The Word Count Episode 46 OPEN for Submissions!

Ah, Valentine’s Day.  A Hallmark-store created sap-fest meant to remind jackwagons to actually be romantic to their partners.  What a load of…poop (What?  My kids read my blog).

Let me tell ya something, boys and girls—if you love someone, EVERY day should be Valentine’s day in some form or another. So for this, the 46th episode of the word count, our intrepid writers will NOT be writing about romance.


THAT’s Better…

The Theme this time isMy Bloody Valentine.

This should be the antithesis of sweat hearts and cherub-faced cupids. We are talking horror stories that make the previous Halloween ‘casts look like Curious George stories.

So the detailed requirements:



Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

GENRE: Horror

DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 13 February 2015 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time. How deliciously perfect.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the themeMy Bloody Valentine.”

Do NOT exceed SEVEN 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 me@rbwood.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 13 February 2015. 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.

I’ll only be accepting SEVEN stories this time—so get moving!


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