Friday, July 20, 2012

Script Submission Guidelines

Are you a playwright? La Petite Morgue is willing to consider your script! Here are the guidelines you need:
  • Your script must be horror. No comedies, no spoofs. A horror play can have drama, but having horrible things happen doesn't make your drama into a horror play. Hamlet has a ghost in it, but that doesn't mean Hamlet is a horror show.
  • We are interested in plays written for the stage. We don't make films. Yet.
  • We will consider musicals, if they are as dark or darker than Sweeney Todd
  • We will consider one-man or one-woman shows, if they are sufficiently fascinating.
  • Please send us no more than 30 pages the first time you submit. You can send us three different ten minute plays, or the first 30 pages of your full length play, or any combination you like, but please don't send us more than 30 pages worth of work. If we like those thirty pages, we'll invite you to send more.
  • Our ideal submission is a unique, suspenseful horror show that A.) is scary and B.) features compelling characters. We especially like strong female characters, surprising endings, and plays with immersive or interactive elements.
  • Send your scripts to: and make sure to include your name and an e-mail address where you can be reached in the document. Microsoft Word and PDF are the best formats for submissions. 
  • Unfortunately, we do not have time to respond to every submission, and we will only contact you if we are interested in producing something or if we want to see more of your work. 
  • The best way to get a sense of what we like is to attend one of our events and experience the live horror for yourself! Check back soon to find out when the Fresh Blood reading series will resume!


  1. Yes, we are primarily looking for plays under 30 minutes long for our reading series. We will also accept longer pieces, but we ask that you first send an excerpt of no more than 30 pages. We will then contact you if we are interested in reading more.

  2. Nudity and sexual content is A-OK with us. Nudity would not prevent a play from being included in the reading series - and as long as it's not gratuitous female nudity, it wouldn't keep us from considering it for a full production.