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Friday, May 20, 2022

The No Sleep Horror Podcast seeks scripts

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Deadline: none given

We’d love to see more script submissions, as these have proven to work very well on the show. Scripts should ideally last between 20 and 40 minutes, and star 2 or more characters, with more being preferable. Please include a word count with your script, and a spoiler-free list of characters with speaking roles. If you’re new to scriptwriting and you’d like an example of how to structure and format an audio-only script, you can download an example.

Please make sure your script is written as an audio drama. We can’t adapt scripts written as a screenplay, or scripts that heavily feature visual cues. Anything not written in an audio drama format will not be accepted.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Please email us at submissions@thenosleeppodcast.com.

If your story is selected, you may be asked to work with the story editor on edits or tweaks to ensure your story is as perfect for the show as it can be.

Feel free to introduce yourself and say hello, but things like cover letters or CV’s aren’t required.

Please be considerate of other authors waiting for a response. Choose one or two of your best works and submit those via an attachment in a single email. Please don’t send link-dumps, or refer us to an entire anthology of your work. Similarly, please don’t send rapid-fire submissions. Ideally wait a few weeks between submissions. This is a polite request and not a rule however, and if you have a burning desire to send another story over in the meantime, go for it.

Stories can appear elsewhere. Previously published or performed stories are fine, as long as you hold the rights to grant usage to The NoSleep Podcast. However, stories which have not already previously appeared in audio form will have priority.
Please do not re-submit stories that have already been passed on. If we think a story could work with certain changes or rewrites, we’ll reach out to you and let you know. This applies to all stories, including holiday specials.

If you’re submitting a story for a holiday special (Christmas, Halloween etc) then say so in the subject line of the email. This is super important! If you don’t do this then there’s a good chance it’ll get overlooked for a specific episode.

Only submit your own work. We can’t adapt stories without the permission of the author.

If for some reason you’ve decided to withdraw your submission, let us know immediately. Due to the extremely fast turnaround time, a story might be put into production on the same day it’s accepted. By submitting a story, you’re granting us permission to adapt it.

We cannot provide a personalized response to every author individually. Similarly, requests for writing advice or critiques will probably go unanswered. However, even if a story is rejected you will hear from us saying so as long as the submission falls within our guidelines.

If your story submission has been posted online at any point, please provide us with a link so we can share the text version with our listeners. Secondly, when including a word count, please include the exact word count rather than an estimate. Thanks!

Due to an ever-increasing volume of submissions and a number of documents which are almost impossible to format, we are now requesting the following formatting requirements for submissions going forward:

No tabbed indents.
If you need to remove tabbed indents from your submission document, an easy way to batch remove them is find/replace ^t with nothing in the replace field.

Documents where you’ve created tabbed indents by pressing space bar a bunch of times will be automatically rejected.

Please spend some time on editing and proofreading your document.
We get dozens of submissions a month with mistakes so obvious that you couldn’t fail to miss them on an editing pass, leading us to believe that these editing passes aren’t being done. Obvious things like sentences ending half way through, nonsense typos that aren’t real words etc. Sometimes we find these in the opening paragraph.

Keep the header/footer blank.

Stick to one font and don’t use fancy title fonts or similar.
We format the documents to Calibri 14 so it’s a waste of your time. If your document is already Calibri 14 then we’ll love you more.

Keep the prose left aligned.
Nobody wants to read a 4000 word center aligned story.

Only use one space between words.
We get submissions with two, three or even four spaces between words at random and it’s an absolute pain to fix if the amount of spaces fluctuates. If we have to spend hours deleting spaces from your document, it won’t be considered.

Give the document a sensible file name.
Title – Author is ideal. Make it as easy as possible for us to search for, find and assess your story. HotSexySubmission.doc might seem funny at the time, but it’s less funny when your story gets overlooked because we can’t recall the filename to locate it!

