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 late submissions.
Please visit the "How To Submit" page for more instructions.
Awardee and finalist playwrights will be notified by letter. The winning playwright will be announced on the Award Recipients page in June 2020.