The Blank Theatre's Literary Submissions

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The Young Playwrights Festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2017! Every June we present the Annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival for playwrights ages 9 to 19. Submissions are accepted from January to March 15 of each year and the 12 winning plays are produced and presented each weekend in June.

Also in its 25th year, The Living Room Series is a New Play Development program, which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by both established and emerging writers. The Living Room Series takes place on Monday evenings at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The Living Room Series offers a week-long process for the playwright, director and actors to explore the play by putting it up on its feet in a limited rehearsal period and then presenting it to an audience. The performances are minimally staged, with actors carrying scripts, and are a wonderful opportunity for the playwright to get a sense of the play’s full potential. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented voices are strongly encouraged. The Blank is firmly committed to supporting gender parity and diversity.