Cover art of The Before and After Issue: Two chickens - one facing left, the other facing right - each with an egg behind them
Marketing 201: Beyond Submitting
A photo collage of Jacqueline Goldfinger,  Adam Szymkowicz, Diana Burbano and Donna Hoke
Jacqueline Goldfinger, Adam Szymkowicz, Diana Burbano and Donna Hoke

DONNA HOKE: I have spent a lot of time educating, promoting, and advocating about submitting work, so much so that I think the word is out. There are submission platforms everywhere, there’s sharing, and the submission seminar that I recorded with Stephen Kaplan is up on the Dramatists Guild website. I think the record high numbers that we’re seeing in submissions means that playwrights have gotten this message and they’re responding to those open calls.

Sign In To Access This Article

Subscribe to gain full access to The Dramatist Issue Archive.

Join and become a Dramatists Guild Member, Business Subscriber or subscribe to the magazine with an annual plan for unlimited access.

Guild Members receive our magazine as a benefit of membership!

View Options


Diana Burbano
Diana Burbano

is a Colombian immigrant, playwright, and Equity actor. Ghosts of Bogotá was commissioned and debuted at Alter Theater, Feb 2020, Fabulous Monsters opens in 2023 at the Public Theatre of San Antonio, featuring the music of FEA.


curates Page By Page (, a resource for theatre-makers. She won the Yale Drama Prize, the Smith Prize, and others. Her work has been developed and/or produced at theatres including: National Theatre/London, Wilma Theatre, Kennedy Center, La MaMa, Florida Studio Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, and Seattle Public.


plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and in twelve other countries. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, and Original Works Publishing. He studied playwriting at Juilliard and Columbia and has interviewed over 1000 playwrights on his blog.