Give your story an extra editing pass for superfluous commas and run-on sentences.
These are the bane of our lives as editors of an audio production because excessive commas can be extremely disruptive to the voice actors. If your 150 word paragraph is one sentence long with twelve commas, it shouldn’t be. This is the single biggest issue that takes up our editorial time and we’d like to see more authors making a concerted effort to fix this stuff up before submitting. You don’t need to guide the reader by the hand to quite the degree some people do with commas, they’re capable of parsing sentences with only the most mandatory of commas in place. Go through your story and remove any commas that don’t absolutely need to be there when you’re writing for audio.

If you post your stories to Reddit, please remove the Reddit formatting before sending it in.
Your submissions shouldn’t be rife with asterisks and underscores framing a bunch of words. Likewise, please edit things like ‘I’m posting this on Reddit because’ or even ‘I’m typing this’ or similar unless it’s mandatory to the plot (for eg it’s framed as something that’s been written up and is then being read by another person). If you want your story to be adapted on the podcast then it should be from the perspective of being spoken aloud. We do audio drama adaptations, not narrations. There are many great horror narrators out there but it’s a different medium and requires different presentation.

Remember that somebody has to do all these things.
You might have a reason why you use three spaces between words, or center align, or have a complex and unintuitive filename, but someone has to fix it. If it’s left to us to fix thousands of typos, superfluous spaces, tabbed indents etc then that’s (much, much) less time we have to focus on selecting stories and giving people opportunities to be on the show. If it’s something generic that the editors can fix, it’s something you can fix before you send it in. The great thing about digital is that you can save as many copies of a file as you want. If you want your prose version to have tabbed indents, that’s great! Save another copy without them to submit to places who don’t want them. If it’s in your muscle memory to double space between words and you just can’t break the habit, cool! But you’re also able to find/replace double space with single space. If you don’t have time to proofread and edit your story in general, then… actually there’s no excuse for that, it just means you’re only doing part of your job as a writer.

If you forget to do any of this, don’t worry!
Unless it’s incredibly obvious that you’ve made zero effort, we’ll still consider your story. You don’t need to send in six revisions fixing things.

This only applies to submissions going forward.
If you’ve already submitted something filled with tabbed indents or something then we might frown at it but we won’t hold it against you. Please don’t send in revisions of existing submissions.

When you’re submitting somewhere, you want to do everything you can to make it as easy as possible for the editors to accept it. Everything we get submitted has to be edited and adapted into a uniform script type for our voice actors. If we have two equally great stories and one has been submitted with care in the presentation and the other hasn’t, and will take hours longer to edit, then we’re going to go with the former every time. If we have to spend 10-15 minutes just preparing your document for you so it’s readable for assessment then we don’t have that 10-15 minutes to spend making an awesome podcast.

Unless it’s obvious that you’ve flagrantly ignored our submissions guidelines, you will hear back whether it’s an acceptance or a rejection. We’re in a place where we’re very on top of things and nothing is slipping through the cracks. If you haven’t heard back then it’s because we have nothing to tell you right now. As soon as your story’s been selected or rejected, you’ll know. Especially with flash fiction; if you listen to the show, you’ll know that our flash fiction episodes only happen generally once a season, so we’re simply unable to be constantly assessing the hundreds of flash fic submissions we get a week. Now that flashfic submissions are temporarily closed this is less of an issue, but if you have a pending flash fiction submission then please be patient.

Please include the phrase ‘I’m bracing myself for The NoSleep Podcast‘ in your submission email.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Barely Seen submission guidelines

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Deadline: none given

-Submit as many ten-minute or one-act plays as you like, (Up to two for Write Bites) including previously published or produced plays in a Word or PDF file to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com. Make sure to title your email (Last Name)_(Play), and please note that any plays Barely Seen has already published won't be considered for publication a second time.
 
-Any style/theme of play is allowed, but plays that include inappropriate content won't be published.
 
-All ages are welcome to submit work. If submitting to the Featured Poet/Playwright of the month, please include a headshot and a bio in the body of your email stating your name and a little bit about you.
 
-If you would like to be published under a pseudonym or nickname instead of your given name, please include your preference in your note.

-I will try to get back to you within two weeks; if I haven't contacted you by then, send me another email checking up on your submission. I might have received your file and just not been able to get to it yet.
 
