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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…

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
365 Women A Year One Act Write a play about any of 365 historical women listed on website. Any genre. 12/31/15 n/a n/a
Arizona Theatre Company Full Length,
One Act
Latino playwrights. 12/31/15 Tucson, Arizona n/a
Branch County Community Theatre Full Length Plays and musicals. Childrení¢â‚¬â„¢s plays accepted. Hard copy submissions í‚­í‚­only. 12/31/15 Coldwater, Michigan Prize: $200
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Fest max 60 mins Musicals only. Playwrights must produce. 12/31/15 Auburn, New York Fee: $25
Gallery Players 10 mins – Full Length Plays must be un-produced. Readings ok. Hard copy submissions only. 12/31/15 NYC n/a
Hope and Optimism Full Length All genres accepted, including musicals. 12/31/15 Ithaca, New York Prize: $10,000
Las Vegas Little Theatre Full Length Plays that will appeal to an age range of 18 í¢â‚¬“ 30. 12/31/15 Las Vegas, Nevada Prize: $150
Metropolitan Playhouse One Act Theme: “Hope” as it relates to current/past life in NYCí¢â‚¬â„¢s East Village. 12/31/15 NYC n/a
Mountain Playhouse Full Length Comedy. Must be a world premiere candidate. Hard copy submissions only. 12/31/15 Jennerstown, Pennsylvania Prize: $1,000
Perf Network Theatre Full Length TYAs, holiday plays, and plays about Michigan people, places, or things. 12/31/15 Ann Arbor, Michigan n/a
Pulitzer Prize in Drama Full Length Plays dealing with American life. See Drama Guidelines. 12/31/15 NYC Fee: $50
Prize: $10,000
St. Louis Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Studio One Act
(max 45 mins)
Unproduced plays. Also accepts submissions by high school students, 15 mins max. Hard copy submissions only. 12/31/15 St. Louis, Missouri n/a
Theater One Act


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Prize: $100
Theater One Act Fee: $25
Prize: $200
Theater 20-45 mins n/a
Production Co 75-100 mins “small honorarium”
10-min Play Fest 10 minutes N/a
University Full Length $500 travel & lodging
University Full Length Prize: $2,000
Theater Co max 8 pgs n/a
Theater Full Length Prize: $600
Theater Full Length N/a
Cultural Center 5 mins No Fee
City Theatre of I’pendence 10-15 mins Theme: í¢â‚¬Å“The Road Not Takení¢â‚¬ 1/8/16 I’pendence, Missouri No Fee
King’s Theatre max 10 mins Open to anybody. Any genre. Hard copy submissions only. 1/8/16 Nova Scotia, Canada Fee: $10
Prize: $200
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Full Length Plays dealing with U.S. Marine Corps. 1/8/16 Dumfries, Virginia Prize:$1,000
Bare Fiction Magazine 15 mins Submissions must not have been previously published in print or online. 1/9/16 Shrewsbury, UK n/a
Leah Ryan’s Fund for Women Writers Full Length Emerging women playwrights only. 1/11/16 NYC Prize: $2,500
Artemisia Theatre Full Length Leading character must be a woman. 1/15/16 Chicago, Illinois Fee: $10
Bogliasco Fellowships Full Length 30 to 34-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 1/15/16 Bogliasco, Italy Fee: $30
Centre Stage 60-120 pgs Open to any playwright. Plays must be unpublished and unperformed. 1/15/16 Greenville, South Carolina Fee: $15
Prize: $500
Forward Theater Company 2-10 mins Monologues only. Theme: Someone’s Gotta Do It………………………………… 1/15/16 Madison, Wisconsin n/a
Ithaca Fringe Festival 45-75 mins Playwright must produce, gets 100% of the box office. 1/15/16 Ithaca, New York Fee: $25
Jewel Box Theatre Full Length Unproduced plays. First 150 scripts only. Hard copy submissions only. 1/15/16 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Fee: $5
Prize: $750
Theater Full Length

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Fellowship Full Length
Lit Mag max 8000 words
Institute Full Length
Fellowship Full Length
Fellowship n/s
Foundation n/s
Book Publisher 2 mins
Smith and Kraus Book 5 mins Previously produced plays ok. 1/20/16 n/a n/a
Funky Little Theater Co One Act
(max 15 mins)
Plays focusing on LGBT issues. 1/29/16 Co Springs, CO Prize: $100
Jack Studio Theatre 10 mins Open to all. 1/29/16 London n/a
Lunchbox Theatre One Act
(50 mins)
Comedies, musicals, etc. Open to anyone. Hard copy submissions only. 1/29/16 Calgary, Canada n/a
BBC 53 mins Radio plays. Any subject. Intí¢â‚¬â„¢l submissions ok. 1/31/16 London Prize: í‚£2200 + travel
DePaul Univ n/a Job opp – Adjunct Faculty n/s Chicago, Illinois n/a
Drip Action Theatre 30-40 mins Int’l submissions ok. Hard copy submissions only. 1/31/16 Arundel, UK No Fee
Prize: í‚£250
Hugh Gallagher Theatre Full Length Plays about disability and discrimination. 1/31/16 Easton, Maryland Prize: $500+
Marble Collegiate Church 10 mins, One Act Hard copy submissions only. 1/31/16 NYC n/a
Midland Community Theatre Full Length New comedy scripts suitable for production in community theatre. 1/31/16 Midland, Texas Fee: $10
The ArtsCenter 10 mins Thought-provoking plays, humorous or serious or anywhere in between. 1/31/16 Carrboro, North Carolina Prize: $100 + $100 travel stipend
Toowoomba Rep Theatre One Act
(30-45 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. 1/31/16 Queensland, Australia Fee: $45
Prize: $3,000
10 by 10 10 mins 10-minute play festival 1/31/16 Durham, NC $100, plus hotel
Blue Mountain Ctr max 30 pgs Month-long residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 2/1/16 Blue Mountain Lake, New York Fee: $25
Fresh Fruit Fest Any length Theme: LGBTQ experience. Playwright must produce. 2/1/16 NYC N/a
HRC Showcase Theatre Full Length
(max 90 mins)
New, aspiring or established playwrights. 2/1/16 Hudson, New York Fee: $10
Prize: $500
Khaos Company Theatre 5 mins
(see right)
Submissions must be a 5-page or 5-min excerpt of a full-length play. 2/1/16 Indianapolis, Indiana n/a
Minnesota Shorts Play Festival max 10 pgs US playwrights only. 2/1/16 Minnesota Prize: $100
On The Air Radio Players 15-25 mins Scripts written in the style of old-time radio, w/ good roles for females. Family-friendly. 2/1/16 Henrico, Virginia Prize: $50
Road Less Traveled Prods Full Length
(65+ mins)
10-month residency, w/ 2 staged readings. US residents living outside of Western NY. 2/1/16 Buffalo, New York Fee: $20, $10 for DG member
Opp w/ Federal Gov’t

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College Fee: $10
Prize: $400 + travel
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