The Annual Southwest Playwriting Competition

The submission process for the 11th Annual Southwest Playwriting Competition has been completed.

The winning play(s) chosen through this competition will be workshopped and presented as a staged reading by professional actors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  A $500 prize will be awarded to the winning playwright.  A future, full production of the play is also possible.  

The application postmark deadline was April 15, 2017.  Winning plays have not yet been chosen

Plays cannot have been published.   The competition uses a method in which the readers do not know the names of the playwrights before the final results are announced.  

The finalists will be shared with the public during the 2018 New Play Readings Festival.

We have not yet begun accepting submissions for the 12th competition--please check back for updates.