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The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory is the only annually printed reference guide containing opportunities for playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists. Going one step further, the Dramatists Guild has created this fully searchable e-version of all of the information found in the printed directory (affectionately known as the RDO - Resource Directory Online). Using this tool DG members are able to bookmark listings, set up email reminders and search the resources by a plethora of criteria. It is now even easier for you to submit your play or musical to hundreds of resource listings.


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Listed below are three sample opportunities with upcoming deadlines, pulled at random from the more than 900 entries in the full RDO. To find specific opportunities click the SEARCH DIRECTORY button which provides you with a range of search parameters.


6 Women Playwriting Festival
Author must be a woman. Six plays will have full production each with $100 honorarium, 1 of these will be chosen for workshop and author brought to Colorado.
Julie Harris Playwright Awards
The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild annually sponsors the Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition to discover new theatrical works and to encourage established or emerging writers to create quality works for the theatre. Prizes are as follows: FIRST PRIZE: $3,500 -- The Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwright Award. SECOND PRIZE: $2,500 -- The Dr. Henry and Lilian Nesburn Playwright Award. THIRD PRIZE: $1,500 -- The Irma Colen Memorial Award. We accept scripts from August 1st to November 1st for this competition. See website for specific guidelines. There is a $15 submission fee (check or money order to Beverly Hills Theatre Guild).
Poems & Plays
Est. 1993. Poems & Plays is currently seeking short plays (up to 15 pages) for publication in its spring/summer 2015 issue. Submit via e-mail attachment by November 30, 2014 to the editor at gbrewer@mtsu.edu