|Big Dog Publishing
||Musicals & children’s play ok. Hard copy submissions only.
||School musicals, youth plays, social issue plays, adaptations, etc.
||Christmas & Easter plays &musicals for all ages & all denominations.
||Plays must have had either a prod or a staged reading. Musicals ok. Hard copy submissions only.
||Full-length comedies & dramas, one-acts, short play collections, musicals, etc.
||Any genre, but pref. comedies, farces, mysteries & fantasies. Musicals ok.
|Lazy Bee Scripts
||School or youth plays, musicals & plays with music, religious & moral plays, etc.
|Norman Maine Publishing
||Musicals, TYAs, holiday plays, children’s plays, etc.
|Original Works Publishing
||Full-lengths, one-acts, 10-min play collections, etc. Must have been fully produced.
|Pioneer Drama Service
||Plays & musicals w/ at least 1 prod or staged reading. Must be family friendly.
||Full Length, One Act
||Dramas, comedies, musicals, children’s plays.
||Comedies, drama, murder mysteries.
||Full Length, One Act
||Scripts for high schools & middle schools, suitable for student performance.
|The Playwrights Publishing Co.
||Int’l submissions ok. Send them an email for a copy of the submission guidelines.
||Plays & musicals appropriate for young actors/audiences. Comedies, mysteries, adaptations & parodies.
Between March 2014 and December 2018, I have written 15 different original stage play scripts during a 4-and-a-half year time frame. All of my scripts are intended for a family oriented audience and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. I have had a major interest in live stage performing for over 50 years, ever since I was in the 7th grade. I also performed in several stage shows during high school as well. However, it was not until the Spring of 2014 that I began to seriously start writing my own scripts. Although l have submitted a few of my scripts to local drama groups near my area, I would really like to share my works with many others. Thus, I am ready, able and willing to send copies of my scripts to other theater groups as soon as possible. So, how do I get started?
I thought I had joined, but I can’t log on. Maybe I didn’t join. How can I tell?
I have written a play that is an adaption of a book written in 1943. The author died in 1967. Would this book be considered public domain? Do I have to jump through any hoops before submitting it to a play publisher?
I have been an elementary music teacher for the past 40 years and during that time I wrote plays that incorporated music to replace the usual end of the year, spring concert. The shows run between 60 and 90 minutes, incorporates grades Pre-K through 5th grade, has minimal costume requirements and the speaking parts can be gender neutral. Can you advise me on a possible next step?
I have an autobiographical, one woman play that I have performed numerous times. I would like to get it officially published. Do you know of any companies that will consider one woman plays?
Thanks for this super list. We are ArtAge Publications’ Senior Theatre Resource Center. Please add us to your list of submission opportunities. Our link is at: https://www.seniortheatre.com/writers-guidelines-2/
Thanks so much!
I was wondering if any of these companies will accept a synopsis or treatment, or do they all prefer a completed script? Thank you.
I am a Ugandan lecturer with a drama manuscript on the Ugandan Christian martyr named Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed by Dictator Idi Amin in the 1970s. Can my my manuscript be published as a contribution to christian cause?
prior to submitting I want to get my material copyrighted
Please advise me of the steps to take in order to submit. This will be a children’s Christian play and musical
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
I went through the Library of Congress to get my play copywrited. It’s fairly simple.
I an currently writing a play and was wondering what I needed to do after completion.
What time is considered a full length?
I would like to get info of how to submit a play, christian musical based on the book of Esther from the bible.
I have nine plays published online by Lazy Bee Scripts. I have also had plays performed on professional stages like The Unity, Liverpool; the Dukes, Lancaster; The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. And many drama festivals including Windsor, Buxton and Edinburgh. Now, a new regime seems to be in place at Lazy Bee Scripts and my stuff is not as welcome. So in my need I turn to you.
Please feel free to submit your work to Silver Birchington Plays. We are a new online publisher.
I have been involved with local Am Dram & got sick of boring predictable “nice” plays. Have written a play & want to take it further. It’s not suitable for kids. Is about four bad people going to Hell for their sins. Any help & advice would be most welcome please?
I too have had plays published by Lazy Bee Scripts and have encountered exactly the same problem. Three scripts – thoroughly researched have been rejected
In one case the play was previously published by SchoolPlay Productions, and having had twenty five productions, was rejected as unsuitable for Lazy Bee. I no longer bother to submit to them.
Have you had any luck in finding a new publisher?
I have written a children’s musical about homelessness to be performed by a variety of animals portraying the many types of homeless people. I have some wonderful songs and a work with a message of dignity and love. Where to submit? Do I need help from an established playwright to shore it up ? Do I need high quality demos of the songs? Help!
Silver Birchington Plays are a new play publisher accepting scripts of any length or genre.