMusicals only. Playwrights must produce.12/31/15Auburn, New YorkFee: $25
Gallery Players10 mins – Full LengthPlays must be un-produced. Readings ok. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/15NYCn/a
Hope and OptimismFull LengthAll genres accepted, including musicals.12/31/15Ithaca, New YorkPrize: $10,000
Las Vegas Little TheatreFull LengthPlays that will appeal to an age range of 18 í¢â‚¬“ 30.12/31/15Las Vegas, NevadaPrize: $150
Metropolitan PlayhouseOne ActTheme: “Hope” as it relates to current/past life in NYCí¢â‚¬â„¢s East Village.12/31/15NYCn/a
Mountain PlayhouseFull LengthComedy. Must be a world premiere candidate. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/15Jennerstown, PennsylvaniaPrize: $1,000
Perf Network TheatreFull LengthTYAs, holiday plays, and plays about Michigan people, places, or things.12/31/15Ann Arbor, Michigann/a
Pulitzer Prize in DramaFull LengthPlays dealing with American life. See Drama Guidelines.12/31/15NYCFee: $50
Prize: $10,000
St. Louis Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ StudioOne Act
(max 45 mins)
Unproduced plays. Also accepts submissions by high school students, 15 mins max. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/15St. Louis, Missourin/a
TheaterOne Act


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Prize: $100
TheaterOne ActFee: $25
Prize: $200
Theater20-45 minsn/a
Production Co75-100 mins“small honorarium”
10-min Play Fest10 minutesN/a
UniversityFull Length$500 travel & lodging
UniversityFull LengthPrize: $2,000
Theater Comax 8 pgsn/a
TheaterFull LengthPrize: $600
TheaterFull LengthN/a
Cultural Center5 minsNo Fee
City Theatre of I’pendence10-15 minsTheme: í¢â‚¬Å“The Road Not Takení¢â‚¬1/8/16I’pendence, MissouriNo Fee
King’s Theatremax 10 minsOpen to anybody. Any genre. Hard copy submissions only.1/8/16Nova Scotia, CanadaFee: $10
Prize: $200
The Marine Corps Heritage FoundationFull LengthPlays dealing with U.S. Marine Corps.1/8/16Dumfries, VirginiaPrize:$1,000
Bare Fiction Magazine15 minsSubmissions must not have been previously published in print or online.1/9/16Shrewsbury, UKn/a
Leah Ryan’s Fund for Women WritersFull LengthEmerging women playwrights only.1/11/16NYCPrize: $2,500
Artemisia TheatreFull LengthLeading character must be a woman.1/15/16Chicago, IllinoisFee: $10
Bogliasco FellowshipsFull Length30 to 34-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.1/15/16Bogliasco, ItalyFee: $30
Centre Stage60-120 pgsOpen to any playwright. Plays must be unpublished and unperformed.1/15/16Greenville, South CarolinaFee: $15
Prize: $500
Forward Theater Company2-10 minsMonologues only. Theme: Someone’s Gotta Do It…………………………………1/15/16Madison, Wisconsinn/a
Ithaca Fringe Festival45-75 minsPlaywright must produce, gets 100% of the box office.1/15/16Ithaca, New YorkFee: $25
Jewel Box TheatreFull LengthUnproduced plays. First 150 scripts only. Hard copy submissions only.1/15/16Oklahoma City, OklahomaFee: $5
Prize: $750
TheaterFull Length

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FellowshipFull Length
Lit Magmax 8000 words
InstituteFull Length
FellowshipFull Length
Book Publisher2 mins
Smith and Kraus Book5 minsPreviously produced plays ok.1/20/16n/an/a
Funky Little Theater CoOne Act
(max 15 mins)
Plays focusing on LGBT issues.1/29/16Co Springs, COPrize: $100
Jack Studio Theatre10 minsOpen to all.1/29/16Londonn/a
Lunchbox TheatreOne Act
(50 mins)
Comedies, musicals, etc. Open to anyone. Hard copy submissions only.1/29/16Calgary, Canadan/a
BBC53 minsRadio plays. Any subject. Intí¢â‚¬â„¢l submissions ok.1/31/16LondonPrize: í‚£2200 + travel
DePaul Univn/aJob opp – Adjunct Facultyn/sChicago, Illinoisn/a
Drip Action Theatre30-40 minsInt’l submissions ok. Hard copy submissions only.1/31/16Arundel, UKNo Fee
Prize: í‚£250
Hugh Gallagher TheatreFull LengthPlays about disability and discrimination.1/31/16Easton, MarylandPrize: $500+
Marble Collegiate Church10 mins, One ActHard copy submissions only.1/31/16NYCn/a
Midland Community TheatreFull LengthNew comedy scripts suitable for production in community theatre.1/31/16Midland, TexasFee: $10
The ArtsCenter10 minsThought-provoking plays, humorous or serious or anywhere in between.1/31/16Carrboro, North CarolinaPrize: $100 + $100 travel stipend
Toowoomba Rep TheatreOne Act
(30-45 mins)
Int’l submissions ok.1/31/16Queensland, AustraliaFee: $45
Prize: $3,000
10 by 1010 mins10-minute play festival1/31/16Durham, NC$100, plus hotel
Blue Mountain Ctrmax 30 pgsMonth-long residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.2/1/16Blue Mountain Lake, New YorkFee: $25
Fresh Fruit FestAny lengthTheme: LGBTQ experience. Playwright must produce.2/1/16NYCN/a
HRC Showcase TheatreFull Length
(max 90 mins)
New, aspiring or established playwrights.2/1/16Hudson, New YorkFee: $10
Prize: $500
Khaos Company Theatre5 mins
(see right)
Submissions must be a 5-page or 5-min excerpt of a full-length play.2/1/16Indianapolis, Indianan/a
Minnesota Shorts Play Festivalmax 10 pgsUS playwrights only.2/1/16MinnesotaPrize: $100
On The Air Radio Players15-25 minsScripts written in the style of old-time radio, w/ good roles for females. Family-friendly.2/1/16Henrico, VirginiaPrize: $50
Road Less Traveled ProdsFull Length
(65+ mins)
10-month residency, w/ 2 staged readings. US residents living outside of Western NY.2/1/16Buffalo, New YorkFee: $20, $10 for DG member
Opp w/ Federal Gov’t

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