Submissions for the 2017-2018 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, 2018 — Script submission deadline (all grades)
  • March 2018 — Finalists contacted
  • April 2018 — Festival selections announced
  • Late May/Early June — NJ Young Playwrights Festival Performances
  • Summer 2018 — 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.