Script Submissions

Script Submission Guidelines

Lakes Area Radio Theatre  accepts script submissions from writers. Your original radio plays can be in any genre.  Please see below for further guidelines regarding scripts.

Format Your script must be in a radio play format which differs from stage plays and screenplays.  There are no stage directions, visual cues, lighting directions. The scripts should include easily discernible audio cues such as dialogue, sound effects (sfx), and music cues. Number the pages and number the lines starting over with 1 on each page for the lines.

Content We ask that content be suitable for all ages and family friendly.  If you include innuendo and/or adult humor, please keep in mind some “children’s shows” which appealed to adults as well: Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fractured Fairytales, and the like.  We broadcast our shows on a growing network of radio stations.

Length Lakes Area Radio Theatre has a 30 minute broadcast space to fill every other week.  Plays can be 29-31  minutes in length.  Script lengths are in the range of 5000 +/- words.

  • We will accept scripts for single shows
  • We will accept scripts that would run for 2 installments
  • We will accept a series of shorter plays which fill 30 minutes

Fame Not Fortune We pay a royalty fee of $30 per half hour of entertainment.  This is based on input from radio script playwrights from around the USA as well as a BBC radio script writer.

Royalty Agreement If we accept and use your script, we will send you a writer’s agreement.  This agreement will grant us the right to produce the script; it will grant us the right to reproduce as many copies of the script as needed to produce the script; it will grant us the broadcasting and rebroadcasting rights to the taped production (radio and podcasts); the writer retains all rights to their original  and/or adapted work.

Return Policy We may not take the opportunity to use your script.  There could be a number of reasons for this such as its length, content not deemed suitable for our audience, or just that we believe it needs more work.  We will try to give feedback so that writers can edit and resubmit their work.

Script Submission We accept hard copies and electronic copies of scripts.  Electronic copies are preferred.

Please send them to:                                                                                                 Kent Garlinghouse, Script Director                                                               Lakes Area Radio Theatre 2214 Geneva Road NE                Alexandria, MN  56308

Thank you! If you have further questions, please contact us.

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  1. You have two of my scripts on file from the time a grant was offered to write scripts – two or three years ago. I wrote three segments at that time. You used one. Please feel free to use the other two if they become appropriate.


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