Reading Out Loud is looking for character-driven stories with a sense of place and a strong narrative voice:
The stories that work best with our platform are often those with a unique narrator: either a first person narration from a well-defined and compelling character, or a third person narrator with a unique perspective. For example, please listen to these samples: “It’s Always about the Monkey” by Lance Carbunkle” or “Hills Like Times New Roman” by Myke Johns. The selections above are representative of the kind of work we look for, but please note that we are always on the searching for new voices that provide a different point of view. We are excited to read any piece from any writer with any perspective, any background, any walk of life, as long as the story provides the groundwork for an effective and immersive listener experience. Remember that your submission will be produced as a dramatized audio piece — voice and movement are everything. They should be well-paced and vibrant. But more important than anything, our podcast is about spreading the joy of short literature. If you had fun writing your work, our professional actors will have fun performing it, and our audience will have fun listening to it. To be considered for Season 4, we will need your submission on or before June 30th.Guidelines:
- Flash Fiction submissions should be up to 1000 words.
- Full length short fiction submissions should be 2000 to 4000 words in length.
- Please include a brief bio (up to 100 words). If you have anything in particular you’d like promoted please let us know.
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
- Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send us the piece that you feel best meets our guidelines.
- “Reading Out Loud” requires one-time rights to your piece. We’ll record it, put it on the podcast, and release it back into the wild. We reserve the right to edit the piece during the production process. If your work has been previously published, it is up to you to confirm you have retained the rights to republish the work.
- “Reading Out Loud” is a labor of love. There is no monetary compensation for anyone involved in or associated with its production. Any submission fees help cover costs associated with administration and production.
For more information or to submit your work, please visit readingoutloud.org
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