-If you want to be considered for Featured Writer of the Month and/or Write Bites, make sure to send in your plays by the 22nd of each month.

-If you have any questions about the submission process, please feel free to reach out to me at barelyseenquestions@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Diversionary Submission Guidelines

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Deadline: none listed

Diversionary is always seeking new, full-length LGBTQIA+ works for consideration. Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your work. Because of the volume of submissions, those that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.
What to include
  • a one-page synopsis, character breakdown, and playwright bio
  • a development/production history of the submitted work (including date written and any readings, workshops, and full stagings)
  • a ten-page sample of the work
  • three audio recordings of music, twelve minutes total, if it’s a musical
  • How to submit
Please send all of the above items as a single document in pdf format to frankie@diversionary.org. For music, please send the items in mp3 format or include a link to be accessed. No physical submissions sent to the theatre will be considered.

Submission FAQ

Find answers to common questions about submitting work to Diversionary Theatre. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us below and we’ll be happy to help!

Is my work LGBTQIA+ enough to be considered?

Part of Diversionary’s mission is to tell the story of the LGBTQIA+ community, which we accomplish by considering works that have queer characters, themes, or are by queer playwrights. If at least one of these three applies, submit away!

My work is not full-length! Do you accept short plays?

We do not currently accept short plays for consideration. If you have an evening of short plays that are meant to be performed together as a unit, we can consider that as a full-length. Consider them as a whole and follow the same guidelines above.

How long will it take before I hear back from you?

We get a lot of submissions. It may take up to 12 months to respond and let you know whether we would like to see the full piece or not.

Should I follow up with you?

While your enthusiasm is very much appreciated, we are doing our best to respond in a timely manner and would prefer no follow ups after your initial submission. Rest assured, your submission will be reviewed as our scheduling allows, and we will be in touch. 

Can I resubmit work?

If you submitted a piece before December of 2014, please resubmit following the new guidelines. Once a work has been submitted in that format, please do not resubmit the work. If you have any uncertainty about the quality of your piece, we encourage you to attend a Wordplay Tuesdays meeting and get feedback from your peers and other professional playwrights so that you’re only submitting the most refined version of your piece to us. 

Will I get feedback on my submission?

While we wish we could give feedback to everyone who makes a submission, due to the volume of submissions and the limited size of our staff, we are unable to provide feedback. However, we encourage you to attend a Wordplay Tuesdays meeting which is a free workshop where playwrights come together and share their work and provide feedback, encouragement, and ideas on how to turn your work into the best version of your vision. 

What happens next?

We will be in touch regardless of if your piece is accepted or not. If we would like to see the full-length work, we will request it from you. Again, this could take up to 12 months, so please be patient when awaiting a response. Rest assured we will be in contact with you again to follow up.

We know the (often overwhelming) time and effort the submission process takes for playwrights, and we appreciate your hard work and wish you the best in all your endeavors. For that reason, we will be in touch regardless of our decision, as we respect your time just as you respect ours.

Thank you for considering Diversionary Theatre for your submission!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

TYPE! seeks micro-plays

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Deadline: none listed

TYPE! isn’t TYPE! without the words to fill it. We are looking for compelling content to include in future editions. Here’s a guide to submitting…

  • #RuleOfSix ~ Tell us a story in six words
  • Fiction ~ 1,000 words or fewer
  • Flash Fiction ~ 400 words or fewer
  • Poetry ~ 200 words or fewer
  • Micro-plays ~ 1-2 pages long
  • Micro-films ~ 1-2 pages long
  • Illustrations ~ Please send black and white work only

If you have work you would like to submit that is not listed here, please get in touch and we may accept it! To submit illustrations, drop us a note and we’ll be in touch.

Please send in your writing via the submission form online.

Thank you for considering sharing your work. TYPE! is free to read so although we cannot pay for submissions or chosen work, we will work with authors to promote the piece and their other writing. We also require written confirmation that submissions are original work. 

