Since 1993, Playwrights First has recognized, rewarded and advanced playwrights of unusual promise.
Annual - Best New Play Award
$1,000 first place award,
and when feasible, a professional reading before a New York audience.
The submission period for our 2019-2020 season is from August 1 through September 15, 2019.
We cannot accept early submissions. Please check back for more information.
Awardee and finalist playwrights will be notified by letter. The winner will be announced on the Award Recipients page in June 2019.