Guidelines for Submission
Diversionary is always seeking new, full-length LGBT works for consideration. If you would like to submit your work, please follow the guidelines below. Because of the volume of submissions, those that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.
What to include:
- a one-page synopsis, character breakdown, and playwright bio
- a development/production history of the submitted work (including date written and any readings, workshops, and full stagings)
- a ten-page sample of the work
- three audio recordings of music, twelve minutes total, if it’s a musical
How to submit:
Please send all of the above items as a single document in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. For music, please send the items in mp3 format or include a link where they can be accessed. No physical submissions sent to the theatre will be considered.
- Submission FAQ
Q: Is my work LGBT enough to be considered?
A: Part of Diversionary’s mission is to tell the story of the LGBT community. We accomplish this mission by considering works that have LGBT characters, LGBT themes, or are by LGBT playwrights. If at least one of these three applies, submit away!
Q: My work is not full-length! Do you accept short plays?
A: We do not currently accept short plays for consideration. If you have an evening of short plays that are meant to be performed together as a unit, we can consider that as a full-length. Consider them as a whole and follow the same guidelines above.
Q: How long will it take before I hear back from you?
A: We get a lot of submissions. It may take up to 12 months to respond and let you know whether we would like to see the full piece or not.
Q: Should I follow up with you?
A: How proactive of you! It’s much appreciated, but we got this. Please don’t follow up on your submission. We are doing our best to respond in a timely manner.
Q: Can I resubmit work?
A: If you submitted a piece before December of 2014, please resubmit following the new guidelines. Once a work has been submitted in that format, please do not resubmit the work.
Q: Will I get feedback on my submission?
A: Oh, how we wish we could give feedback to everyone who makes a submission. However, due to the volume of submissions and the limited size of our staff, we are unable to provide feedback.
Q: What happens next?
A: If we would like to see the full-length work, we will request it from you. If we decide the work is not the right fit for Diversionary, we will let you know that, as well. Again, this could take up to 12 months. Please be patient. Rest assured we will be in contact with you again to follow up. We know the (often overwhelming) time and effort the submission process takes for playwrights. We appreciate your hard work and wish you the best with all of your endeavors. Thank you for considering Diversionary Theatre for your submission. Please feel free to contact email@example.com if you have any further questions or concerns.