contests

This page lists various musical theatre related contests, festivals, and other submission opportunities. Want to know who’s running contests for short musicals or one-acts? Who’s looking just for musicals? For Children's material? Or want to search by special interest, or geography? Just click the plus sign to open this toggle and use the specialized filter option.
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Accepts Musicals?
 
 
 

Accepts Plays?
 
 
 

Accepts Children's Materials?
 
 
 


Accepts Edgy Material?
 
 
 


Accepts Radio/Film/TV scripts?
 
 
 


AACT New Play Fest
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Actors Theatre of Louisville New Voices Young Playwrights Festival
Submission Deadline: October 10, 2024

Alabama Shakespeare Festival – Southern Writers’ Project
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Alfred Hodder Fellowship Princeton University
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024

American Antiquarian Society Fellowships
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

American Songwriting Awards
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Anna Zornio Memorial Children’s Theatre Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Production Grant
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Artist Trust
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Arts & Letters Prize in Drama
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

Ashland New Plays Festival
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024

Aurora Theatre Company: Global Age Project
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024

Babes With Blades – Joining Sword and Pen
Submission Deadline: April 16, 2024

Baltimore Playrights Festival
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

Barter Theatre’s Appalachain Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

Bite-Sized Broadway
Submission Deadline: March 3, 2025

BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024

Boomerang Theatre Company
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Boston Theater Marathon
Submission Deadline: November 29, 2024

California Young Playwrights Contest
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Center for Contemporary Opera
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Centre Stage New Play Festival
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024

Charles M. Getchell Award, SETC
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Charles M. Getchell New Play Contest
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Children’s Theatre Foundation Aurand Harris Fellowship
Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024

Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Cintas Fellowship
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

Cleveland Public Theatre New Plays Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

College of Charleston (CofC) Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2025

Colorado New Play Summit
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Connecticut Office of the Arts
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Creative Capital Grants
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Cultural Conversations
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

David C. Horn Prize
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024

David Henry Hwang Writers Institute
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Dayton Playhouse FutureFest
Submission Deadline: July 21, 2024

Delaware Division of the Arts
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Submission Deadline: August 28, 2024

Eugene O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference
Submission Deadline: October 18, 2024

Eurovision Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Fieldwork
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Firehouse Center for the Arts
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Florida Studio Theatre
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Foundation Center
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Francesca Primus Prize
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Fred Ebb Award
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Fresh Fruit Festival
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

Fulbright Programs and Awards
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

FUSION Theatre Company
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

FusionFest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

George Bennett Fellowship
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

George R. Kernodle Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: December 16, 2024

Goshen College Peace Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

Harold & Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2025

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024

Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships
Submission Deadline: September 13, 2024

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency (formerly the Robert Chesley Award)
Submission Deadline: January 18, 2025

Horse Trade Theater Group
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

HRC’s Annual Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Inspirato Festival
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2025

Iowa Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Irish Repertory Theatre
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Jackie White Memorial National Children’s Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2025

Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Jerome Playwright-in-Residence Fellowships
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Jewish Ensemble Theatre Festival of New Plays
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Submission Deadline: September 16, 2024

Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation
Submission Deadline: October 7, 2024

Kitchen Dog Theatre (KDT) New Works Festival
Submission Deadline: November 9, 2024

Kumu Kahua Theatre/UHM Department of Theatre & Dance Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Last Frontier Theatre Conference
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Latino Playwriting Award (KCACTF)
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Composition Award
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024

Little Festival of the Unexpected
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2025

Live & In Color
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024

Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2024

Meet the Composer Programs
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024

Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Mind the Gap BritBits Short Play Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Mississippi Theatre Association Playwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Mountain Stage New Song Contest
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT)
Submission Deadline: December 20, 2024

National Black Theatre Festival
Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs/Humanities Projects in Media
Submission Deadline: August 14, 2024

National Latino Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

National Showcase of New Plays
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

National Student Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Native Arts Program Visiting Artist Appointments
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

New Musical Initiative
Submission Deadline: December 9, 2024

New Professional Theatre Writers Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

New Song Music Contest
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

New Works of Merit
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

New York Theatre Workshop Playwriting Fellowship
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

NJ Young Playwrights Festival and Contest
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2025

North Carolina New Play Project (NCNPP)
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

North Vision Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2024

Old Opera House Theatre Company New Voice Play Festival
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

Page 73 Productions
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2024

Paramount Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Pataphysics
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2025

Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward Drama
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

PEN Center USA Literary Awards
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024

Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA)
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Phoenix Festival of New American Theatre
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024

Pipeline Awards for New Musical Theatre
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Play by Play
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Playfest – Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Playground
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Playwrights Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Playwrights Gallery
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Playwrights’ Center Grant Programs; ; Jerome Playwright-in-Residence Fellowships
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024

Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Playwriting Residency
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024

Playwrights’ Center McKnight Advancement Grants
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco Staged Readings
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Premiere Stages Play Festival
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Primary Stages Playwriting Workshops
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Princess Grace Foundation USA Playwriting Fellowship
Submission Deadline: March 14, 2025

Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts
Submission Deadline: September 20, 2024

Pulse Ensemble Theatre’s Playwrights’ Lab
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Summer Residencies
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Samuel French Inc, Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
Submission Deadline: December 24, 2024

San Francisco Fringe Festival (SFFF)
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre Play Contests
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024

Search for New Musicals (New Musicals Inc.)
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024

Sewanee Writers’ Conference
Submission Deadline: July 30, 2024

Short Play Festival at Milwaukee Rep
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

SongDoor International Songwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Songwriters Hall of Fame Competition
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Sound Bites- TNNY (Theatre Now New York)
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

South Dakota Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Stanley Drama Award
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2024

Summerfield G. Roberts Award
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2025

Sundance Theatre Lab – Women Write Now
Submission Deadline: October 4, 2024

Surdna Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Submission Deadline:

Ten-Minute Play Festival
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Competition
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

The David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The Great American Song Contest
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

The KCACTF Musical Theater Award
Submission Deadline:

The KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

The Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

The Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

The Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

The Miranda Family ‘Voces Latinx’ National Playwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

The National Student Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The New Harmony Project
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

The Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The Reva Shiner Full-Length Play Competition
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2024

The Rosa Parks Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The Scripteasers
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

The Ten Minute Musicals Project
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

Theatre Bay Area Grant Programs – Ca$h Workshops
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2024

Theatre Conspiracy
Submission Deadline: December 6, 2024

Theatre in the Raw Play Writing Contest
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Theatre Oxford Ten-Minute Play Contest
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024

Theatre Three One-Act Play Festival
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

U.S. Dept. of State Fulbright U.S. Student Program at the Institute of International Education
Submission Deadline: October 26, 2024

Ungar German Translation Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

University of Central Missouri National Playwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: August 21, 2024

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

USA Songwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

Vermont Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Vermont Playwrights Award
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2025

VSA Arts Playwright Discovery Program
Submission Deadline: January 10, 2025

Weathervane Playhouse 8×10 TheatreFest
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Weston Playhouse New Musical Award
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Wichita Sate University New Play competition
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

WildClaw Theatre Deathscribe Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Will McLean Song Contest
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

William Penn Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Wisconsin Arts Board Grant Program
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Women’s Project Playwrights Lab
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024

This page lists various musical theatre related contests, festivals, and other submission opportunities. Want to know who’s running contests for short musicals or one-acts? Who’s looking just for musicals? For Children's material? Or want to search by special interest, or geography? Just click the plus sign to open this toggle and use the specialized filter option.
                

Deadlines
from:
to:     

Accepts Musicals?
 
 
 


Accepts Plays?
 
 
 


Accepts Children's Materials?
 
 
 




Accepts Edgy Material?
 
 
 



Accepts Radio/Film/TV scripts?
 
 
 




AACT New Play Fest
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Actors Theatre of Louisville New Voices Young Playwrights Festival
Submission Deadline: October 10, 2024

Alabama Shakespeare Festival – Southern Writers’ Project
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Alfred Hodder Fellowship Princeton University
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024

American Antiquarian Society Fellowships
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

American Songwriting Awards
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Anna Zornio Memorial Children’s Theatre Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Production Grant
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Artist Trust
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Arts & Letters Prize in Drama
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

Ashland New Plays Festival
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024

Aurora Theatre Company: Global Age Project
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024

Babes With Blades – Joining Sword and Pen
Submission Deadline: April 16, 2024

Baltimore Playrights Festival
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

Barter Theatre’s Appalachain Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

Bite-Sized Broadway
Submission Deadline: March 3, 2025

BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024

Boomerang Theatre Company
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Boston Theater Marathon
Submission Deadline: November 29, 2024

California Young Playwrights Contest
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Center for Contemporary Opera
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Centre Stage New Play Festival
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024

Charles M. Getchell Award, SETC
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Charles M. Getchell New Play Contest
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Children’s Theatre Foundation Aurand Harris Fellowship
Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024

Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2024

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Cintas Fellowship
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

Cleveland Public Theatre New Plays Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

College of Charleston (CofC) Todd McNerney National Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2025

Colorado New Play Summit
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Connecticut Office of the Arts
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Creative Capital Grants
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Cultural Conversations
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

David C. Horn Prize
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024

David Henry Hwang Writers Institute
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Dayton Playhouse FutureFest
Submission Deadline: July 21, 2024

Delaware Division of the Arts
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Submission Deadline: August 28, 2024

Eugene O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference
Submission Deadline: October 18, 2024

Eurovision Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Fieldwork
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Firehouse Center for the Arts
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Florida Studio Theatre
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Foundation Center
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Francesca Primus Prize
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Fred Ebb Award
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Fresh Fruit Festival
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

Fulbright Programs and Awards
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

FUSION Theatre Company
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

FusionFest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

George Bennett Fellowship
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024

George R. Kernodle Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: December 16, 2024

