SUBMISSION CALL: Episode 72 of the Word Count Podcast

R. B. Wood

Former technologist, world traveler, & storyteller.

Welcome to season eight, episode 72 of the #WordCountPodcast!

Well to the call for SUBMISSIONS for episode 72, anyway.

Did you all have a nice holiday break? I certainly did. Family, presents, singing and too much food and drink. And that was just last night!

<Ba-DUM bum>

The Word Count #Irregulars are ready for 2018…and you can join us, should you feel the inclination. Submissions for the podcast are open to all creative types.

But of course you’ll need the prompt and the guidelines, won’tcha?


This was a picture in the Boston Globe recently–two lobster (pronounced “lob-STAH”) boats frozen in Boston Harbor (pronounced “Ha-BAH”):

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Boston Globe Copyright 2018

By the way, 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 could use a few ‘likes.’  The more listeners and contributors we have, the better the shows can be.

There are  over 400 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:

The Word Count Podcast Facebook Page

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




There are sixty-nine shows available right now!




DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by Friday 19 January 2018 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original story 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
• 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 19 January 2018. 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. ***