Category Archives: play

Free contest for plays


The Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 14th Annual New Play Contest; deadline April 30, 2013; no entry fee; cash awards; see details HERE:

FREE – Chameleon Theatre Circle new play contest


10-minute plays; no entry fee; musicals, one-acts and full-length, cash prizes; deadline is May 31, 2012; details HERE:

FREE poetry, short story & one-act drama contest


Literary Laundry’s writing contests:  Dec. 1, 2010 deadline; no entry fee; prizes range from $250 – $500; be sure to read details on how to submit HERE:

Contest for mystery plays, short stories & screenplays


Several categories; cash prizes; category for young adults; Oct. 31, 2010 deadline; info HERE:

Call for one-act plays for Hand-to-Mouth Players


Hand-to-Mouth Players

Call for Manuscripts

19th Annual Award Winning Playwright/Director’s Workshop

Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2010

Manuscripts accepted for:

One-Act plays

No more than 25 minutes in length

Minimal staging

Casts of 5 or less preferred

Play must be previously unpublished

Submission Guidelines:

Submit manuscript by e-mail or snail-mail, to addresses below

$10 submission fee for each snail-mailed play, $15 submission fee for each e-mailed play.   Send check payable to HTM Players to P.O. Box.  Include Author and Title on the check. Plays will NOT be considered until the check is received.  Include a title page with the following information: Name, Address, Phone number, E-mail Address, Approx. length of play (in minutes). Author’s Name should NOT appear on any page other than title page. Please include title and page number on every page

Manuscripts will NOT be returned and critiques will not be given on those plays not chosen for the workshop.

Selected plays will be performed in Early October 2010 in Buchanan, NY


A representative from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) will adjudicate the last performance. Feedback will be given to the playwrights, directors, actors, and the individual productions. Audience members will also participate with anonymous comment sheets.

E-mail Manuscript to:

Mail manuscript/check to:

HTM Playwright / Director’s Workshop

P.O. Box 163

Montrose, NY 10548

For Questions contact: Gary Simon, Artistic Liaison (914) 734-8486


FREE writing contest for one-act plays


FREE to enter; $100 (pounds, not dollars) prize; The Diana Raffle One Act Play Competition; April 2, 2010 deadline; play must run 30 minutes to one hour; info and entry HERE: