Call For Writers!

Fire up your flux capacitors, polish your wands, and rev up your chainsaws—here comes The Pub from Another World! San Francisco Theater Pub presents a night of short sci-fi/fantasy/horror plays. The performances will primarily be staged readings, with some being off-book at the director’s/actors’ discretion. We are now accepting submissions through March 1, 2013. And mark your calendars, the show is May 20, 2013!


  1. Local, Bay Area playwrights only. Exceptions may be made if you are from an alternate universe.
  2. Plays must be no more than 15 minutes long. We would prefer plays in the 10- to 15-minute range, but shorter pieces will be considered.
  3. Plays will be performed in a bar, but they do not have to be set in a bar. Although practical concerns make simple settings easier to stage, we encourage writers to transform the space into a starship bridge, a Balrog-guarded bridge, or an evil killer bridge through dialogue or stage directions, which may be read.
  4. We are looking for all types of plays: comedy, drama, romance, experimental, etc. The only requirement is that they include significant elements of sci-fi/fantasy/horror.

Plays should be submitted electronically as a DOC or PDF with the playwright’s name and contact information to with the subject “First Name, Last Name – The Pub from Another World Submission.”

Clarifying questions may also be sent to this address.

Selected plays will be announced in April 2013.

We look forward to reading your submissions!