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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #10

Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound
Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #10
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Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound storytelling. 
Thursday 25 July 2019

Hot News, Roundups & AudioFiction Review Pods 
Podtales adventures - Adventures in creating the first world audio drama / audio fiction focused podcast festival, as covered by Cambridge Day - if this doesn’t convince you to get a ticket……uhm. Just…get there if you can!
Audioburst Launches - Bringing podcasts to the ears of Samsung users and more.
This week in podcasts - thoughts and reviews - by Wil Williams (Blogger, Reviewer).
Why do we listen? - podcast discussing listening habits on wbur.
Top rated audio dramas on Podchaser - listed with star value and reviews. Join this groovy space for creator pages and more!
Happy 20th Birthday to Big Finish and Dr Who News - The fourth Doctor will return for two more series with Leela and a new companion.

Awards News
Nominate your podcast or one you love for the People’s Choice Awards throughout July - You will need to register, and the privilege costs $20 to throw your podcast’s hat in the ring. (PodcastAwards.Com)

London Film and Comiccon - July 26-28, 2019.
Podcast Movement - August 13-16, 2019 - Orlando, Florida, USA. Use promo code INSIGHTS for $30 off any ticket. This is a special offer from Podcast Insights – please say thanks to the PM team when you see them!
Podcast Mid Atlantic - September 6-7, 2019 - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. “The Number One Podcast Event for Creativity and Community”
Kings Place London Podcast Festival - September 6 - 15, 2019 - London, UK. Plan your visit! September 2019.

Podcast Fiction Creatives July Meet-Ups
Virtual Pub Chilled out chat sesh - Friday 26 July 2019, Your home and mine…BYO bottle! - Join Sarah Golding and many podcasters from around the world in a virtual Zoom space to chat all things indie audio drama / audio fiction creation - this one is a free chat session with no agenda yet so….fill in the form and tell us what you’d like to chat about! See you there?!
August UK Audio Fiction Creatives Podcast Meetup in London - Facebook organised by Ella Watts (Podcast Consultant Freelancer / The Orphans). This is next week folks - hope to see you there - London, Thursday July 18th. Yup. That’s today - if you’re reading this hot off the presses! See you there?

Free reads scheme for disabled writers - have your script read and critiqued - opportunities for disabled writers.
Just a few days left to enter DEATHSCRIBE 12! - Write some wonderful horror for Wildclaw Theatre to perform live in Chicago - Deadline July 31.
Submit a story to Alexa! - Pitch and write your story to be considered for showcasing on the Alexa device. With
Exciting new audio fiction script writing competition launched by Quirky Voices and Dashing Onions Collaboration. - Deadline 1 August - exclusive to FICTION PODCAST NEWS July subscribers. Sarah Golding (VA, Quirky Voices) and Fiona Thraille (VA, Dashing Onions) are excited to present the newest opportunity to showcase new audio fiction writing. In a London venue (to be announced) we will be performing 2 original winning scripts from this competition and then furthering the opportunity for the not-quite-so-winning-but-still-awesome scripts to be snapped up by producers to be made. We want Live foley and audio fun! DO NOT MISS this opportunity to share your audio joy!
Script Submissions wanted by Pendant for Seminar EP 92 - Scripts from 3-15 pages, any genre.

Creator Resources 
Best Podcast books for creatives - as curated by The Podcast Host team.
Comprehensive list of starter resources for podcasters - from graphic design sites to music sites, guest organisers and more.
Finding POC IN AUDIO - For casting help to find POC VA’s this has been set up on twitter so if you are one, jump in! And if you’re looking for cast - this gives you some help!

Audio Fiction Auditions:
Casting Call - Piece of Cake - Deadline 31 July
Casting Call - The Devil hates Mondays - a new audio comedy - Deadline 3rd Aug 2019.

Creatives to support
PodTales Indiegogo campaign - Help raise funds for this free to go to Fiction Podcast Specialist Podcast Festival. “By making admission free to the general public, PodTales seeks to expand the audience for independent audio drama and fiction podcasts, as well as offering a rewarding community event.” There will also be Local Exhibitors, Special Guests, Family-Friendly Activities, Hands-on Workshops and Panel Discussions.
Fablegazers are fundraising for Season 2 - Sara-Mae Tuson (Sugar Babies podcast won bronze at the Britpod Awards) is fundraising for Season 2 - all about Georgette Heyer - with interviews with Stephen Fry and more!
Fall of the House of Sunshine are fundraising! Jump in! - Sunshine, one of the first musical podcasts ever, is a totally unique auditory roller coaster ride - a murder mystery whodunnit that quickly unravels into a lovingly crafted world of action, adventure, noir and musical comedy shenanigans. Featuring a cast of Tony- and Emmy- nominated actors and voice actors from Broadway and Prime Time television, immersive audio production, and a fully orchestrated soundtrack with over 110 musical numbers through the first two seasons, Fall of the House of Sunshine has built a singular podcast experience for your singular (doubular?) ears.
September is International Podcast Month. Help this opportunity for cross-marketing and growth with their Indiegogo campaign!

Show News: Debuts
MoonologueSessions Debut Parts 1,2,3 - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings with monologues and some fun. With Tanja Milojevic, Sarah Golding and a host of writing and voice acting luminaries.
Codename Cormorant releases first episodes - adventure, plot and intrigue a plenty.

Editors - Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel

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