Fresh Ink works primarily from an open submission process. During the submission period, we will accept up to 40 scripts for consideration. The submission window will close once all 40 slots have been filled so submit early! Out of the pool of scripts we receive, two plays will be selected for a staged reading and two or three plays will be selected for a development cycle that includes a reading, workshop, and production over the course of the season. You can see our eligibility requirements below and read more about our development and selection process at our FAQ page.


2019 Submissions

The submission period for the 2019/2020 season is now closed. Thank you to all who sent us work for consideration — please stay tuned for decisions in May. The next submission cycle will open in January 2020. Please reach out to with any questions.

Workshop presentation of  Martha’s (b)Rainstorm: A Boston Fairytale  by John J King, 2018 (Photo by Paul Fox)

Workshop presentation of Martha’s (b)Rainstorm: A Boston Fairytale by John J King, 2018 (Photo by Paul Fox)

Submission and Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and a current, full-time resident of MA, CT, ME, NH, RI, or VT, and if selected, should remain a New England resident for the duration of the Fresh Ink process.

  • Your play must be full length.

  • Your play cannot have had a professional production. Previous readings, workshops, or academic productions are allowed.

  • We cannot currently accept musicals or children's shows at this time.

  • You may submit an original or adapted work, provided the rights to any material not in the public domain have been granted in writing and a copy of the release is sent along with the script.

  • A writer may submit only one play each year.

  • No incomplete submissions will be accepted.

  • Please ensure your script has page numbers.

  • Please title your script file ("Save As") in the following format: TITLE OF PLAY - Last Name, First Name

  • Please save your script and completed submission form as PDF files and send them as two separate documents. Attach both documents to the same email please. (The submission form will become available on this page in early January.)

***All scripts must follow the guidelines above to be accepted and considered for our development cycle.***

You can view additional submission information on our FAQ page.

Send submissions or questions to:

Jessie Baxter, Literary Director

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