earstage is currently accepting submissions from writers. We are always
looking for good, original radio plays.
Your script needs to be a radio play (i.e. no stage directions or visual
cues). We do not accept stage plays or screenplays. Radio drama scripts
should include only things you can hear—i.e. dialogue, sound effects and
music cues (stings, transitions, etc.).
We are currently only looking for scripts for our "dark sense" series
and our one-off series. If you feel that you have script that
would fit into either one of these categories then continue reading.
To fit into our broadcast format,
plays can be a maximum of 35 minutes long (most scripts are about one
minute per page but it depends on the formatting). Therefore, we accept
25-35 minute plays (which air in one part) and 56 -74 minute plays
(which air in two parts). We also accept shorts, which can be up to 10
minutes in length.
Fame or Fortune?
Well maybe a little of both. If we produce your play we absorb all
production costs and we will strive to get it aired or syndicated.
Most of our writers work for a certain percent of the overall profit and
each script is handled differently.
You will also receive a copy of the
If we accept your script, we will
send you a writer's agreement, which:
1.Grants us permission to produce
2. Grants us Public Broadcasting rights to the finished production,
download rights to the general public as we see fit, as well as the
right to broadcast on Broadcast Services for The Blind
3.Grants you, the writer, all rights to the original script
Unfortunately, due to the volume of scripts we receive, we cannot
provide feedback on your scripts. Please do not be discouraged if we
reject your submission. We reject scripts for any number of reasons,
including excessive length, unsuitable content, and sometimes writing
quality. Unfortunately, even if we really like the idea, we do not have
time to work with writers to improve their scripts. Our advice is to
keep writing as much as possible to gain experience, show your scripts
to others for feedback, and take writing classes if you feel it would be
helpful. Good luck!
Think you have what it takes?
Then contact us at scripts (AT) earstage.com