some scripts Submission Guidelines
some scripts literary magazine is now accepting submissions for Issue 4: “Outbreak”!
This can refer to COVID-19, fascism (sorry, what? We didn’t say anything…), or anything. You are free to interpret “Outbreak” as you see fit. We are curious to read honest scripts for either Zoom, the radio, the stage, screen, radio, or other kinds of plague plays. No deadline is currently set.
Submissions from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and womxn scriptwriters are especially encouraged!
Please read the guidelines carefully below.
To submit to some scripts:
- Include a title page in a separate PDF document from the script, detailing your preferred name to be published, contact information, a short bio, and the title of the piece.
- Then include your piece as a separate document as a blind copy. PDF and Word document submissions are okay.
- Compile the title page PDF and blinded copy into an email addressed to email@example.com
- Feel free to say hello and introduce yourself in your cover letter! We love getting to know the larger scriptwriting community more and are so happy that some scripts continues to reach more people.
some scripts literary magazine is a biannual publication published online. All contributors accepted for publication will be asked to “e-sign” a publishing agreement (see the sample copy provided at the end of this webpage).
some scripts asks for first North American serial rights (FNASR) to publish online for a period of one month before being archived on our website; once archived, only selected pieces will be available for viewing dependent on permissions from individual scriptwriters.
If your piece is published somewhere else later on, or produced later on, we only request you acknowledge some scripts literary magazine as the place it originally appeared. If your piece has appeared elsewhere and has permission to be reprinted in a curated online publication, we ask you provide us how to best acknowledge its previous publication. We may ask for proof that it has permission to be reprinted before going ahead with its publication in our magazine.
We absolutely will not accept any work that is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, gratuitously violent, or otherwise harmful to a specific group of people.
At this time, we are unable to pay contributors. However, we are campaigning to start making that change with Issue 4 or 5. Please see our campaign on Ko-Fi to help us make that happen!
Still have questions? Head to our FAQ page or feel free to contact us.
some scripts literary magazine Publishing Agreement – Sample
By typing your name below, you acknowledge that some scripts literary magazine has first North American serial rights (FNASR) to publish your piece(s) in our forthcoming Issue 3 and that the rights will revert back to you, the author, upon publication. If the pieces listed above are later published elsewhere, we just request that you acknowledge some scripts literary magazine as the place it originally appeared. If this is work has appeared elsewhere, please let some scripts know how to credit the previous publication. Your work will be printed only in the issue it was submitted to as part of a curated e-publication. Should some scripts wish to include your piece in a future anthology, online or in print, we will contact you again to seek further permissions and amend this agreement.