NewMusicShelf Call for Scores: Flute

Submission Instructions
Eligible Composers
Composers of all ages and nationalities are eligible for inclusion in the anthologies. Composers who are included must be able to receive royalty payments either domestically via check in USD or domestically/internationally through PayPal.
Eligible Works
Composers may submit up to two works (or excerpted movements from a larger work) for consideration.
Eligible works must be:

  • original works by the composer, not arrangements of another composer's work
  • for solo flute or flute and piano (C Flute only - later volumes will address alto flute, etc). Works with additional or alternative instrumentation (including electronics) will not be considered
  • under 10 minutes in duration
  • published by the composer themself OR submitted with the written approval of the publisher

Submissions may be excerpted movements from a larger multi-movement work, so long as they can stand alone in performance. Some preference may be shown to these submissions because of the potential they have to spur greater interest in the composer's broader body of work for the instrument.
Arrangements of pre-existing works within the composer's catalog are allowed so long as they adhere to the above requirements. Arrangements of other composers' works are ineligible.
Special consideration will be given to works of moderate difficulty suitable for undergraduate and advanced high school players.
How to Submit

  1. There is no fee for submission.
  2. Submissions are neither anonymous nor pseudonymous.
  3. Create a PDF of the score with the following naming convention: INSTRUMENT LastName Title
    For example, Jay Batzner's Dreams Grow Like Slow Ice, would be:
    FLUTE Batzner Dreams Grow Like Slow Ice.pdf
    FLUTE Batzner Dreams Grow Like Slow Ice.mp3

    Applications with incorrectly-named files will be discarded.

  4. If available, include an MP3 of the work with the same naming convention as above. (Recordings are not required, but are helpful to the curators in evaluating your work. MIDI is acceptable, but not preferred.)
  5. For works not published by the composer, please upload a copy of a letter giving you express permission to submit the work(s) in question.
  6. By submitting to this call for scores, you agree substantially to the terms of the following agreement: Agreement
  7. Complete the application form. PDF & MP3 files are uploaded through the online form.

Submissions are due by December 31, 2019.
Notification of acceptance (

31 Dec 2019
U.S. Dollar (USD)