(See the following link for play submissions w/ mid-lateí‚  November deadlines.)

Hey Folks, if you’re looking to submit your play into the world, November is your month!í‚  We’ve been putting in extra work scouring new for submission opps, and have come up with an insane number of November playwriting submission opportunities.í‚  So many that we’re breaking this month up into two posts.

So take a look below for your 17 opportunities with VERY EARLY November deadlines.

Theater Name / Festival Name

Play Lengths Accepted

Additional Info

Submission Deadline

State, City

Fee or Prize

The Ensemble Studio Theatre: Sloan Project

Full Length

Commission/development program. Open to a broad range of topics related to the í¢â‚¬Å“hardí¢â‚¬ sciences and technology


New York City, New York

Max Prize: $10,000

Tennesse Williams New Orleans Literary Festival

One Act

Looking for stories with solid narrative substance, energetic prose, engaging characters, and a memorable sense of place


New Orleans, Louisiana

Prize: $1500 / Fee: $25

Jewish Women’s Theatre: HOLD ME, HEAL ME

10 min or less

Kindness comforts us even in our most broken moments. This show about vulnerability and strength in the face of adversity calls up as many laughs as tears


Santa Monica, California


Stage Door Productions

20 pages max

Accepts any form, style or genre


Fredericksburg, Virginia

Prize: $50-$150

Actors Theatre of Louisville:í‚  Ten-Min Play Contest

10 – Minute Play

Characters in submitted plays should be in the age range 18-28.


Louisville, Kentucky

Prize: $1000

The Great Plains Theatre Conference

Full Length

Staged readings.í‚  Must attent week-long conference. Accepts any form, style or genre


Omaha, Nebraska

Prize: $ 500, Fee: $10

First Annual GunPlay(s) Competition

Any length over 10 min or longer

Plays about gun violence in American culture(s). Plays should fall into one of the following categories: Political, Global, Communal, Domestic, Personal


Champaign, Illinois

$250 prize

Middle East America

Full Length

Fellowship/play development program. Open to playwrights of a Middle Eastern background. Plays where protagonist or central character has Middle Eastern background. Plays that deal with Middle Eastern or Middle Eastern American themes.


San Francisco / Chicago / NYC

$10,000 Fellowship

Skylight Theatre: Wrapped Up

15-25 minutes

Plays that give a fresh perspective on the Yuletide countdown.




Over Our Head Players: Snowdance Festival

max 10 minutes

Accepts original, unpublished comedies.


Racine, Wisconsin

Prize: $300

American Academy of Arts & Letters:

Musicals w/ 8+ songs & 45+ min music

Accepts musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. US citizens or permanent residents only.


New York City, New York


Punk Monkey Productions: Play Noir

One Act

Theme: “Film Noir” — private detectives, femme fatales, unscrupulous villains, etc.


Los Angeles, California

No submission fee

Towne Street Theatre: 7th Ten-Minute Play Festival

10-minute play

Theme: “Life Is…” Seeks plays that are relative to relationships, friendships, family, cultural intersections, politics, etc.í‚  All genres welcome.


Los Angeles, California

í‚ Fee: $10

Beverly Hills Theatre Guild: Julie Harris Competition

75+ minutes

U.S. Citizens or legal residents only. No musicals are eligible.


Beverly Hills, California

Fee: $15; Prize:í‚  $3,500

Balagan Theatre: Summer Myth Project

Full Length

Seeks plays that are original, family-friendly and are based on a myth or myths.


Seattle, Washington


Centenary Stage Company

Full Length

Women playwrights only. 1-week play development festival.í‚  Must include professional/professor ltr of recommendation in application.


Hackettstown, New Jersey

Prize: $1500

Theatre Exchange Birmingham

not specified

Staged reading.í‚  Unclear if playwright must be local to Birmingham, UK.


Birmingham, UK