• Open to residents of Idaho, Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia.

• Submissions are open to the first 100 scripts received from Sept. 1, 2022, through Oct. 31, 2022.

• Scripts must be original, unpublished and not produced or scheduled for production in the Pacific Northwest (ID, OR, WA, or BC) at the time of submission.

• Plays with small casts, simple sets and minimal technical requirements are strongly preferred.

• Scripts must have a running time of approximately 10 minutes—this should total about 10 pages or fewer (exclusive of title and cast pages) in a 12-point font. Plays that are estimated to run less than 8 minutes or longer than 11 minutes will not be considered. Please note: large monologues can cause a play to run long, even when within the proper page limits. Read your play aloud at a regular speaking pace for accurate time estimate.

•  Plays must be in their final, ready-to-produce draft upon submission.

• Scripts will only be considered if they follow submission guidelines; NW10 may ask writers for an updated submission if guidelines are not followed.

•  Limited to one submission per playwright per festival.

• Selected playwrights will be notified by January 1, 2023.

• Playwrights consent, if selected, to permit NW10 and Oregon Contemporary Theatre to produce their play in 2023.

• All selected playwrights will receive an honorarium and retain copyright and full ownership of their play.

• Plays will be presented live during a two-weekend run in 2023; playwrights will be contacted regarding any digital presentation or update to production scheduling.

• Playwrights are asked to participate in an audience talk-back following the closing matinee.


Email entries with the subject “NW10 Submission – [Your Play Title]” to

In the body of the email, include the following:
▪  Play title
▪  Playwright’s name, address, phone number(s) and email address

Attach two PDFs:
▪ 1) [“Play Title – BLIND”] — your play, free of all contact information
▪ 2) [“Play Title”] — the complete version of your play, including contact information, to be used by actors and directors for selected scripts.

▪ Submissions must be sent as PDF attachments only; no hard copy submissions or other formats will be accepted.
•  All submissions should be in a standard professional play format.
• The first page of the script should include the title, character list and basic setting.
• Title and page number should appear at the top of each page.

• Submissions must be received on or before Oct. 31, 2022.
• Only the first 100 submissions will be considered; playwrights will be notified immediately if their submissions arrive after the cutoff date or the submission cap has been reached.