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Books, movies, and concerts are all fine, but a great theatrical production is the best.  If you have a masterpiece just waiting to be staged or listed in a play catalog, these sites want to read your work!  These production companies accept submissions year-round!

Broadway Play Publishing Inc

Broadway Play Publishing Inc generally acquires plays after a “definitive” production on or Off-Broadway or at a professional regional theater.
We recognize, however, that only a limited number of plays have the good fortune to receive a major production and so maintain an open submission policy.

Brooklyn Publishers LLC

Brooklyn publishes plays and theatre books for teens and youth, and we specialize in scripts that are clean, yet have a cutting-edge quality. The genre of works we publish is broad and includes comedy, drama, mystery, fantasy, farce and melodrama from 10 to 120 minutes in length.

The Courtship of Winds

The Courtship of Winds publishes poetry, fiction, one-act short dramatic pieces, essays, photography, art, and short pieces of music.

Ego Actus

Authors may submit full length scripts for consideration to: EgoActusDesign@gmail.com

Eldridge Plays & Musicals

Please submit plays and musicals suitable for performance by community theatres and junior and senior high schools. We welcome shows on all subjects; however, shows with explicit adult content or graphically defined situations do not fit our market. For musicals, please include an audio sample of several songs and a few pages from the score.  Plays and musicals should run a minimum of 30 minutes.

First Folio

Produces three mainstage shows per year and 1-2 dark night shows

Gemini Magazine

Attach previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, short plays or other interesting work as a .doc or .pdf file, or paste into body of email.

Gloucester Stage Co

Gloucester Stage Co. is looking for new plays that reflect a cultural competency with cunning, intelligence, and passion. Individual playwrights and agencies in the United States‚ Canada‚ and the UK are encouraged to submit works with well-crafted dialogue and command of dramatic action. Our performance space is intimate – ideal for powerful encounters between actors and the audience, we are primarily looking for shows with no more than 6 characters. 

Heartland Plays, Inc.

Heartland Plays, Inc. publishes online a wide variety of plays and drama products including, but not limited to, full-length comedies and dramas, one-acts, short play collections, and musicals. We strive to find plays that have the quality and diversity to meet the needs and interests of most theatres and producing organizations; Professional, Community, Summer Stock, College, High School, and Theatre for Children and Youth.

Normal Ave

Normal Ave is always accepting submissions for full length plays for upcoming readings and productions.

Off The Wall Plays

We normally accept scripts written  in English.   We specialize in stocking  South African, American and British scripts but are getting many new submissions from Canadian,  Australian and New Zealand authors as well!  As South Africa does have 11 official languages, we may accept scripts in one of the other 10 languages, but please check with us first. 

Panglossian Productions

What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on.  Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress.

Pioneer Drama Service

We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 15 minutes and two hours.  Submissions must be family-friendly in both subject and language.  Cursing and explicitly adult content should be kept to a minimum.  Playwrights should also be open to editorial expertise and oversight on these points.
We seek casts that are either balanced or favoring females.  The more gender-neutral roles, the better.  We favor plays and musicals with large casts, where more than just a few have a chance to shine.  Flexible cast sizes are also highly desirable.

Pipeline Theatre Company

Pipeline is always looking to add to our growing family. If you are a writer, actor, director, designer interested in working with us, or just a lover of the arts, please keep in touch, join our mailing list, or send us your stuff!

Queens Theatre

New American Voices (NAV), Queens Theatre's new play development program, is dedicated to supporting writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of the borough of Queens, New York City and the United States.

Raven Performing Arts

New play submissions are always welcome; from these submissions, we select scripts for regular public readings in our ongoing ScripTease series. Our goal is to then select one of those plays for a fully staged production at the Raven Theater. 

Roundabout Theatre Company

If you are an unrepresented writer, you are welcome to submit one 15-page script sample, a script synopsis, and a brief bio for our Literary Department’s review. Please email your materials to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Scripts For Stage

We publish anything from monologues to full-length, large cast plays to be performed for audiences of all ages.

Single Carrot Theater

Submit electronically one full-length play or two plays not to exceed 150 pages in length along with a bio or resume about your work. You may submit synopses of other works with submitted scripts. Submissions are reviewed  on a rolling basis by our play reading committee.

Playwrights Canada Press

The playwright must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.  Playwrights Canada Press publishes new plays. We are looking for well-written literary works with engaging dialogue, interesting characters, and strong themes that incite discussion and analysis, and that focus on contemporary issues. We publish both dramas and comedies and we encourage playwrights who are thinking of submitting a script to take a look through the books we’ve published in the past to see if we’d be a good fit for your work.

The Purple Rose

The Purple Rose is dedicated to the development and production of new plays and emerging playwrights. We receive hundreds of synopses and inquiries each season, and our staff reviews each submission.

Silk Road

Accepts one-act plays. Submissions should be sent via the online submission system as .doc file in 12 point Times New Roman, double-spaced, with one inch margins. The author’s name, address, email address, and phone number must be printed on the first page. Please number each page.

Theater (Untitled)

We are always looking for new pieces to produce. We are committed to exposing up and coming playwrights and their works. If you would like to submit your play to us, please email your piece as a PDF to theatreuntitled@theatreuntitled.com with the subject line "New Play Submission". Please also tell us a little about yourself and your artistic viewpoint in the body of the email.  

Theatrikos Theater Company

The Artistic Committee invites you to submit any published play title(s) that you think might be a good fit for our stage. Please include a few words about why you’d like us to read the script.  We also invite playwrights to submit new, unpublished work to be read. We may consider these submissions for a staged reading in our Playwright Café.

Urban Stages

Full-length plays only:
- Bind plays in 3-ring binders, in presentation folders, with brass fasteners, with paperclips, etc (spiral binding is discouraged)
- No changes or revisions accepted after submission
- No double-sided pages.
- 5 actors or less (unless otherwise noted)…More than 5 characters is fine as long as no more than 5 actors are required

Urbanite Theater

To submit plays, please adhere to the following guidelines
1. Must require the use of five or fewer performers.
2. Scenic and set demands must be singular, minimal, flexible, or representational.
3. Full-length plays only.
4. Contemporary content only, with an emphasis on material that parallels our mission and production history.

Victory Theatre Center

The Victory Theatre Center invites you to submit your original works. Our play reading process is as follows: Each script is read by 2 readers, then evaluated and passed on to the Artistic Directors for a final decision. Because The VTC is one of only a few venues that produce original material, the volume of submitted scripts is high. It will take time for your material to be processed. Please be assured your work will be read.

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