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About Submissions to Samuel French

Samuel French, Inc. is currently not accepting unsolicited submissions. Please continue checking back for updates regarding our submission process. 

Please note that the substantial majority of our publications have been acquired after successful productions in New York City or a major regional theatre. If your play or musical has not yet been produced at this level, you may wish to consult resources such as The Dramatists Guild of America for more information on pursuing production opportunities before pursuing publication.


Playwriting Resources


We recommend the following resources to writers of all ages interested (or already immersed) in the art of playwriting:

  • The Dramatists Sourcebook - Published by Theatre Communications Group and available for purchase from our website. This book is a great resource for playwrights. It offers information about theaters, agents, grants, contests, etc., and it's updated yearly.
  • Samuel French Formatting Guide - A quick and helpful reference for those new to formatting plays.
  • The Dramatists Guild of America - The professional association of playwrights, composers and lyricists. A great resource of information and advocacy for playwrights.