7 FAQs About Submitting Your Play to APAC
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7 FAQs About Submitting Your Play to APAC

Greetings, playwrights!

I’m happy to report that I’ve had a wonderful influx of new work pouring into my literary inbox, and I’m thrilled to be introduced to so many new writers. However, because of the sheer volume of submissions I’ve received, we have decided to close our open submission period as of January 1, 2012.

Also, a number of questions have arisen that I wanted to address publicly so that everyone’s submissions can be as strong as possible. Please be sure to read our submission guidelines in their entirety before sending your script.

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ’s below. If you’re curious about something that doesn’t appear here, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at literary@apacny.org.

1. Do you have a preferred file format for the Abstract, Cover Letter and Resume?

I would prefer for the cover letter and abstract to appear in the body of the e-mail, and for the script itself and the resume to both be separate PDF’s. The reason I ask for PDF’s is because I don’t use Microsoft Word, so your Word resume will look all weird on my computer. If you don’t know how to create a PDF in Word, please consult this article.

2. My script exists in full on the internet — may I send you a link?

No, please don’t. Please send me a PDF.

3. What about a zip file?

No. Please don’t send me anything that I need to unload. I understand that this could be tricky with musical submissions, but I would suggest that you send me one or two of the best songs with your initial submission, along with the script. If we are interested, I will get in touch to ask you for the full score and all of the music.

4. From whom do you accept scripts?

Any American playwright, which includes Americans writing abroad. I admit, however, that anyone who lives in Astoria and is interested in being a part of our community might get read a little faster…

5. Do you accept one-acts?

We accept anything that constitutes a cohesive evening of theater. A series of related one-acts is acceptable, but three short pieces that are in no way connected are not.

6. I have submitted to you in the past, but I’ve edited my script considerably since then. Can I resubmit it?

Please send us something new.

7. When can I expect to hear from you?

Once your play has been logged into our system, I will send you a confirmation of receipt of materials. After that, we will be in touch if we are interested in working with you. If you have not heard from me after six months, please feel free to follow up.

I hope that helps you all as you prepare your submissions! Again, if any other questions arise, please get in touch. And thanks again for your interest in APAC!

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