Please note – due to the high number of submissions we receive we will only respond to those we wish to publish, however we do read EVERY submission. Submission also carries no guarantee of inclusion or feedback.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund - COMMISSION

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Deadline: none - rolling basis

In 2017, Audible launched a theater initiative, intended to radically increase access to exceptional plays and performances. A core pillar of the initiative is the Emerging Playwrights Fund, a program that invests in and nurtures self-identifying emerging playwrights, some of our most inventive, delightful, and provocative storytellers. Through the Fund, Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices and harnessing the power and potential of audio to reach millions of listeners.

The Fund specifically supports the creation of original dramatic work, written with audio in mind, but theatrical in spirit.

Audible is dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing work that reflects the diversity of our members and our world. To accomplish this, Audible is committed to granting at least 50% of emerging playwright commissions to artists of color and women.

Submission GuidelinesTo be considered as an applicant for a commission, please submit all of the following to AudibleTheater@audible.com:

1. One full-length script for an original or adapted play (in English language only) that represents your voice ("Script"). The Script can be in any genre and may include one-acts and solo pieces;
2. A short biography; and
3. A brief statement about why audio plays appeal to you.

If you have an idea for an original audio play, you are welcome to include a pitch or summary along with your statement (this is encouraged, but not required).

Eligibility

Any applicant over the age of 18 may submit a Script. Employees or independent contractors, or immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren) or those living in the same household of employees or independent contractors of Audible Inc., Amazon or any entity involved in any aspect of the Theater Fund may not submit a Script for consideration, unless it is determined by Audible in its sole discretion in accordance with Audible’s then current policies and procedures that no conflict of interest exists in connection with accepting the relevant submission for consideration.

Timeline

Submissions are accepted year-round. Due to the number of Scripts that Audible receives, Audible will only consider one Script at a time from each applicant and will not consider resubmissions, including those that have been significantly revised. The Audible team evaluates submissions on a rolling basis, and applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submissions via email. Thanks in advance for your patience while we process your Script; our typical response time is 6-8 months.

Conditions

All submissions must be the original creations of the applicants. By submitting a Script, each applicant represents and warrants that: (a) the submitted work is his/her 100% original creation, (b) the submitted work will not violate or infringe the rights (including copyrights and rights of privacy and publicity) of any other person or party, and (c) all materials and elements comprising the submitted work are exclusively owned or controlled by the applicant. Audible may determine, in its sole discretion, that an applicant is ineligible to submit a work for consideration if these requirements, and others described in these Guidelines, are not satisfied to Audible’s satisfaction.

Applicants understand and acknowledge that (i) Audible is in the business of developing and distributing content, (ii) Audible receives numerous submissions (both from outside and from within Audible) of content ideas and creative materials, (iii) Audible is continually developing ideas, formats, shows, stories, concepts, artwork, music, and the like, and (iv) content developed or distributed by Audible may resemble, be similar to, or contain identical material or elements found in works submitted to Audible for consideration. By submitting a project via this program, each applicant understands and agrees that Audible is not prohibited or restricted from developing or distributing content that may contain elements similar or identical to an applicant’s submission, and Audible will not be obligated to any applicant in any manner if such similar or identical elements were developed or obtained by Audible either independently or from sources other than the applicant’s submitted work.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Long Wharf Theatre Literary Program & New Work Development

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Long Wharf Theatre has a proud and rich history of forming meaningful relationships with artists, supporting the development of their work, and moving their projects towards production.

We are particularly interested in incubating new pieces that center BIPOC voices, push form, and feature innovative dramaturgy. We are also eager to support projects that originate with artists other than playwrights, such as designers, directors, dramaturgs, and activists. Many of these works have become part of the modern American canon with more than thirty Long Wharf Theatre productions transferred to Broadway or Off-Broadway runs.

We are revitalizing our commitment to playwrights at all stages in their careers, and are now welcoming scripts from unrepresented playwrights as well as agents.

The following are examples of ways we have supported and continue to support new work development. These offerings are flexible, as we are committed to tailoring the process to suit the needs of each artist. We strive to be nimbly responsive to our artists’ goals.

