***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED!***
UPDATE: The Hell that is my day job now goes to YOUR BENEFIT! The NEW Deadline is 7 September 2012!
The Word Count Podcast Episode 26 is now open for submissions!
It’s been over two months since the last prompt for The Word Count Podcast.
With ReaderCON and this year’s blog hop, life has been very busy.
But the ‘cast break is OVER! Time for a new show. And as I’m itching to get recording and receiving stories from fellow writers, I’m bypassing the normal voting process and selecting a theme at random from the magical mystery repository of themes I have…
Okay. I surfed the internet until something caught my eye. And after I finished looking at pictures of the US women’s Volleyball team, I found a theme I loved:
“A man who sees ghosts checks himself into a mental institute, not realizing that the facility has been closed for almost thirty years.”
Submission guidelines below. I’m looking forward to this one!
Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
PROMPT: “A man who sees ghosts checks himself into a mental institute, not realizing that the facility has been closed for almost thirty years.”
DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) Friday 24th August 2012 Now SEPTEMBER 7th!
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 (“A man who sees ghosts checks himself into a mental institute, not realizing that the facility has been closed for almost thirty years.”) Do NOT exceed ten minutes. As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail. The e-mail should also contain the following:
Your pen name
Your latest 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: “This is <YOUR NAME> author of <YOUR WORK(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast”
Send your file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the 24th of August 7th 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.