Submission Guidelines 

JWT produces contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.  Most of the stories are true.  If you want to see your work performed on our stage, your best chance is to submit a first-person narrative OR a short story that is no longer than 1500 words AND illuminates a theme that JWT is exploring in the upcoming seasons (themes listed below.)  Stories, one-acts, poems or songs will be considered.  Sometimes we incorporate short, 5-8 minute plays into these salons if they fit the theme.

Submit your material to Be sure to let us know the theme to which you are submitting in the subject line of your email.  Make sure your name and title of your work appear on your submission. Fill out our writer’s survey HERE to complete your submission.

While we read full-length plays, we rarely produce them.  The play must be contemporary, not historical or science fiction.  Do not submit a play with a cast size larger than four.  And please be patient.  We are a small staff with piles of plays to read.  It will take a while to respond.

Please do not submit your work unless it fits a theme.

No, you need not be Jewish to submit, but we prefer work have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.

All genders are welcome and encouraged to write for JWT.

Yes, all works are given an honorarium based on how many times the piece is performed.

Of course, you are Jewish.

Gladly and with great interest.  We love stories from Jews from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

We read one acts 10 pages or less.

Please, do not submit works with large casts.  Our stage is small.

Previously produced or published work is welcome. Please include production and/or publication history.

We encourage composers, song-writers, and performers to submit individual work. Musicals are welcome, but plays with large casts will be rejected without reading.

Themes for 2020 At-Home Salon Theatre Season

For Goodness’ Sake

Our next show from the NEXT @ The Braid Fellowship, highlighting the voices of artists in their 20s & 30s!

When following our moral compass can lead us to the good we seek, the good we never expected, and the good gone bad. Give us your thought-provoking, hilarious and gut-wrenching stories that explore how guilt, legacy, love and intention affect how good we are or how bad we can be.

Submit to by March 27th! DEADLINE EXTENDED! One-Act plays are no longer being accepted.

Mapping of
the Mind

Mental illness is no laughing matter, but these stories and poems just might surprise you with their humor, heart, courage and hope.
Submissions are now closed.

Sex, Addiction & Love in the 21st Century

These dangerous, outrageous, and oftentimes tender stories of the carnal sort will leave you panting and wanting more!
Submissions are now closed.


Funny, truthful and endearing stories of the moment when you “just knew” life was about to change…sometimes for the better, but not always.
Submissions are now closed.

Future Shows

Remembrance of Things Present

The legacy of the Shoah in stories from the next generations are not only funny and insightful, but deeply moving.

Deadline for submissions
June 1, 2020

Not My Home Anymore

Israeli Americans share their story of longing, loss and love in the Diaspora.

Deadline for submissions
June 1, 2020

Family Matters

We love them.  We hate them.  We can’t live with them; we can’t live without them.  The matters of family, and why family matters, are as old as the Bible. This show reveals our most personal family stories.

Deadline for submissions
June 1, 2020

Persian Sunrise, American Sunset

Evocative and humorous Iranian stories that explore the heartbreak and triumph of a new generation forging its own identity while trying to honor its heritage. Email for submissions to this particular show. Thank you!

Deadline for submissions
October 1, 2020

Watch Libby!


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