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Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 35 play submission opportunities with April 2024 deadlines. This is just a small sample of what is in our mega-list available to paid members. Join now to get access!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Creative Nations Any length New works by Native American artists. Any genre. 4/1/24 Boulder, Colorado No Fee
Fade to Black Play Festival 8-10 mins African-American playwrights. Any theme or genre. No characters under 17 yrs old. 4/1/24 Houston, Texas No Fee
“cash prize”
Fade to Black Play Festival 1-3 mins Monologues. African-American playwrights. Prefers comedy. Theme: The Wonder of Life 4/1/24 Houston, Texas No Fee
“cash prize”
Liberation Theatre Company Full Length 10-month dramaturgical and professional support for NYC residents. Must have written at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays. 4/1/24 NYC “honorarium”
Stonecoast Review Issue #21 max 12 pages Publication opp. One-min plays, 10-min plays, and monologues. Theme: Ethical Storytelling 4/1/24 Portland, Maine n/a
The Barr Hill Players Full Length, One Act New works by emerging playwrights. Scripts that can be cast with exactly 12 actors are particularly desirable. 4/1/24 Greensboro, Vermont No Fee
Creative Capital Awards max 25 pages (sample) Grant. Accepts proposals from performing arts including theater (new theatrical work, playwriting). US citizens only. 4/4/24 NYC Award: $15,000 – $50,000
Anaconda Ensemble Theatre 20-90 mins New plays that have never had a fully staged production. Table reads or staged readings ok. 4/5/24 Anaconda, Montana n/a
New Media Film Festival Any length Plays accepted. 4/6/24 Los Angeles, California Fee: $80, $95
Prize: $45,000
Pittsburgh New Works Festival One Act
(20-45 mins)
Plays may have been read, but never produced. Workshops and readings are ok. 4/6/24 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fee: $15
Prize: $500
Rosedale Community Players One Act Original plays, unpublished. Any genre or theme. 4/7/24 Southfield, Michigan n/a
Surfside Playhouse One Act
(5-20 mins)
One act plays or original songs from an original musical. 4/8/24 Cocoa Beach, Florida n/a
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop max 10 mins Plays must be presented in a black box format. Vulgar language and topics will not be accepted. 4/12/24 NYC n/a
Fusion max 10 pages Any genre. Int’l submissions ok. Musicals ok. Theme: Uninvited Guests 4/14/24 Albuquerque, New Mexico Fee: $5
The Kerouac Project max 10 pages (sample) 2-month residency. Int’l submissions ok. 4/14/24 Orlando, Florida App Fee: $50
Black Latino Playwrights Celebration Full Length Student and professional Black and Latino playwrights. 4/15/24 San Marcos, Texas n/a
Hambidge 10-15 pages (sample) 2 to 8 weeks residency. 4/15/24 Rabun Gap, Georgia App Fee: $30
Austin Film Festival Full Length Plays, original or adapted. Int’l submissions ok. 4/19/24 Austin, Texas Fee: $25
Prize: $1,000
Native Earth Performing Arts max 10 pages (sample) New works and works-in-development. Nat’l and int’l Indigenous performing artists. Theatre, musical, music or spoken word sets, and radio plays. 4/19/24 Toronto, Canada n/a
Theatre Rocks Full Length Any US resident. Non-published, previous non-equity productions are ok. 4/19/24 Ennis, Texas Fee: $30
Prize: $500
Theatre Southwest One Act
(20 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area. Any genre. 4/20/24 Houston, Texas No Fee
The Rockefeller Foundation n/s Residency. Open to writers including playwrights. 4/25/24 NYC n/a
Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize Full Length, Short Play Plays with topics concerning the LGBTQ+ community. 4/30/24 Milan, Italy Prize: € 1000
Fresh Fruit Festival 10-30 mins,
4-12 mins
Radio plays. Works must feature some aspect of LGBT life. 4/30/24 NYC n/a
Gitelman & Good Publishers Full Length Publication opp. Plays appropriate for high-school actors and audiences. Theme: Identity and Self-Discovery 4/30/24 n/a n/a
Hand to Mouth Players One Act
(max 25 mins)
Play must be previously unpublished. 4/30/24 New York Fee: $20
$25 honorarium
Moondance Int’l Film Festival Any length Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play. 4/30/24 Boulder, Colorado Fee: $25
The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language 40+ mins Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language. Translations or adaptations ok. Int’l submissions ok. 4/30/24 n/s Prize: $3,000
Brewster Theater Company One Act
(max 30 mins)
New or established playwrights. Plays must have been written after January 1, 2021. Any genre. *Solo shows must be no longer than 20 mins. 5/1/24 Carmel, New York Fee: $25
Equity Library Theater of New York max 20 pages/mins Playwrights from around the globe. Also seeking monologues (max 5 pages/mins). Musicals ok. Playwrights must produce. 5/1/24 NYC No Fee
Foglifter max 20 pages Publication opp. LGBTQ+ writers. Drama accepted. 5/1/24 n/a $50 honorarium
Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award For Playwriting Full Length Plays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?” 5/1/24 New Hampshire & Vermont $5,000 honorarium
New England Review max 5,000 words Publication opp. Short plays and monologues. 5/1/24 Middlebury, Vermont Fee: $3
The Little Victory Theatre Full Length Plays or musicals. Year Round Staten Island, New York 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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“PSH was recommended to me by a playwright I looked up to when I was first starting out.   The price was reasonable, and it has been a great tool.  I found a few opportunities that I could take advantage of with the few plays I had written at that time.  Later in the summer I found out I had won a national contest, collecting many hundreds of dollars.  The opportunities are varied and specific, with links provided so time is not wasted frolicking through websites to get to the information you need.  PSH also gives a quick overview of what kind of material people are looking for out there.   It helps me prioritize my work so that I’m offering plays with a better chance of seeing a stage.  I’ve written to PSH with questions, and they were more than responsive, obviously passionate about the playwriting community.  Yes, I highly recommend subscribing to PSH.”

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