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!

Become a member

Already a Playwrights’ Center member? Log in here.

Are you with a theater, festival, or other organization that would like to post a play submission opportunity for our member playwrights? Post an opportunity for playwrights.

POST AN OPPORTUNITY

What members say about the opportunities board:

“So far this year I've had 19 plays produced or performed as readings and most of those opportunities came from your website, so thank you again!”

“The PWC opportunities list is absolutely the best, most comprehensive, and reliable source of info…I never want to lose access to it.”

“I use your site daily, and just recently got accepted into my first play competition because of info from you guys!”

“Thank you for providing a place to help playwrights find their way!”

Opportunities

Opportunity
The Collective NY (New York City | NY)

The Collective NY Submissions

The Collective NY seeks submissions of plays and screenplays of all lengths for review, development and production consideration. Please read the requirements and guidelines below, and then go to the Submission Form to submit your play/screenplay. Scripts should engage truthful and behavior-driven storytelling. We are seeking new works that have not been produced or published, nor planned for production or publication, prior to submission.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online

Become a member for access to this opportunity and more benefits.

Learn More
Opportunity

Arkana Literary Magazine Submissions

We publish work by established and emerging writers unaffiliated with the University of Central Arkansas. We accept previously unpublished fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, scripts for the stage or screen, translation, artwork, and illustrated narrative. As a journal of mysteries and marginalized voices, we’re looking for quality writing that is thought-provoking and literary. We are especially interested in work that explores the identities and experiences of writers from the Delta region, BIPOC, immigrant, LGBTQ+, women, disabled, and neurodivergent writers, the resource-poor, writers over 50, those who have experienced or been impacted by incarceration, or anyone whose voices have traditionally been silenced.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all writers
Submission Method: 
Online

Become a member for access to this opportunity and more benefits.

Learn More
Opportunity
TheatreWorks (New Milford | CT)

2024 "Tales from the Brookside" 10-minute Play Festival

A total of twenty 10-minute plays will be accepted by our panel of judges from among those submitted. TW Playwrights Workshop, held two Wednesday evenings each month, is available to help further development of your play. Two plays from each night will move into the semi-finals on Friday, August 23 at 8:00 PM. Four plays will be chosen from the semi-final performances for the finals on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 PM. CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the winners in each category.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 30 / 2024

Become a member for access to this opportunity and more benefits.

Learn More