Submit A Play For Consideration



Email scripts to:
literary@longwharf.org

The body of the email must include:
Author’s Name
Title
Type of material (one-act, musical, adaptation, etc.)
Synopsis of the play (500 words or less)

Please Note: We are only accepting scripts by electronic submission at this time.

The attachment of the email must include:

A script excerpt no more than twenty pages and music sound files, if applicable.

Type of Materials:
Full-length, One act, 10-minute scripts, musicals, adaptations, translations, virtual/Zoom plays.

Special Interests:
Plays by BIPOC writers, plays centering cultural narratives, stories of joy and resilience, multi-disciplinary work, and theatrical innovation.

Submission Period:
Year-round

Response Time:
4–6 months

Accountability:
If the response time has been exceeded, we invite follow-up emails.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Original Works Publishing submission guidelines

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Original Works Publishing accepts unsolicited submissions all year round. Please follow the guidelines closely. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

THE RULES

OWP does not accept unproduced submissions under any circumstances.
OWP does not publish adaptations, translations, musicals, or works for younger audiences.
Only submit one play per email.

Do not send an inquiry email or synopsis or samples of multiple plays asking if any are of interest. Just submit the play in a complete submission package per the guidelines.

THE GUIDELINES
  • For Full Length Plays: We now only accepts plays that have received eight (8) or more performances in a production run and have been reviewed. 
  • All Other Lengths: Do not need 8 performances or review, but still must have been fully produced.
  • When emailing your submission please include all of the following material you have available.
  • Your play attached as a PDF or Word document, including cover page.
  • Short synopsis and character breakdown.
  • Production history. (Include theatre company and dates.)
  • Select review highlights, quotes, and awards or nominations received.
  • Any posters or logos from the productions.
  • Playwright resume or bio.

Send it all to:

SUBDEPT@ORIGINALWORKSONLINE.COM

Please list the title of your submission and length (full length, one act, etc.)

in the Subject line.

Response Time

OWP receives a large number of exciting new plays, all of which are closely evaluated. Please give us a minimum of three - six months to respond.

Snail Mail Submissions

OWP no longer accepts snail mail submissions. Let's keep it green. Save money on postage, save trees, save printer ink.

Currently accepting:
FULL LENGTHS

ONE ACTS - (25-45 minutes.)

MONOLOGUE SHOWS

FRINGE FESTIVAL HITS

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING INDIVIDUAL TEN MINUTE PLAYS FOR "eTens" or TEN MINUTE PLAY COLLECTIONS

Saturday, February 5, 2022

23 Miles South submission guidelines

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23 Miles South accepts submissions of full length and one act plays with a focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast. We especially need plays for young actors.  Send your play, synopsis and character descriptions to 23milessouth@gmail.com with "play submission" in the subject line.   If selected for production, playwright will receive a royalty payment.

Friday, February 4, 2022

East West Players Play Submission Guidelines

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Thank you for your interest in submitting your script to East West Players.

Please note that our mission focuses on the Asian Pacific experience, and the majority of the new works we workshop and produce revolve around Asian and Asian American characters and/or themes. We are interested in both plays and musicals. Works need not be “issue-oriented,” in that race/immigrant issues can be an unspoken component in the work.

We are particularly interested in new comedies, musicals, and works that unearth the history of Asians in America.

Writers are strongly encouraged to browse through our production history, which can be found here. Ask yourselves what kind of plays we’ve produced in the past, and who our audience is.

Manuscripts are now being accepted via email. Scripts should be emailed to literary@eastwestplayers.org. Emailed versions of scripts are preferred.

Scripts should be submitted in a PDF format and must include the following:

1. A cover sheet, including your name, address, telephone number, website and email address.
2. A theatrical resume (two pages max) listing major productions, workshops, readings, commissions, publications, awards, etc., as well as education and training information.
3. A 100 word max synopsis of the play.

Due to the large volume of submissions we will only reach out to playwrights whose work we are interested in.

