Well that was exciting!
The poll to choose the prompt for the next Word Count Podcast went well past midnight, tied for a good part of the weekend.
But there can be only one in the end, so without further ado, I give you the episode 29 prompt:
That’s when the cameras all turned toward me…
It’s gonna be a weird one!
So now that the glove has been tossed down, you might be wondering– what IS The Word Count and how do you participate?
I put together the podcast to feature writers (new and “old hands,” famous and just starting) as a way to get YOUR writing out there. The show is simple; based on a prompt, you create an original short story, then record yourself reading it. That’s it.
No ads, no hard sell. Just a podcast with great stories.
Why do I do it? It’s a hobby. And I’ve been meeting wonderful authors through the show. It’s all about networking and friendships.
The show has been downloaded over 10,000 times since it started, an average of
Easy, fun and you’ll pick up a few more fans.
So…you’ll be needing the guidelines then. Right.
THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 29
Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by 29 March, 2013
THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the prompt (“That’s when the cameras all turned toward me…”) 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 or contact me for a Dropbox link.
Your submission should also contain the following:
- Your pen name
- Your latest bio
- Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fanpage etc.
- Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
- A photo of you I can use for the show notes
- At the end of your recording, please add “This is <state your name> author of <state your work(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast”
- Permission to use your recording in the podcast.
Send your file to firstname.lastname@example.org (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 29 March 2013. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. 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.