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So Proudly We Hailed

a musical webseries honoring veterans in their own words


Call for Submissions

We are looking for:

  • Veterans with compelling personal stories to tell. 
  • Scriptwriters/lyricists to adapt the stories into musical episodes.
  • Composers to create songs and tracks for the episodes.

So Proudly We Hailed

So Proudly We Hailed is a musical webseries featuring veterans’ stories in their own words. This project is hosted by New Musicals Inc., a non-profit workshop which develops musicals for digital platforms and stage. This activity is supported in part by the Jose and Helen Colton Foundation, and the California Arts Council.


Twelve finalists will be announced.  Four to six honorees’ stories will be workshopped and filmed as musical video shorts. Each honoree will receive $1,000.

Each composer/lyricist/book writer will receive a one time royalty of $250. Composers will receive a 1 time arranging fee of $150.  Copyright will remain with the authors; you will own your work.

Each story will be no more than 10 minutes long. These will be filmed as singular, one person musical monologues.

We will register the piece through the Screen Actors Guild New Media Agreement. New Musicals Inc. will develop and produce each episode.

This project is hosted by New Musicals Inc., This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at


What to submit

Veterans, please submit:

  1. Brief description of your story (100-200 words). This can be fairly casual prose…a synopsis or an outline would work. You can be from any section of the armed forces, in any nation.
  2. Optional: also send a video or audio telling of the story if you like. Don’t worry about the quality of recording. A phone is fine.
  3. Brief biography of your personal history (100-200 words).
  4. Personal note. (100-200 words) Why do you want to tell this story? Who should hear your story?
  5. We’ll also ask you whether you would like us to consider you to be your own script writer or composer.

Composers/lyricists/bookwriters, please submit:

  1. Brief bio (50-100 words)
  2. Links to at least two samples of your writing
  3. Personal statement (100-300 words): Tell us why this project appeals to you. Do you have a history or affinity with veterans? What’s your background in writing internet scripts/songs?
  4. We will ask composers about their ability to create a track for the episode (optional)


NOVEMBER 20, 2020