Episode SIXTY of the #WordCountPodcast is now open for submissions!

Holy crap, it’s September already!  And that means we are about to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the #WordCountPodcast!


Six years. Sixty shows…well, nearly.

But we all know nearly isn’t good enough, so let’s open up submissions for episode sixty!

But you’ll need a prompt, won’t you?

Well.  How about:

KEY, CHARMING, and COMPUTER. I totally pulled that out of my are. Let’s run with it!

I have all the faith in the world that participating authors in the show–those intrepid adventurers I call the #WordCountIrregulars-will make some magic for us.

And anyone can become a #WordCountIrregular. Just write and record a story for the show based on the prompt and follow the guidelines below.

It’s my distinct honor to run this show and I want to send a heartfelt “Cheers!” to the fans that have followed us for so many years.

Without you, there would be no podcast.

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There are Fifty Nine shows available right now!




Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)


DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by Friday 16 September 2016 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original story and contain ALL three words somewhere in your story.  The three words are, of course: KEY, CHARMING, and COMPUTER.

Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes without speaking to me first!

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 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.
  • 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 me@rbwood.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by Friday 16 September 2016 . 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.


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