Well, I closed the poll a bit early as there was a clear runaway winner almost from the moment I posted the choices on Monday.
The next Theme for Episode 19 of The Word Count is:
“The only difference between a madman and me is that I’m not mad.”
You know the drill! Time to write and record.
Details below, but I’d like to post this one next weekend. Why?
(Cue maniacal laughter)
Well, I’ll tell you at the beginning of October.
In the meantime, here are the guidelines:
The Word Count Episode Nineteen Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
PROMPT: “The only difference between a madman and me is that I’m not mad.”
DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) Friday 30th September 2011
THE DETAILS:The work must be an original of yours. It could be a poem, short story, song—anything really as long as you write something based on the stated theme (“The only difference between a madman and me is that I’m not mad”). Do NOT exceed ten minutes. As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT, please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail. The e-mail should also contain the following:
- Your pen name
- Your bio
- Links to your websites
- Your Twitter name (if you have one)
- A photo I can use for the show notes
- Permission to use your recording in the podcast
At the end of the recording, please add the following: “The is <YOUR NAME> author of <YOUR WORK(s)> and you’re listing to The Word Count Podcast”
Send your file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the 30th of September. You can also e-mail me with questions before hand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.