SWP Submission Policy
The Southern Writers’ Project of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival accepts original scripts and adaptations, not professionally produced, that meet one or more of the following criteria:
1. You are a Southern Writer.
2. Your script is set in the South, or deals specifically with Southern issues, characters, or themes.
Submissions that meet these criteria are considered for the Southern Writers’ Project Festival of New Plays, an annual weekend of readings of new work. These plays are then considered for production in subsequent ASF seasons.
If your play is an adaptation, please secure the permission to the underlying rights prior to submission. Full length plays only, please. Submissions are limited to one play per author per season. Musicals and theatre for young audiences should send a letter of inquiry first. Due to the large volume of submissions, please allow up to one year for response. If you wish your materials returned to you, please include an appropriate SASE. Plays submissions may be mailed or emailed.
Director, New Play Development
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
One Festival Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117