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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #12

Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound
Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #12
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Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound storytelling. 
Thursday, 8 August 2019
Hot News, Roundups & AudioFiction articles
Conor Reid’s roundup of podcast news on Headstuff.org talks about Bello Collective, POC in audio, and books about podcasting.
What is Audio Drama Anyway? TV Writer talks with Pete Lutz of Narada Radio Company, who explains it all for you.
The Best Podcasts of 2019 (So Far) “Best” is a relative term, but this list from Discover Pods includes some expertly crafted Audio Fiction, such as Unwell, Caravan, and This Sounds Serious.
Events
Podcast Movement - The state of Audio Fiction - An audio fiction panel at the Podcast Movement convention comprising of Chris Sugden (Victoriocity), Cole Burkhardt (Piece of Cake), Jake Del Rio (Misadventure by Death, Crossroad Stations), Kristen DeMercurio (VA - Ars Paradoxica…), Wil Williams (Podcast Problems).
Podcast Movement - August 13-16, 2019 - General link to the event - 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. Live Audio fiction shows and creative talks to inspire and entertain!
Podcast Maker Weekend: A series of workshops and discussions targeted at podcast makers that will run on Sat 14 and Sun 15 of Sep as part of London Podcast Festival.
Podcast Fiction Creatives Meet-Ups
August UK Audio Fiction Creatives Podcast Meetup in London - Facebook organised by Ella Watts (Podcast Consultant Freelancer / The Orphans). #doit! London, Friday August 16th.
August Australian Podcast meetup - Melbourne - August 18 2019.
A Scottish Podcast Audio Drama / Audio Fiction Creatives Meetup in Edinburgh - Saturday 9th November - Enough warning to get it into your diaries!
Opportunities
Daisy Pettles Women’s Writing Contest- Women Writers over age 40 can apply to spend a week writing at a historic home in Bedford, Indiana, and win a cash prize of $1000. $45 fee. Deadline: unknown.
Rural Media is accepting applications for monologues and drama from writers aged 16-30, based in the UK’s Midlands. Fancy having the BBC commission your work? Deadline: 30 September, 2019.
BBC Writers Room Script Gym - Writing Exercises and motivation!
Writers, Actors, Directors wanted for Audio Fiction recording - Ragged Foils are yearning for creatives to join their theatre company to create new audio fiction, The Ragged Scratch Podcast. (Unpaid)
Creator Resources 
The Sonic Society has leads to public domain and Creative Commons licensed sound effects.
How to grow your podcast audience: a complete guide by Lower Street.
How To Run A Podcast Booth- From ThePodcastHost.com, here’s a resource for those of us planning to participate in the convention scene.
Royalty-free sound effect library of Vietnam train sound effects, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.
Audio Fiction Auditions:
Procyon Podcast network are casting for Me and AU - Awesome Fun new Podcast from Procyon. Deadline 6 Sept 2019
The Lucky Die and Bougrim’s Backstory need your help! - Role Play galore! Deadline 25 August 2019.
Casting Call - The Pilgrimage Saga - S2 - British Accents. Deadline 28 Aug 2019.
Creatives to support
PodTales Indiegogo campaign - Five days left! Help raise funds for this free-to-attend 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.
September is International Podcast Month. Help this opportunity for cross-marketing and growth with their Indiegogo campaign!
Show News: Debuts and Finales
A Ninth World Journal launched its Second Season August 3rd. The imaginative world of Januae, set a billion years in the future, where he continues to try to come to terms with and understand his random teleporting condition.
The first season of Generation Z, a unique caste system zombie story set 100 years in the future, is wrapping up. 11 episodes, 30 minutes each. On Chronosphere Fiction podcast, wherever you listen.

Editor - Lindsay Harris Friel (filling in for Sarah Golding, who will return soon!)

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