The Yale Drama Series seeking submissions for 2021 playwriting competition

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2021 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the current judge, Paula Vogel. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Centre’s Claire Tow Theatre. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.

For submission guidelines please click here.

If you are submitting your play electronically, please omit your name and contact information from your manuscript. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography where indicated in the electronic submission form.

If you would like to submit an electronic copy of your manuscript please go to:

Deadline: August 15, 2020. 

Source: Direct Contact


2 thoughts on “The Yale Drama Series seeking submissions for 2021 playwriting competition”

  1. Hello. I hope you are well. I have a question which you may find unusual. However, I recently submitted a full length play to your competition. Last night, while reading the beginning on page 5, there is a mix up in wording which could possibly confuse your readers. My sense and hope is that as your readers read on past page 5, any confusion they might have had will be cleared up. What are your thoughts about this? Do you think that there is a need for me to formally address this with some details to help your readers not get confused?

    1. Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Kevin,

      Please contact the organisers directly with any queries as they might not see this comment.

      Best of luck,

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