Oh I think it’s time for another podcast!
The Word Count is not only open to this contributing crazy-people I call ‘The Irregulars.” It’s open to ANY writer, as long as you follow the guidelines below.
But before the guidelines, what shall our theme be?
It’s currently 12 degrees here in Boston (that’s -11 to you Celsius lovers). So to help stay warm, I’ve picked a theme that brings to mind toasty thoughts:
“It was in the dim light of the fire that I saw…”
So there it is. Got those creative juices flowing? Have at it then!
But first, allow me to provide a little background on the Word Count for those of you not familiar with the podcast.
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 and then record yourself reading it.
That's it. No ads, no hard sell. Just a podcast with great stories. I rely on the contributing writers and fans to promote the hell out of it and we are over 23,000 downloads at this point.
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.
Listen to past shows HERE or you can download/subscribe via iTunes.
Easy, fun and you'll pick up a few more fans. So...now you'll be needing the guidelines.
THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 38
Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 14 March 2014 at MIDNIGHT Eastern time.
THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the prompt “It was in the dim light of the fire that I saw…”).
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 MUST 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 email@example.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 14 March 2014. 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.