EDITION OF A PUBLIC DOMAIN PIECE
Include a copy of the original source piece. With so many public domain pieces now available for free on the internet, we rarely have interest in these pieces.
LARGER WORK (eight minutes or longer)
Do not send a large work unless you are a composer already well established in our catalog; then inquire first before making the submission.
A recording of a live performance will be a must in evaluating some pieces and is recommended for all submissions. Do not submit pieces that have not been performed.
ONE PIECE AT A TIME
It is better to send one good piece, not several pieces.
FORMAT OF THE PIECE
We work with both Finale and Sibelius created pieces; if your piece is accepted for publication, we will request the computer file in one of these formats. If the piece was done in some other format, we will request that you get it converted to Finale or Sibelius.
If the piece has been sent to more than one publisher, indicate this in the cover letter. We do not recommend this procedure.
NEW COMPOSERS TO THE SBMP CATALOG
Please include a brief statement of introduction and or bio.
RECOMMENDED READING FOR FIRST TIME COMPOSERS
HOW TO GET YOUR CHORAL COMPOSITION PUBLISHED