Script submissions

Script Submission Policy

Please note: we will only respond to and read work adhering to these guidelines.

We encourage local writers to submit work to us. Local is defined as residing within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma). Writers from outside the Bay Area may only submit work through agents.

We no longer accept query packages or musicals. We only accept full-length plays.

Please submit full-length scripts as PDF documents.

Due to the number of script submissions we have been receiving, response times may be longer than usual.

Agents and Bay Area playwrights may send email to:


Literary Manager
Magic Theatre
Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D
San Francisco, CA 94123

PLEASE NOTE: We will be unable to return your script. Please keep this in mind when preparing your materials.

script submissions POlicy

As of October 1st, 2020, Magic Theatre will no longer accept open submissions year-round.  

We no longer have the bandwidth to read and respond to all of the submissions we receive through our open submission policy.  If you submitted prior to October 1st, your script will be read and processed according to our old guidelines.We are working toward the possibility of accepting open local** submissions for a brief window in the summer to be considered for our annual Virgin Play Festival.  Please check back later in our 2020-2021 season for more information.  Additionally, we do receive play suggestions from our professional Bay Area theatre colleagues.

Literary Agents may continue to submit plays via email to

**Local playwrights are those writers who reside in any of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.