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.

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Opportunities

Opportunity
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis | MN)

Walker Art Center: Call for Proposals

MN Artists is seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for two one-night events at the Walker Art Center, May 3 and August 23, 2018. Guest artists will propose a central topic, idea, theme or question arising from their artistic practice or research. Guest curators will then work with MN Artists and Walker staff to conceptualize and produce a multi-faceted event that activates their idea. Application
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Minnesota-based artists only.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
12 / 14 / 2017

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Opportunity
Clockhouse (Brooklyn | NY)

CLOCKHOUSE Submissions

Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate. Clockhouse is currently accepting works of poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic works for stage or screen for publication in a national literary journal, published by Clockhouse Writers' Conference in partnership with Goddard College. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging writers. (Current students of Goddard College are ineligible to submit to Clockhouse, but we look forward to reading your work after you graduate.)
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, except for current students of Goddard College (alums are welcome to submit).
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
12 / 31 / 2017

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Opportunity
Editorial Dalya (San Fernando | Spain)

2018 International Short-Play Writing Competition

Editorial DALYA announces its first International Short-Play Writing Competition which aims to encourage authors in the creation of bold and powerful plays in this genre. The contest is simultaneous with the TALENT-A award, which aims to reward the best performance of short plays by an actress/actor. There is no age or nationality limits for the authors. Plays must run between 10-20 min and must be written in any of the official European languages. A short list of 5-10 runner-up plays will be announced, and these short plays will be published, at least in the Spanish language. First Prize (Value of €5000), Second Prize (Value of €3000) and Mentions of Honors.
Fee: 
€5 per entry
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights; Short plays must be written in any of the official European languages (English, Spanish, French, Russian, etc.)
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2018

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