INFO: Fade to Black Play Festival seeks original, 10-minute plays not previously produced, and written by an African American playwright.  Only three (3) scripts submissions are allowed per playwright.

AWARD: One grand prize winner will be chosen by audience vote and awarded a cash prize. 


DEADLINE: April 1, 2018



INFO: GOING TO THE RIVER (GTTR) is now accepting submissions for the Going To The River Festival 2018. The GTTR Festival 2018 will be at Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in New York City in July 2018.

The Festival will consist of never produced full-length work and short plays. The plays must be by women of color and by playwrights who live in the New York Tri-state area.

DEADLINE: April 12, 2018



MacDowell Colony

INFO: The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony. The Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. 

Each year about 300 Fellowships, or residencies, are awarded to artists in seven disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. A Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. MacDowell does not offer classes or instruction.

MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. 

DEADLINE: April 15, 2018



The Kerouac Project

INFO: The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past they have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.

You will be required to select a category into which your submission fits. The categories are: Poetry, Play, Screenplay, Fiction/Short Story, and Nonfiction.

STIPEND: Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included.


  • Fall 2018: September 1 through November 22, 2018
  • Winter 2018–2019: December 1, 2018, through February 21, 2019
  • Spring 2019: March 1 through May 23, 2019
  • Summer 2019: June 1 through August 22, 2019


DEADLINE: April 16, 2018