The #wordcountpodcast Episode 67 is now open for submissions!

The new format this year seems to be going over pretty well. Certainly our #WordCountIrregulars seem to enjoy writing for the new visual prompt.  And the advanced format for the show seems to be going over well with our listeners.

We would love more in the way of both authors and listeners.

Because the #wordcountpodcast is a free show, and due to the fact that I have thus far self-funded the show, we have a small but loyal following. The “loyal” stems from the quality of the stories my wonderful author friends (the “irregulars”) contribute each month.

If you are reading this, we would love to hear from you, either with a story submission or via social media. We have a Facebook Page that we have a goal of reaching a thousand likes this year. So give it a like or share it with your friends. The more listeners and contributors we have, the better the shows will be. Perhaps we can get those pesky advertisers to notice us–I will gladly trade some advertising space to receive monies to pay our authors!

There are nearly 400 original stories at this point—all free for your listen pleasure, all we ask is for people to help get the word out. Click the link:

The Word Count Podcast Facebook Page

So, then. Episode 67.

Our prompt is the picture below and the month of June:

“Summer Concert at the Beach”

What happens next, dear sinners, is entirely up to you!

All submissions are welcome!

If you want to listen to past (free) shows, the links below will take you to them:




There are sixty-six shows available right now!


THE WORD COUNT PODCAST – EPISODE 67 “Summer Concert at the Beach”


DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by Friday 30 June 2017 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original story based on the picture above and the month of “June.”

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
• 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 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 (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 30 June 2017. 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.

***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. ***


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