Play Submission Opportunities

For years, busy playwrights have relied on the Playwrights’ Center for our extensive, robust, continually updated collection of playwriting opportunities. This database of opportunities is updated almost every day and contains information on contests, theaters looking for scripts, publication opportunities, fellowships, and more.

The opportunities board is a benefit of Playwrights’ Center membership. If you want access to hundreds of opportunities like the ones you see below—as well as a host of other benefits—become a member today!

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Opportunities

Opportunity
College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance (Charleston | SC)

12th Annual National Playwriting Contest

We are now accepting full-length play submissions for our annual national playwriting competition. This award supports the development of new plays and raising awareness of the College of Charleston's commitment to new work. The winner will receive a $400 cash prize along with a staged reading of their play at the 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights in the U.S.
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
2 / 15 / 2021

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Opportunity
The Book Pipeline (Santa Monica | CA)

2021 Adaptation Contest

The Book Pipeline is now accepting submissions for their 2021 Adaptation Contest! This contest seeks published books, graphic novels, short stories, and plays for film and television adaptation. Both traditional and self-published material accepted. Finalists receive one-on-one assistance from Book Pipeline execs prior to industry exposure, extensive project development, and a $10,000 prize.
Fee: 
$45
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Online
Deadline: 
2 / 15 / 2021
5 / 20 / 2021
8 / 15 / 2021
8 / 31 / 2021

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Opportunity
Northern Michigan University

Panowski Playwriting Competition 2021

Submissions are open for the Panowski Playwriting Competition! The award is designed to encourage and stimulate artistic growth among educational and professional playwrights. Full-length plays that center on the theme of social justice and change will be considered. The winning playwright will receive a $2,000 cash award, a workshop to further develop their play, and a fully-mounted production of their play.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
2 / 1 / 2021

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