Submission FAQ

Did you change the way you do the submission process? 

Yes, we did. We’re trying to move into the 21st century so submissions can only be made through our website. I know that not everyone is computer savvy, but this online process is pretty easy. Last year’s online process was not. Remember to attach a blind copy of your script/music. If you are unsure, please feel free to email us at with your phone number and we can walk you through the process or answer any questions.

My play/musical hasn’t had a professional production but my church did it.

Can I submit? No. Any play or musical that has had a fully produced, ticketed production of any kind is not eligible.

When I submit, should I send a blind copy?

Yes, please. It makes our job so much easier. Scripts that are not blind will be disqualified.

I want to submit for the Composer/Lyricist Cabaret, but I don’t have demos. Can I submit?

We only take submissions that come with demo recordings. Submissions that come without them will be automatically disqualified. Your recordings do not have to be fully produced and a piano version recorded on your iPhone is fine.

Can I get feedback on why my submission was not chosen?

Unfortunately, no. We get a lot of submissions and that would kill us.

Will you contact me if my submission was not chosen?

Every effort will be made to contact you if your play/musical has not made it to the next round.

I would like to submit my play/musical for the festival but I live in Kazakhstan. Do you accept submissions from other countries?

We are currently only accepting submissions from playwrights, composers, and lyricists from USA, Canada, or Mexico.

I would like to submit my play/musical for your festival but it has had four workshops. Is it eligible?

Any play/musical that has had a workshop (with production value and/or memorized) is not eligible. If it has had two readings or less with script in hand, it’s eligible.

I want to submit my musical but it’s based on Elvis Presley music and I don’t currently have the rights. Can I submit?

If a musical doesn’t have original music, you must provide proof of rights to any music that you plan on using at the time of submission.

I would like to submit a full-length musical AND a full length play AND enter music to be considered for the Composer/Lyricist Cabaret. Will you accept all of the submissions?

Yes, you are welcome to submit one entry into each of the categories. You will need to process each entry separately when you submit. REMINDER: a $10 submission fee is required for each full-length submission unless you are a member of DGA or WGA. The $10 submission fee is NOT required for the Composer/Lyricist Cabaret.