If you have questions as to whether your work might be suitable for our theater or if you are a playwright with multiple works and not sure what to submit, email: literary@eastwestplayers.org for assistance. Thank you!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Open-Door Playhouse podcast submission guidelines

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Open-Door Playhouse is a monthly podcast harking back to live radio theater broadcasts. Created to introduce New Plays, New Writers, and… a wealth of unknown talent. Giving them the opportunity to have their works created in sound studios as opposed to live stage productions and presented on the Podcast as “Radio Productions.” 

Play submissions will be solicited online, outreach centers and word of mouth. Broadcasts will be once a month (to start) and grow as demand requires. 

Long term goal is to reach out to undeserved writing communities: prisons, school and community groups to provide an avenue to have their voices heard, via plays, short stories or poetry, and to establish Podcast as its own 501c3 organization.

To submit your play contact:open-doorplayhouse@gmail.com

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Kervigi Ensemble Theater Submission Guidelines

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Thank you for your interest in submitting your play to us at Kervigo! We have received an overwhelming amount of submissions and are therefore temporarily closing our open submissions.

However, in alignment with our constant evaluation we have found that Global Majority Writers (Writers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) are still vastly underrepresented in our database of writers. Therefore, we are leaving this submission process open for writers who identify as such until we have a majority of Global Majority Writers represented in our submissions.

If you do not identify as a Global Majority Writer, please do not submit your written work with us at this time and continue to check this page for updates on when we will be opening up submissions again.

What are we looking for?

-New or reimagined work (play or musical)

-Hasn’t had a full production in New York

-Would benefit from development (whether it’s a reading, workshop, production, or anywhere in between)

-Written by a person of the Global Majority

-Centers at least one of the following:

Women, Non-Binary, and/or Gender Nonconforming Characters

LGBTQIA+ Characters

Characters With Varying Access Needs

Global Majority Characters

To submit, please fill out this Google form. In it you will be asked for:

-One PDF packet that includes, in this order: 1) brief synopsis with the piece’s development and/or production history, if any, 2) character breakdown, 3) brief statement answering the question, “Why Now?” and 4) current draft of the script. For musical submissions, please include the libretto with lyrics, and at least two song demos. Please remove any identifiers such as your names, pronouns, location, etc. in all parts of your packet, and name your packet after the title of your piece (ex. if your play is called 1234, name your packet 1234).

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Chameleon Theatre Company seeks new works by women

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Chameleon welcomes new work by women. Please read our mission statement.
If your play fits our mission please submit your bio, a synopsis, character list and
the first 10 pages of the script to Lee Kiszonas at here.

Mission Statement

Chameleon Theatre Company is a Philadelphia-based company producing theatre from a woman’s perspective, especially plays dealing with issues such as gender, sexuality, feminism, ageism and violence. We tell stories from underrepresented social and political perspectives and about lesser-known female historical figures whose achievements deserve a wider audience. Chameleon performs new work and Philadelphia premieres and pursues production opportunities nationally and internationally.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Wireless Theater Company Submission Guidelines

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We make up to five productions from unsolicited scripts a year. If you have a script you would like us to consider, please send over a ONE PAGE (or less) pitch containing:

– A synopsis of your idea

– Why it would work as an audio drama

– How many characters you expect it to have and a short paragraph about you as a writer.

Please send these embedded into the body of the email to info@wirelesstheatre.co.uk.

We are a very small team, so we are not able to respond to all submissions, but we do read every submission received. Here is an example of our preferred Audio Drama Formatting Sample – ideally all scripts would follow this format.

Writers retain copyright of their scripts, WTC own the copyright of the production. Accepting an offer of production with us means you agree to this.

Due to the high number of submissions we receive, you will only hear from us if your submission is successful. In 2019 we produced four original audio dramas (one series) from writers who submitted scripts via the above process.

AUDIBLE/BBC

We are mega proud to be regular content creators for Audible UK and BBC Radio 4.

If you have an idea you’d like us to pitch to Audible, please send us a short half page pitch, highlighting in particular why you think your drama would work for their platforms (they look for long content in particular) and with a rough outline of the story.

