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Ind. Playwrights
02-02-2012, 08:33 AM
Independent Play(w)rights is a new, online publishing company that publishes and licenses the work of emerging and previously unpublished playwrights. Were currently accepting submissions of new plays-- our website is going live later this year and we would love you to be a part of it!

Were looking for plays of all lengths, styles and genres- whatever the form or content of your play, wed love to read it. Please e-mail your play as an attachment to [email protected] In the body of your e-mail please include a brief cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and the play youre submitting. You should expect to hear back from us within 1-2 weeks of submitting your play.

Publication Details:
Playwrights who are accepted for publication will be given a number of options on how their plays will be licensed. We may additionally offer to publish your play as an e-book and license non-commercial archival filming rights. The bulk of the licensing money goes directly to the playwright with Independent Play(w)rights taking a small commission.

About Us:
Founded in 2012, Independent Play(w)rights is a publishing company dealing exclusively online. Our plays can be read, e-books purchased, performance rights bought and contracts signed through our website. Faster, more convenient and environmentally friendly than traditional publishing companies, our aim is to redefine the way plays receive publication.
Unlike most publishing companies, we accept submissions of previously unperformed plays. Through the publication of these scripts we hope to increase the amount of new work produced in the United States. Our outreach to schools and universities allows us to connect up and coming directors with a new generation of playwrights. With a youthful and forward thinking vision, we hope to create new ways for original work to find its audience.

02-02-2012, 08:50 AM
Please explain how Ind. Playwrights plan on marketing the accepted plays to those who buy the license rights, small theater companies, High School and College drama companies and independent film companies?

The reason I ask is because that is generally where the playwright author earns their money, not on ebooks. Playwright authors earn per-performance, with minimum guarantees from each license sold. And US and International rights sell separately and have different pricing systems.

I am not convinced from this blurb that Ind. has experience in this field.

Who are the people involved with Ind. What is their experiences in selling/licensing plays and movie scripts more than with an e-book sales. What connections do they have in the script industry. Are any members of the Screen Writers Guild?

Don't be bashful now...