Goshen College Peace Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

Harold & Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2025

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024

Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships
Submission Deadline: September 13, 2024

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency (formerly the Robert Chesley Award)
Submission Deadline: January 18, 2025

Horse Trade Theater Group
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

HRC’s Annual Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Inspirato Festival
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2025

Iowa Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Irish Repertory Theatre
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Jackie White Memorial National Children’s Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2025

Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Jerome Playwright-in-Residence Fellowships
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Jewish Ensemble Theatre Festival of New Plays
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Submission Deadline: September 16, 2024

Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation
Submission Deadline: October 7, 2024

Kitchen Dog Theatre (KDT) New Works Festival
Submission Deadline: November 9, 2024

Kumu Kahua Theatre/UHM Department of Theatre & Dance Playwriting Contest
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Last Frontier Theatre Conference
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Latino Playwriting Award (KCACTF)
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Composition Award
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2024

Little Festival of the Unexpected
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2025

Live & In Color
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024

Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2024

Meet the Composer Programs
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024

Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Mind the Gap BritBits Short Play Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Mississippi Theatre Association Playwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Mountain Stage New Song Contest
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT)
Submission Deadline: December 20, 2024

National Black Theatre Festival
Submission Deadline: August 2, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Public Programs/Humanities Projects in Media
Submission Deadline: August 14, 2024

National Latino Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

National Showcase of New Plays
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

National Student Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Native Arts Program Visiting Artist Appointments
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

New Musical Initiative
Submission Deadline: December 9, 2024

New Professional Theatre Writers Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

New Song Music Contest
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

New Works of Merit
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

New York Theatre Workshop Playwriting Fellowship
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

NJ Young Playwrights Festival and Contest
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2025

North Carolina New Play Project (NCNPP)
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

North Vision Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2024

Old Opera House Theatre Company New Voice Play Festival
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2025

Page 73 Productions
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2024

Paramount Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Pataphysics
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2025

Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward Drama
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

PEN Center USA Literary Awards
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024

Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA)
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Phoenix Festival of New American Theatre
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2024

Pipeline Awards for New Musical Theatre
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Play by Play
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Playfest – Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Playground
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Playwrights Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Playwrights Gallery
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Playwrights’ Center Grant Programs; ; Jerome Playwright-in-Residence Fellowships
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024

Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Playwriting Residency
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024

Playwrights’ Center McKnight Advancement Grants
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco Staged Readings
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Premiere Stages Play Festival
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Primary Stages Playwriting Workshops
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Princess Grace Foundation USA Playwriting Fellowship
Submission Deadline: March 14, 2025

Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts
Submission Deadline: September 20, 2024

Pulse Ensemble Theatre’s Playwrights’ Lab
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Summer Residencies
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Samuel French Inc, Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
Submission Deadline: December 24, 2024

San Francisco Fringe Festival (SFFF)
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre Play Contests
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024

Search for New Musicals (New Musicals Inc.)
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024

Sewanee Writers’ Conference
Submission Deadline: July 30, 2024

Short Play Festival at Milwaukee Rep
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

SongDoor International Songwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2024

Songwriters Hall of Fame Competition
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Sound Bites- TNNY (Theatre Now New York)
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

South Dakota Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Stanley Drama Award
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2024

Summerfield G. Roberts Award
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2025

Sundance Theatre Lab – Women Write Now
Submission Deadline: October 4, 2024

Surdna Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Submission Deadline:

Ten-Minute Play Festival
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Competition
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2024

The David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The Great American Song Contest
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

The KCACTF Musical Theater Award
Submission Deadline:

The KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

The Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

The Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2024

The Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

The Miranda Family ‘Voces Latinx’ National Playwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

The National Student Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The New Harmony Project
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

The Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The Reva Shiner Full-Length Play Competition
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2024

The Rosa Parks Playwriting Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

The Scripteasers
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

The Ten Minute Musicals Project
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

Theatre Bay Area Grant Programs – Ca$h Workshops
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2024

Theatre Conspiracy
Submission Deadline: December 6, 2024

Theatre in the Raw Play Writing Contest
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

Theatre Oxford Ten-Minute Play Contest
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024

Theatre Three One-Act Play Festival
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

U.S. Dept. of State Fulbright U.S. Student Program at the Institute of International Education
Submission Deadline: October 26, 2024

Ungar German Translation Award
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024

University of Central Missouri National Playwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: August 21, 2024

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

USA Songwriting Competition
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024

Vermont Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Vermont Playwrights Award
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2025

VSA Arts Playwright Discovery Program
Submission Deadline: January 10, 2025

Weathervane Playhouse 8×10 TheatreFest
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2024

Weston Playhouse New Musical Award
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Wichita Sate University New Play competition
Submission Deadline: December 13, 2024

WildClaw Theatre Deathscribe Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Will McLean Song Contest
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

William Penn Foundation
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Wisconsin Arts Board Grant Program
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Women’s Project Playwrights Lab
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
Submission Deadline: June 5, 2024