If you’d like us to consider pitching your idea to the BBC, please supply a 250 word pitch. The BBC audio drama guidelines for 2020 can be found here.

ONCE ACCEPTED..

Your scripts may be edited for structure, typos and continuity. You may occasionally be asked for re-writes.

Due to the high number of productions we already have lined up, it may be many months before your script is produced. But it will be worth the wait!

COMPLETE PRODUCTION SUBMISSIONS

Wireless Theatre offer a small fee to licence your complete high quality radio play to host through our site. We are interested in hearing your high quality MP3 formatted audio drama. To be considered for inclusion, please submit your high quality MP3 with a 600×600 pixel high quality cover image. Your work should not include copyrighted music.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Aurora Metro & Supernova Books submission guidelines

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Welcome to Aurora Metro & Supernova Books! Award-winning independent publisher of distinctive new fiction, intelligent non-fiction and world drama. Three decades of publishing original voices, championing diversity and equality, and promoting work in translation.

Send to submissions@aurorametro.com.

We accept submissions but please look at the kind of books we publish before submitting a manuscript. We publish adult fiction, YA fiction, drama, and non-fiction biography, well-being, travel, history and books about the arts and popular culture. We don’t publish children’s books for ages 10 and under. We don’t publish poetry. We occasionally publish short stories in a themed anthology.

If you would like to submit your work to us, please submit your email and join our mailing list first.

FICTION (NOVELS, SHORT STORIES), NON-FICTION, DRAMA (PLAY TEXTS, ANTHOLOGIES)

Please note the following instructions for Categories when preparing your proposal.

If your Proposal falls under either Fiction or Plays/Drama/Performance, please prepare and submit the following , either as Word/PDF files and send:

  • Full synopsis
  • 3 chapters of your manuscript or full playscript
  • Your details (title, name, contact e-mail, telephone, postal address)
  • A short biographical note (up to 200 words)
  • Links to websites and/or social media profiles
  • List URLs pointing to examples of social media activity/previous campaigns (URLs which are relevant for your book and its promotion)
  • Please provide any additional information that would be helpful to us in making our decision e.g. previous books, experience, media contacts.
PLAYS/DRAMA/PERFORMANCE
 IF YOU HAVE A PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PLAY SCHEDULED, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE SCRIPT AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE OPENING NIGHT.

Take a look at  Contact Us for general information and send info and script to submissions@aurorametro.com

Many thanks for your submissions.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Theatre Ariel is always seeking the next great Jewish play

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Theatre Ariel is always seeking the next great Jewish play to present to our audiences. Anyone may submit through the process outlined below. Theatre Ariel is looking for plays that engage with the rich world of Jewish life, thought and practice; plays where Judaism, Jewish identity or Jewish perspectives are significant or driving factors in the story (In other words, not plays where the characters ‘happen’ to be Jewish or that have a few yiddishisms or “Jewish jokes” in them, but plays where Jewish life/thought/history is integral or particularly relevant to the story.). Theatre Ariel seeks plays with casts of five actors or less.

You do not have to be Jewish to have your work considered by Theatre Ariel.

All our performances are presented as salon-style theatre readings in people’s homes, following a long tradition of Jewish theatre. For the foreseeable future, we will be presenting in a hybrid model of both in-person and virtual performances.

To have your script considered, please email the following to submissions@theatreariel.org:

Brief cover letter introducing yourself and your play, as well as a short plot summary and character breakdown (indicating doubling, if any)

Ten minute excerpt from the script (if these are not the first ten pages, then please supply a brief explanation of where we are in the story when your sample picks up)

Theatre Ariel is committed to reading and responding to every submission we receive. Please allow three to six months for a response.

Please forward any questions you may have to the same email address listed above.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Penobscot Theatre Company submission guidelines

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We accept plays about Maine and our region at any time. Please send synopsis, development history and a ten-page sample to Tricia A. Hobbs, Acting Artistic Director at tricia@penobscottheatre.org.

No other submissions will be accepted at this time or are guaranteed a response.

Please note that Penobscot Theatre Company does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that we do not intend to develop or produce.

