Submit to The Child Writing Project

How to Submit

The Child Writing Project (CWP) is a beloved tradition at CCT. Each year, hundreds of stories are collected from students throughout Ohio, of which 15-20 are selected to be compiled into the annual CWP- a live theatrical performance!

36th Annual Child Writing Project: Wildest Dreams
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020
Touring Bookings Available: April 20th, 2020 – May 29th, 2020 – 60 Minutes

What are you wildest dreams? That’s the question, what’s your answer? Submit your original, wild story for consideration to be performed by our Resident Company all across the State of Ohio!

Ohio Learning Standard Connections: Fine Arts-Drama/Theatre, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Ohio Social and Emotional Learning Standard Connections: Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making


Submission Guidelines

The CWP is open to any school age student in K-8th grade in public, private, and home schools. Submissions may be a song, story, poem, or play written by an individual or a group, either serious or comedic, true or fictional, and MUST BE ORIGINAL! Pieces should be about 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length (we suggest reading it aloud and timing it), or about one to one and a half pages. Parents and teachers are welcome to discuss the elements of a good story with the authors and edit for spelling and grammar, but students should be the ones to edit content. Remember, originality and creativity are very important for the CWP!

Final drafts may be submitted via mail to Columbus Children’s Theatre, Child Writing Project, 177 E. Naghten St., Columbus, OH 43215 OR as a PDF via email to CWP@ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org (only PDFs can be accepted!). Submissions must include the following at the top of the first page: title of story; author’s first and last names (if multiple authors include each name); school name, address, and phone number; and teacher’s name and email address. Happy Writing!