Hats off to those publishers accepting online submissions. It would be nice if all got on board. For those of us whose royalties amount to a couple of hundred dollars a year, postage and stationery eat away at those royalty checks. I also appreciate those publishers who respond via email--surely they too realize some savings. It would also be nice if those who sponsor contests would also accept online submissions if they aren't already doing so.
I too appreciate the ability to make submissions online. The main downside from a theatre's perspective is that they then either have to read the play on a computer screen, which some, including myself, find hard to do with anything lengthy, or they have to bear the cost of printing it out themselves.
I must admit that its much easier- and more FUN to read a play in your hand... sitting/laying upside left down on your couch/desk.
It's why I personally think that while libraries are slowly being replaced by Barnes & Borders for the out-of-school crowd, the written word on paper in your hand will put up much more of a fight!
In 2,000 years will we read off displays? Yeah sure, maybe- who knows.. And quite frankly, 2,000..? Who cares! By then, your 23xgreat grandchildren have changed their name to Smith or Faynillianazagamou, for the 3rd time... and well, let's get back to the point...
Do I appreciate scripts send in via mail? Absolutely.
Does it help/hurt your plays chances? No it doesn't.
With Cheshire Comedy Publishing, we're looking for Comedies. Simply put, the funniest plays around. If it's funny, it's golden- irregardless of method.
So in the grand-global scheme of things, I'm COMPLETELY in favor of saving playwrights the $4.50+
But if you're traditional and you feel the need to mail? Send a postcard! :)
Last edited on Mon Oct 8th, 2007 12:07 am by CaseyC
I have one of those trays and over the years I have dropped books, newspapers magazines, coffee, and even lost a nice glass of Scotch in the tub! Can't take my chances on the computer with a record like that!