Sculptures by the Sea
June is here and Summer and spring are still tussling over dominance. One day is hot and humid, while the next requires a jacket and a hat.
But that’s New England for you.
This month, we have an interesting prompt to continue our season of Landscapes.
I took this picture in Maine on the grounds of The Ogunquit Museum of American Art over-looking the sea. It felt almost as if I were looking at sculptures created in another time. Hauntingly beautiful, isn’t it?
The guidelines for submission to the show are below–and anyone can send in a story for consideration. I’m always open to new writers and new ideas.
I would love to hear from you, either with a story submission or via social media. I have a Facebook Page that could use a few ‘likes.’ The more listeners and contributors we have, the better the shows can be.
There are over 500 original stories at this point—all free for your listening pleasure, all we ask is for people to help get the word out. Click the link:
If you want to listen to the past (free) shows, the links below will take you to them:
There are eighty-seven shows available right now!
THE WORD COUNT PODCAST – EPISODE 87 “Sculptures by the Sea”
DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by Saturday 22 June 2019 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.
THE DETAILS: The work must be an original story in English based on the picture theme above.
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 (DO NOT ASSUME I HAVE YOUR LATEST)
• Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fan page, 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 the author of […] and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast.”
• Permission to use your recording in the podcast.
• PLEASE Make sure you have included ALL ARTIFACTS I have asked for. Do not assume I can “Get your picture from the internet” or can “Pull your bio from your web page.”
Send your file to firstname.lastname@example.org (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 22 June 2019. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but I 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.
***NOTE: I will NOT accept stories that are discriminatory in ANY WAY (whether it be by race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, etc.), or that include rape. ***