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Submission Guidelines

Submitting Your Script…

We welcome plays (full-lengths, one-acts) and screenplays (film, television) and musical theatre from St. Louis-area writers. We restrict submissions to writers in the St. Louis metropolitan area because we require the playwright to participate in the reading.

Your script must be original, free of copyright restrictions and un-produced. Plays that have had previous readings are considered, but no script that has been produced or published can be accepted.

Your first step is to submit a hard copy of your script (no e-mail submissions). Your script must be securely bound and contain the following information:

1. Category: stage play, screenplay, television script, musical theatre etc.

2. Type: drama, comedy, comedy-drama, mystery, experimental, etc.

3. Cast: number of roles broken down by women and men

Please allow four to six weeks for review. St. Louis Writers Group is not obligated to schedule any script. If your script is selected, we will contact you to discuss the date. Prior to your own reading you MUST attend at least one or more The St. Louis Writers’ Group readings. There are no exceptions. (Experience has taught us that authors who understand our process and the format of our discussions derive the most benefit from their own reading.)

Mail your script to:

Mario Farwell
St. Louis Writers' Group
1000 Lami Street # 101
St. Louis MO, 63104

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