The Drama Series Playwright Competition is pleased to announce that the competition for 2022 has been set to motion. The Drama Series Playwright Competition is calling for submissions for its 2022 playwriting competition. The reward and publication to be won during this contest are dependent on the playwright’s assenting to the terms of the publishing agreement.

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Drama Series Playwright Competition – Summary

  • Award Type: Entrepreneurs
  • Academic Institution/Organization: Yale University
  • Country to study: United States
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • Eligible Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: August 15th, 2021

Aim and Benefits of Drama Series Playwright Competition

Beneficiaries of Drama Series Playwright Competition will be offered the benefits below:

  • The recipient of this yearly competition will be granted the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000,
  • The recipient is entitled to a publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater.
  • The prize and publication offered to recipient depends on the playwright’s assenting to the terms of the publishing agreement.

There is no entry fee.

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Eligibility for Drama Series Playwright Competition

To be eligible for Drama Series Playwright Competition, applicants must satisfy the requirements below:

  1. Drama Series Playwright Competition is solely for plays written in the English language.
  2. Submissions are accepted worldwide.
  3. Submissions have to be unique, unpublished complete-length plays written in English. Translations, adaptations, musicals, and children’s plays will not be acknowledged. The competition is proposed to assist budding playwrights. Playwrights could win the competition just once.
  4. Applicants may submit just one manuscript in a year.
  5. Plays that are already professionally produced or published are not qualified. The ones that have had a reading, workshop, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be accepted.
  6. Submitted play cannot be commissioned, under option, or undergoing professional production or publication at the period of submission.
  7. Plays must be:
    • Typed/word-processed
    • Page-numbered
    • In standard professional play format

Terms and conditions:

  • The competition has the right to not accept any submission for any reason best known to them.
  • The competition has the right of the judge to not select a winner for any given year of the competition, and holds the right to decide on the ineligibility of a winner, in keeping with the spirit of the competition, and based upon the achievements of the author.

Application Deadline: August 15th, 2021

How to Apply for Drama Series Playwright Competition

To apply for Drama Series Playwright Competition, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Interested and qualified persons should visit Yale on to apply for Drama Series Playwright Competition.
  • Applicants can enter the Drama Series Playwright Competition in 2 ways:
  • Electronic Submission
  • Hardcopy Submission

To inquire further about Drama Series Playwright Competition, please visit the official website.