Howdy playwrights, here’s the list of October play submissions contests!

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Theater Name / Festival NamePlay Lengths AcceptedPlay Genre(s) AcceptedSubmission DeadlineState, CityAdditional Info
MadLab5-30 minsOpen to all playwrights.10/1/14Columbus, OhioPrize: $50
Everyday Inferno Theatre Co.n/aSeeking playwrights and writers interested in contributing to a collaborative project based on the legend of the pirate Alvida.10/1/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Noosa Arts Theatre30-45 minsInternational (i.e. US) submissions ok. No restrictions on subject matter, theme or style.10/1/14Noosa Heads, QueenslandFee: $40AUS
Prize: $3,000AUS
Jewish Women’s TheatreOne ActTheme: He Saidí¢â‚¬¦She Said – plays about food, family and fooling around. Previous productions ok.10/1/14Los Angeles, Californian/a
Castillo TheatreAny lengthSeeks imaginative politically progressive plays.10/1/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Playwrights Foundation60-120 pagesOpen to North American playwrights. Must be in residence 7/15/15 – 8/2/15 for retreat & festival period.10/1/14San Francisco, CaliforniaFee: $20. Prize: $500 + travel & housing.
Three Cat ProductionsFull LengthPlaywrights who currently live in the Chicago area.10/1/14Chicago, IllinoisFee: $15
The NavigatorsFull Length or 10-min playPlays must have Science Fiction themes. Reading series in Iowa City IA, Chicago IL, and Buffalo, NY.10/1/14See Leftn/a
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10/1/14Pasadena, Californian/a
Theater10/1/14New York City, New YorkNo Fee
Theater10/1/14Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
Theater10/1/14New York City, New YorkSee left.
Festival10/1/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Ucross ResidencyFull Length3.5 month residency. Open to writers including playwrights. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field. í‚  .10/1/14Ucross, WyomingFee: $40.í‚  (Residency: Free)
Jewish Plays ProjectFull LengthOpen to artists of all backgrounds. Seeks plays that deal with contemporary Jewish themes. Prize is a “workshop production.”10/9/14New York City, New YorkNo Fee
Theatre Southwestmax 10 minutes“It is our goal that every artist leaves each production with some added knowledge, insight, or fine tuning of his talent. “10/10/14Houston, TexasNo Fee
Prize: $100
Write AnglesMax 45 minsInternational submissions ok. Categories: Comedy, Drama, and Young Playwright. Staged reading. Can submit 45 minute extract.10/10/14Southend-on-Sea, EssexFee: í‚£5. Prize: í‚£250
The SpaceAnyThe only restriction is that the work must be performed by one performer.10/10/14Londonn/a
Camino Real Playhouse10 min playSubmitted plays can be on any subject.10/15/14San Juan Capistrano, CaliforniaFee: $10; “Cash prize”
FirstStage30 mins maxOpen to all writers. Plays may be any genre.10/15/14Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $15; “Cash prize”
Acadia University30 mins maxWorldwide submissions ok.10/15/14Wolfville, Nova Scotian/a
Lourdes Univ Drama Society8 -15 minsNo restrictions on genre or theme. Fee waived for Dramatist Guild members.10/15/14Sylvania, OhioFee: $5
Prize: $250
The Lark Play Development CenterFull length1-week development residency, including rehearsal time and public staged reading.10/15/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Ensemble Studio Theatremax 40 pagesSeeks scripts which have not been reviewed in New York.10/15/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Playwrights FirstFull LengthSeeking imagination & originality; intriguing/moving characters, & compelling action revealing the human í‚  condition. Prize & possibly a staged reading.10/15/14New York City, New York$1,000 prize
Great Plains Theatre ConfFull-Length and One-ActWeek-long conference, with a staged reading.10/15/14Omaha, NebraskaFee: $10. Prize: $500, travel & room/board
Eugene O’Neill Theater CenterFull Length, One ActMonth long development residency, culminating in staged reading.10/17/14Waterford, ConnecticutFee: $35
Hobo Junction Prods7-10 pagesWorks that focus on themes, traditions, and festivities associated with Christmas.10/18/14Chicago, IllinoisPrize: $100
The Riant Theatre15 – 30 minsPlaywright must produce. Accepts drama, comedy and musicals.10/30/14New York City, New YorkPrize: $1,500
Bloomington Playwrights Project75-135 minsMusicals ok. Fee waived for Dramatist Guild (DG) members.10/31/14Bloomington, IndianaFee: $10
Prize: $1,000
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10/31/14Alexandria, VirginiaFee: $20
Prize: $350
Theater10/31/14Cincinnati, Ohion/a
Playwriting Contest10/31/14Chicago, IllinoisFee: $45 (waived for DG members); Prize: $400
Theater10/31/14Washington, D.C.n/a
Community Theater10/31/14Herndon, Virginian/a
Theater10/31/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Playwriting Competition10/31/14Chicago, Illinoisn/a
Dayton PlayhouseFull LengthFee waived for Dramatist Guild members.10/31/14Dayton, OhioFee: $20
Prize: $1,000 + travel