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
The David Charles Horn Foundation

Yale Drama Series 2018 playwriting competition

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2018 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series' current judge, Ayad Akhtar. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright's agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
8 / 15 / 2017

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Opportunity
Public Theater

Emerging Writers Group accepting applications

The Emerging Writers Group is a component of The Public Writers Initiative, a long-term program that provides key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers. It creates a fertile community and fosters a web of supportive artistic relationships across generations. Time Warner is the Founding Sponsor of the Emerging Writers Group, and provides continued program support through the Time Warner Foundation.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must live within vicinity of The Public Theater. Cannot have professional representation (agent, manager, lawyer, etc.), be a student, or enrolled in any academic playwriting course during program.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
8 / 31 / 2017

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Opportunity
365 Women a Year

365 Women a Year seeking 2017 submissions

Welcome 2017 playwrights! We are entering our third year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us. Choose a woman or women to write about. We are looking for 365 NEW women that our project has not yet covered.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 31 / 2017

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