Please no phone calls.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

American Radio Theater submission guidelines

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Would you like to write for American Radio Theater, to have your original radio play produced and offered for free on our podcast? ART is a non-profit 501c3 organization and one of our goals is to encourage new writers to explore the possibilities that audio theater provides, to bring their words to life and to share our productions via the internet through our podcast. We are always looking for good scripts. If you would like to submit a script for possible production by ART, here is what you need to know:

We cannot pay you for your script. We do what we do for the love of the art and operate on a shoestring budget. We are a purely volunteer organization and nobody gets paid for anything. That includes scripts. But money isn't everything. We put our best effort into producing the shows you hear on our podcasts and we can offer you the opportunity to have your work produced and published.

In order to have your script accepted for production by ART you must follow some simple guidelines.

Scripts must be written in radio format. If you don't know what that is, please take a look at some of the examples posted on our scripts page. Scripts that are submitted in TV or Film format will not be considered.

Your script must be original. You must be the author. The characters must be your creations. The only exceptions to this rule are for historical dramas where the characters are public figures or if your script is an adaptation of an existing work that is clearly in the public domain.

Scripts must be a standard length. Standard radio time slots in the golden age of radio were fifteen minutes, half hour and one hour. We prefer to adhere to those lengths even though we are not actually bound by the clock. As a general rule, one page of script written in radio format will run about one minute so, for example, a half hour script should probably be in the range of 26 to 30 pages depending on how dense the dialog is. We have some flexibility on this but keeping the standard lengths in mind is still a good practice.

Scripts can be any genre. Our members have expressed an interest in doing more comedies but any genre will be considered. We are looking for good stories, well plotted with interesting and compelling characters. You can also improve your chances of acceptance if your script is suitable for the voices we have available to use.

All scripts submitted for consideration must be preceded by a signed release. You can download the release here. Fill it out completely, sign and mail to: ART, 3259 Roxburg Drive, Lexington, KY 40503. Once the release has been received we will contact you and arrange to receive a digital copy of your script.

Let's do some great things together!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

23 Miles South submission guidelines

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23 Miles South accepts submissions of full length and one act plays with a focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast. We especially need plays for young actors. Send your play, synopsis and character descriptions to 23milessouth@gmail.com with "play submission" in the subject line. If selected for production, playwright will receive a royalty payment.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Furious Gazelle submission guidelines

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Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.


We consider short fiction, micro fiction, poetry, short plays, novel excerpts, and creative non-fiction.

LENGTH:

Poetry – please submit no more than 5 pages of poetry at a time.

Prose (fiction and nonfiction) – up to 7,000 words. (If submitting flash, please submit no more than 5 individual pieces at a time.)

Plays – please submit no more than 20 pages at a time.


FORMATTING:

Please submit your work as .doc, .docx or .pdf files. We’re flexible on formatting as long as your formatting is clear and easy to read. Please do not paste your story into the body of an e-mail.

Also, please note if you have special formatting as it sometimes does not display correctly in Word. This way we can check with you if something looks incorrect. I.e. if your poem about whales is in the shape of a whale, tell us.

Plays should be in standard play format.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send your work to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com following the formatting and length guidelines listed above. If you don’t, we’ll find you. And make you.

Just kidding. But we are angry.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

brooklynONE productions is always looking for new, bold, experimental and contemporary works

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brooklynONE productions is always looking for new, bold, experimental and contemporary works for our upcoming season of readings and workshops. brooklynONE is committed to help honing emerging playwrights and supporting new works.

Our seasons feature original ONE/act festivals, monthly reading series, workshops, full productions and table reads. The works are performed in our theatre space, at local pubs or our partner acting studio 

We are looking for one acts, full length plays, short films, feature length films, music, poetry, dance and more.

We ask when submitting your play, you please include the following information:
  • Brief synopsis
  • Production and development history (if any)
  • Character breakdown
  • An updated biography with current contact information

Scripts should be sent to submit@brooklynONE.org

Thank you for your interest in brooklynONE productions!

Due to high volume we may not immediately respond directly.

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