The Competition For Short Plays Is Now Open

We are back with contests for short plays. All aspiring writers should submit their scripts for short plays to our address, and we will review them. The winner of this contest will have their script turned into the play, and the writer will receive a reward. Other interesting scenarios might be considered for plays as well.

The competition for short scripts is open to all playwrights. One scriptwriter may submit up to two plays.

Plays must be original works which have never had a professional [Equity] production.

Plays should be bound in a manner that permits sheets to be separated. Please, do not use staples. First inside pages should contain a synopsis and a list of the cast of characters and their ages and description. Please do not send originals or only copies.


Playwrights’ Circle handles each script with the utmost care and respect, but will not be responsible for lost or damaged scripts.

Theatre Collaborations are accepted, but all rights must be owned by the authors.

E-mailed scripts are not acceptable.

Plays submitted in prior years are not eligible.

Adaptations, musicals, children’s theater, film or television scripts are not eligible.

Short play running time should be no more than 30 minutes and have no more than 5 actors.

Each submission should include:

o    Playwright’s name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address on the Title page.

o    A self-addressed, stamped, letter-sized envelope for notification.

o    A processing fee of $15.00 U.S. per play. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Playwrights’ Circle. Do not send cash.

Optional inclusions:

o    A self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of received script.

o    A manuscript sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope for script return should you require it. Title of play must appear in the bottom left-hand corner.

o    Maximum one-page biography of the playwright.