How do you get a play published in Canada?

Playwrights Canada Press publishes plays written in English or in English translation….Submissions

  1. The playwright must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  2. The play must have premiered in September 2019 or later.
  3. The play must be unpublished.
  4. We ask that playwrights submit only one play for consideration.

Where can I submit a play for publication?

Play Publishers Accepting Submissions

  1. Broadway Play Publishing Inc. According to their website, Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
  2. Heartland Plays. Heartland Plays, Inc.
  3. Pioneer Drama Service.
  4. Eldridge Plays and Musicals.
  5. Playscripts, Inc.
  6. Brooklyn Publishers.
  7. Off the Wall Plays.
  8. Plays Inverse Press.

How do you publish a play script?

How to Publish a Play

  1. Finish writing and editing your play. This is probably an obvious first step, but you need to start by writing an excellent play that will appeal to your target audience.
  2. Enter playwriting contests.
  3. Send your play to theaters.
  4. Produce your play.
  5. Research play publishers.
  6. Consider self-publishing.

How do you join the Playwrights Guild of Canada?


  1. the decision to present the work was made by a jury of professional peers or an artistic director;
  2. the play was presented for a minimum of six performances;
  3. the production was open to the public, tickets were sold, and the playwright was paid (shares are an acceptable form of payment).

How do I get my plays made?

How to Get Your Play Published and Performed

  1. Write a play. Okay, so this seems an obvious first step – but it’s crucial and is the only bit you have any real control over.
  2. Share the play. Once you’ve written your play, it’s time to share it.
  3. Work with a theatre.

How much does it cost to put on a play?

A typical production budget for a Broadway musical will fall anywhere from $8-12 million, while a play might cost $3-6 million and a fairly lavish off-Broadway musical might capitalize at $2 million.

How do I sell my play script?

Sign with a literary agent who can publish your play. Research agents and submit your work by mailing them a printed copy or dropping it by their office. The agent will read your play and decide if it could sell many copies.

How do Playwrights get paid?

The playwright’s living is made through royalties, if you’re asking where does the money actually come from. We pay playwrights a percentage of tickets, so if you’re not being produced, you’re not making a living as a playwright.

Where do playwrights get their ideas?

As a creative person, you probably get flashes of inspiration all the time. From a snippet of overheard conversation. From a dream. From song lyrics.

What is Playwrights Canada Press looking for in a play?

Playwrights Canada Press publishes new plays. We are looking for well-written literary works with engaging dialogue, interesting characters, and strong themes that incite discussion and analysis, and that focus on contemporary issues.

What kind of plays can I submit to playwrights?

Playwrights Canada Press accepts submissions of plays that premiered in digital formats as well as those that premiered on traditional stages. This includes plays that were performed online through a video or streaming service, or through software like Zoom.

Do you accept proposals for anthologies by playwrights?

We are not currently accepting proposals for anthologies by individual playwrights. While we do accept one-act plays for consideration, we recommend that the piece have a running time of about an hour as shorter plays tend to have too few pages to successfully bind into a book.