Submissions for the 2019 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival are open! To find out about submission guidelines or to enter via our online form, please go to the “Submission Guidelines” or “Submission Form” links in the menu at the top right-hand side of this page. Below is a timeline explaining the timing of various parts of the Festival.

  • January 15, 2019 — Script submission deadline (all grades)
  • late March 2019 — Finalists contacted
  • mid-late April 2019 — Festival selections announced
  • June 2019 — NJ Young Playwrights Festival Performances
  • Summer 2019 — Readers comments distributed

We reserve the right to delay the announcement date to accommodate the volume of scripts received, the need for extra selection rounds, etc.