Here are your 38 play submissions opportunities with September deadlines!í‚  The dog days of summer are over, and kids are back in school, so now is a great the time to hunker down and get submitting!

Name Length
Play Genre(s) Accepted Deadline State, City Other Info
American Blues Theater Full Length Worldwide submissions are accepted. 9/1/14 Chicago, Illinois Fee: $5
Prize: 1,000
Santa Fe Performing Arts n/s “Santa Fe Performing Arts Playwright’s Competition was developed to support American Playwrights.” 9/1/14 Santa Fe, New Mexico n/a
Nelson Center for the Arts Full Length 2-8 Week residency. 9/1/14 Nebraska City, Nebraska Fee: $35.
Firehouse Theatre Project Full Length Scripts must be accompanied by a letter of rec. 9/1/14 Richmond, Virginia Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000
The Bush Theatre Full Length UK or Irish playwrights only. Interested in plays which reflect the vibrancy of British culture. 9/1/14 London n/a
Liontamers Theatre Co Full Length Must be suitable for a touring environment. 9/1/14 Manchester n/a
Rochdale Festival 15 mins The piece must be entitled í¢â‚¬Å“What a great idea!í¢â‚¬ 9/1/14 Rochester Prize: í‚£50

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The Old Vic: Play for Young People max 45 mins Play appropriate for 10-14 year olds for a touring production of London Schools. Themes: Mental health, Communication, or Transitions. Play can be unfinished. Uncl if writer must be local. 9/1/14 London n/a
The Old Vic: Play for Adults max 70 mins Looking for a bold story. Play can be unfinished. Unclear if writer must be local. 9/1/14 London n/a
Hedgebrook Writers in Residence N/S Looking for visionary women writers. 2-6 week residency. 9/3/14 Whidbey Island, Washington Fee: $30
Bare Fiction Mag 15 mins For publication in magazine. 9/5/14 n/a n/a
Variations Theatre Group Full Length Playwright must produce. No fee to submit, $400 participation fee if chosen. Can receive portion of presales…………………………….. 9/5/14 New York City, New York See left.
Midtown Intern’l Theatre Fest 1 – 10 pages Playwright must produce. 9/7/14 New York City, New York Prize: $75
Dezart Performs Any length Play reading festival, with winner getting full production. 9/8/14 Palm Springs, CA Fee: $10
The Exit 7 max 15 pages Comedies and dramas. 9/13/14 Ludlow, Mass Prize: $150
Boomerang Theatre Co n/s “Dedicated to producing plays that add to the vibrancy of the national theatre canon.” 9/15/14 New York City, New York n/a
Milken Playwriting Prize 30-60 mins Seeks plays for teen actors: shorter plays with large casts (11+) & more roles for females. 9/15/14 Los Angeles, California No Fee
Prize: $2,000
Strange Sun Theater full length Female playwrights. Unclear if playwright must be local, as significant workshopping process. 9/15/14 New York City, New York n/a
Arts Centre Group 40-50 mins Should in some way reflect the human condition. í‚  í‚  Critique avail for additional fee. 9/15/14 London Fee: í‚£10
Prize: í‚£300
Pipeline Contest n/s Plays well-suited for film or television adaptation. Winner will be reviewed for possible movie production. 9/15/14 Santa Monica, California Fee: $50
Prize: $1,000 + travel.
Univ of Houston 10-mins Open to all applicants, amateur or professional. 9/15/14 Houston, Texas n/a
Manhattan Rep Theatre 7-25 mins Playwright must produce. Tri-state area writers. 9/15/14 New York City, New York n/a
Riverside Theatre max 10 mins Monologues.Theme – “Classified” 9/15/14 Iowa City, Iowa n/a
Owl Tree Theater 60-90 mins Not just looking for ghost stories, but also “ghosts” we carry in our lives. (Also looking for 45 mins children’s play on same theme). 9/15/14 Cary, North Carolina n/a

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Small Fish Radio Theatre max 10 mins Accepts 6-10 minute radio plays; encourages imaginative plays that transport listener. 9/15/14 Chicago, Illinois n/a
MacDowell Fellowship full length 1-8 week residency. 9/15/14 Petborugh NH Fee: $30
VA Center for Creative Arts Residency n/s Residency of up to 2 months. “We ask Fellows to contribute according to their ability.” 9/15/14 Amherst, Virginia Fee: $30
Fort Point Theatre 1-2 mins Seeks 1-2 min plays that in some way connect to dance. 9/15/14 Boston, Mass “small” prize
Guggenheim Fellowships n/s Intended for”midcareer” artists (incl playwrights). 9/19/14 New York City, NY n/a
BBC n/s UK writers only. Divisions for radio plays (45-75 mins) & stage plays (not specified). 9/29/14 London n/a
Theatre Three max 40 mins Playwrights may make multiple submissions. 9/30/14 Port Jefferson, NY “small stipend”
Long Beach Playhouse Full Length Staged reading. 9/30/14 Long Beach, CA fee: $10
Northern Kentucky Univ Full Length Musicals ok. Most actors will be ages 17-30. 9/30/14 Highland Heights, Kentucky Prize: $500 + travel.
Six Women Playwriting Fest max 10 pages Female playwrights. Theme: SIGNS, OMENS & FORTUNE COOKIES, hints of things to come. 9/30/14 Colorado Springs, Colorado Prize: $100- 200
Playwrights Foundation 60-120 pages 2-week play development residency/festival/retreat. 9/30/14 San Francisco, California Fee: $20. Prize: $500+.
The Landing Theatre Co min 45 mins US citizens & residents. 9/30/14 Houston, Texas Prize: $100
Cutting Ball Theater Not Specified Experimental plays. 9/30/14 San Fran, CA Fee: $25
City Theatre 10-min play Plays that span style and genre. 9/30/14 Miami, Florida Prize: $1,000+

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