performing arts in print


We're looking for the next Wordville bestseller

We are open to submissions and are looking for original voices and opportunities to work on books about the performing arts. We are fascinated by theatre, opera, music and dance and are looking for work that sheds new light on untold stories, behind the scenes and on the stage. In addition, we work with performing artists who write and we publish poetry and short-story collections by actors, singers and comedians. We are interested in LGBTQ+ content, feminist work, humour and memoirs and are looking to work with a widely diverse group of writers.

How to Submit

We would like to see:

1. a covering letter - please tell us a little about yourself 

2. a one or two page synopsis - let us know what's unique about your manuscript

3. the first three chapters of your completed manuscript if it’s over 25,000 words – otherwise you can send the completed manuscript.

We only receive submissions by email, addressed to

We will do our best to respond quickly. There may be many reasons that Wordville can’t publish your work this year, so don’t be discouraged if you get a ‘no’. We know how hard it is to get your work out there and wish every writer the very best.