Baker's Plays maintains an open submission policy. We accept full-length plays, one act plays, theatre texts, musicals, and collections of scenes and monologues. Our market consists of high school, university, children's, family and regional theaters, as well as religious institutions.
For Religious Submissions
Christian plays currently comprise the bulk of our religious collection. These plays can dramatize or creatively embellish upon a Biblical story, or also be about modern Christian life. Plays for children and young adults are in high demand. We encourage submissions of plays specific to and/or embracing all other faiths and belief systems.
For All Submissions
We generally prefer plays which have been "production tested". Plays which have had a staged reading, workshop reading or full production will usually undergo revisions during the rehearsal process. If your play has not yet been produced, your time and energy may be better first spent pursuing a production rather than publication.Also, please note that we rarely publish individual one-act plays. We are much more likely to publish an anthology or collection of one-acts.
Manuscripts must be typed in the standard play format. If you need more information about that method of formatting, our parent company Samuel French, Inc. has provided the following simplified downloadable Formatting Guide. It does not cover all contingencies, but for those who are new to play formatting it should provide some help. Playwrights should include a script history and reviews, if applicable. When submitting a musical, include the score or a compact disc of all the songs which are in the script. Our reading evaluation period averages six to eight months.
We are now encouraging submissions via email at [email protected]. If submitting via email, please make sure that your script is in MS Word, .txt or .pdf format. Your play and all supporting materials (cover letter, production history, etc.) should be submitted as one single file. You should name your file in the following manner, including the work’s title (can be truncated, but must be clear and understandable) and your last name:MIDSUMMERNIGHTSshakespeare.pdf
You will receive an email notification of receipt.
If submitting via regular mail, the manuscript must be securely bound. Include an S.A.S.E. if you wish your manuscript returned. A postcard will be sent as notification of our receipt.
Mailed submissions should be addressed:
Attn: Associate Editor
45 W. 25th Street
New York, NY 10010