SAAG is currently closed in all categories, except for one-act plays. See guidelines below

For all inquiries pertaining to a pending pitch for reporting please contact Please note that as we proceed through our fundraiser, we’re continually reassessing how many pitches we can commit to because we take paying all creatives very seriously. 


Email your play as a PDF attachment to with the subject line “[Title of Play]” by July 9th, 2021, 11 PM EST.

SAAG is looking for new one-act plays from South Asian playwrights: plays that are daring, incendiary, grounded, flamboyant or intimate: plays with a strong sense of place and self.

Read our first play, our other published work, and watch our interviews to get a sense of the range of questions and issues SAAG is interested in, ranging from the systemic to the individual to the otherworldly scale. We offer the expertise of editors who wear many different hats.

Send us:

  • Up to two one-act plays of approximately 10-20 mins, in English.

  • Tell us why it makes sense for SAAG

  • A note about you and your practice

  • Which editor(s) you would like to work with.

  • Tell us if your play emerged from a workshop, prior production, a long process of research, or otherwise

Payment: Our flat fee starts at $500, subject to change depending on the labor involved in the collaboration. This is the fee paid to the playwright if their play is accepted. There is no submission fee.