SUBMISSION CALL: Episode 74 of the Word Count Podcast

R. B. Wood

Former technologist, world traveler, & storyteller.

Episode 74 of the #WordCountPodcast is open for submissions!

I live in New England and we are currently in the middle of our third Nor’easter, with an additional 18” of snow expected by tomorrow morning. Power is intermittent after a tree took out our lines and ripped the electric meter of the wall of the house. Enough about me, while the solar chargers are doing their thing, I thought I’d post the next prompt for the show Six Months of Winter:

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Appropriate for more than just weather-reasons. I just finished reading Stranded by Bracken Macleod (think John Carpenter’s The Thing, only better). It’s a great read and he is a wonderful author, and genuinely good guy. His books are so creepy, it’s like he is watching you read them…

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Anyway, episode 74 is accepting subs as of now. Please read the details below and the WCP Irregulars an I hope to hear from you.

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:

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THE WORD COUNT PODCAST – EPISODE 74 “Six Months of Winter”


DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by Saturday 24 March 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 24 March 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. ***