Dreaming to Be a Playwright?

Your dream is to be a playwright someday whether it's on Broadway or your local professional theater - or even just to have one of your plays produced. You have a passion for writing and you want to share your talent with the world. But how do you make that happen?

Focus on your authentic voice, style and passion. Good storytellers know how to capture and hold an audience's attention but playwrights must also promote their creative work.

Scriptmore is a place to be a playwright of your dreams. Share and cultivate your voice, improve your craft and turn your love for theatre into a career. Use Scriptmore to sell your plays, share with fellow playwrights and even get resources to help you succeed.

So what are you waiting for? Start writing and share your stories with the world!

Apply to Be a Playwright on Scriptmore

Here it’s simple to be a playwright. Complete the Playwright application agreement and then submit your first script. Your script will go through our approval process to make sure it meets the needs and standards of Scriptmore.

Once approved, your scripts will be distributed on Scriptmore and will be available for licensing by theatre groups, schools, and individuals nationwide.

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What is Scriptmore?

Scriptmore is an online marketplace for playwrights and screenwriters to sell their work plays or short-form scripts. Gain exposure and generate revenue from your work. Absolutely free. Plus, maintain your rights!

How To Be a Playwright for Scriptmore

Before you submit a script, review the guidelines so your work has the best chance of success on Scriptmore.

Additional details:

Audience

The Scriptmore audience consists of public and private schools from K-12, colleges and universities, community theatre groups, theater troupes, and faith-based groups like churches. We are seeking scripts that would be appropriate for these audiences, including subject matter, dialogue, themes, and cultural relevance. Scripts will be evaluated on these merits and more.

Acceptance

Submissions must meet Scriptmore’s quality and standards. If a script fails to meet these or is deemed unworkable for any other reason, the script may be rejected. However, if we feel rewrites or adjustments can be made, authors will be notified of changes required and given the opportunity to resubmit if they so choose.

Formatting Requirements

Scripts submitted must meet basic script formatting requirements. Scripts may be submitted in the following file formats: Word, RTF, or Text file. Scripts will be stored in Scriptmore’s Script Engine for on-demand formatting for different devices or PDF generation.

Script License

Scriptmore charges the customer for a license of use for your script and to perform it. Every performance license has a base license cost and will adjust based on paid performances, venue size, and the number of performances.

Pricing and Royalties

Our current royalty rate is 50%. We understand the importance of how to sell a play script with simple pricing. Scriptmore has standard licensing pricing that will be applied to your script based on length or materials included with your script. We believe the quality of scripts on Scriptmore deserves to be priced accordingly. If discounts are ever offered on one of your scripts, those discounts will not impact a playwright’s royalties. Because the script is under a licensing agreement, it may be licensed elsewhere if the author chooses.

Pay Out Schedule

Authors will currently be paid on a quarterly basis.

Submission Guidelines

Be sure to read our submission guidelines before submitting a script.