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
Pen America (New York | New York)

Press Freedom Incentive Fund

PEN America has established a Press Freedom Incentive Fund to support PEN America Members, writers, and allies to mobilize their local communities around press freedom, helping to strengthen the national constituency behind this critical cause. We’re calling especially on our Members outside the major coastal cities to join us in this effort, devising ways to activate and engage your local communities. In addition to funding, PEN America’s experts on free expression, event planning, and literary activism are ready to support your efforts. Many of you have told us you want to take action—we are pleased to be able to help make that happen.
Fee: 
no fee
Restrictions: 
We welcome applications from anyone outside the major coastal cities (New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles). Individuals need not be affiliated with an institution to apply. Applicants must be based in the United States.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2018

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Opportunity
Wharton Center for Performing Arts (East Lansing | MI)

Wharton Center & MSU's 22nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival

We invite all Michigan high school students to submit a one-act play to our annual juried competition. Six original works, written by high school students, will be chosen to be produced by students from MSU’s Department of Theatre and performed on the stage of the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center for Performing Arts.
Fee: 
no fee
Restrictions: 
Must be a Michigan high school student.
Deadline: 
12 / 4 / 2017

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Opportunity
Pend Oreille Players Assosciation (Newport | WA)

Pend Oreille Players One Act Play Festival

Pend Oreille PLayers is seeking 6-7 unpublished, one act plays to be selected for production in July of 2018.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights. Playwright attendance is not required as they must provide their own transportation and lodging.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
3 / 15 / 2018

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