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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #154
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How much do you really love audio?

Issue #154 of The Fiction Podcast Weekly and their guide to What Makes a Podcast a Podcast? Is it always an RSS feed? A thematic element? Audio? Read on for more discussion from some podcasting luminaries.
WE MADE IT TO 1311 SUBSCRIBERS! Thank you, to everyone who has shared our newsletter and spread the word about this community! Welcome, one and all! 
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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
Cue up the Roxy Music. “It was fun, for a while, there was no way of knowing…” Facebook is pulling out of podcasts and will close the service starting June 3.
Acast signs with fan messaging app Laylo. Sounds like an invited beta: it’ll be interesting to find out how this works or not.
Events
Jessica Abel’s Creative Engine Matsreclass- LIVE is free and will help you find out exactly what’s holding you back from finishing, and how to smash your obstacles — in 90 minutes. Sat, May 7, 2022, 2 PM ET.
The latest Outlier Podcast Festival will take place May 5-6 in Austin. Founded by Ever Gonzalez (OutlierHQ) and Arielle Nissenblatt (EarBuds Podcast Collective), the conference is an opportunity for “outliers” to collaborate with indies and giants. Sliding registration starts at $30.
May 12 & 26: LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats with Stephanie Fuccio of Podcast Editing Plus and friends. The LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats are twice a month on YouTube and NOW they’re in podcast form too! We chat about the business AND technical side of podcast editing for clients.
Opportunities and Auditions
Tal Minear has created a sound design challenge I find incredibly interesting: Open Dialogue, A Sound Shenanigan. Deadline: May 31.
The Multitrack Fellowship opens doors into the audio industry. Looking to kickstart your career in radio and podcast production? Applications are now open for the 2022 Fellowship, The closing date is May 16th. 
Nominations are now open for the Association of African Podcasters’ African Podcast and Voice Awards 2022. Nominations end May 30.
Casting Call: Model 18. Deadline: 21st May
Casting Call: Marigold’s Ghost Season 2: Whistlewood Audition Due: 11.59 PM PST, May 31st, 2022
Casting Call: Heaven’s End. Audio Drama / Fiction Podcast, Murder Mystery/Religious Horror. Deadline: May 21st. 
Casting Call: Echobox is a fictional podcast that retells the Greek myths in the beautiful - or not so beautiful - world of Los Angeles. Deadline: May 7? 
Casting Call for Elevator Pitch Podcast - “Armageddon? What a Drag!” Deadline: June 4
Casting Call: When Tower Angels Fall - Dystopian Drama Podcast Deadline: May 20. 
Share your field recordings with us. We’re making a Creative Commons library of sound beds and an international sound collage. You can be part of it.
Everyone who reads this likes fiction podcasts. Your podcast description and link could be right here. Get a Classified Ad for $28, and promote your podcast to well over twelve hundred and eighty fiction podcast enthusiasts.
Creator Resources
12 Terrific Ways to Promote Your Podcast on Twitter Key takeaway: “Picture me standing at the top of a mountain with a megaphone in hand as I tell you: “DON’T USE TWITTER TO SELL!”
Should You Advertise Your Podcast on YouTube? Short answer: NO. Definitely make a YouTube channel of your podcast highlights and trailers with a solid CTA, but the ad system is too expensive for indie creators’ benefit. Details at the link.
Pumpernickel Pod interviews Julie Hoverson, writer, audio editor and sometimes voice actor over at 19 Nocturne Boulevard to talk about challenging oneself with different genres, building and maintaining a fanbase as a young creator, and working on an audio drama. 
COMING SOON: New Indie AF out next week with Welsh creatives Megan and Cait who make We Know None. An inspiring listen for those very new to creating and encouraging writing sleepover sessions! Woohoo.
Imploding Fictions shares a behind the scenes video of The Amelia Project on YouTube. 
Tal Minear reminded us they made an audio drama show notes template
PocketCasts has a submission opportunity for future themed episode newsletters. Got an upcoming episode about cults, LGBTQ+, Star Wars, or any of the other topics on this list? Follow the instructions and let them know. 
Content is Queen offers masterclasses and short courses, for all aspects of podcasting, including scriptwriting with Ella Watts and voice acting with Sarah Golding.
Audio Fiction Quick Resource Guide A basic, off the cuff resource guide for future audio drama & fiction podcasters who don’t know where to start, from ADWIT.
Tink Media has a cross-promotion database. Meet your allies and co-conspirators. 
The Podcast Host has started The Podcraft Community on Circle.so. Come join us (it’s free!) and chat with other podcasters and special guests about anything under the sun of crafting the perfect podcast. 
Do you have a great behind the scenes clip, article, blog post or something like that? Can other podcasters build their skills from it? Sharing is caring. Send us your creator resources. It’s not just for people who make podcasts, either. People who don’t make podcasts but love listening to podcasts are interested in your process, too. 
Jobs
Cadence13 is seeking a VP of TV/Film Development. This position comes with the opportunity to help lead the creative and business development of the Cadence13 original IP business, within C13Originals and C13Features studios, respectively, in TV and film.
Audacy seeks a Motion Designer for Podcast Marketing: a responsible, strategic designer with strong animation skills and a proven foundation of graphic design principles. The Motion Designer will execute and deliver on projects that span the Audacy podcast portfolio, including Cadence13, Pineapple Street Studios and 2400Sports.
Chalk & Blade seeks a Showrunner (Executive Producer) for a full-time, one-year contract in London.
Creatives To Support
Journey to the Heart - An Original Podcast Musical A new, interactive, fantasy musical from the Creators of the Flame!
Finding Pattersby: A Freaky Audio Fiction Mystery A weird comedy investigation into a missing suspense author, as led by his clueless ghostwriter.
Electromancy Season 2 An award-winning audio drama about magic, friendship, and overthrowing totalitarian governments!
RADIO: Outcast - Season 2 A queer and BIPOC led fantasy-western audio drama where disco meets desert shootouts.
Ossa is crowdfunding for "a marketplace that connects brands with podcast advertising and helps womxn podcast creators monetize their shows. Our goals are to amplify the voices of women in the podcast industry, have their value recognized, and accelerate their path so they can achieve financial success.”
Follow @podfunds on Twitter to find more opportunities to support independent audio fiction. 
Are you getting ready to crowdfund your podcast? Let us know, so we can share your link
Milestones, Debuts and Finales
I promised to put this in the issue on the week of April 20, and I screwed up, so here it is now: Exciting New Audio Film in the Blazed All Our Lives Coming 4.20.22! Sister Indica and her band of misfit actors are proud to announce that the next instalment in the audio film series Blazed All Our Lives (titled Indica’s Child) is due for release on 4/20/22!
The First Sign Of Madness Talking to yourself, first sign of madness, innit? Things may be bad, but they can always get worse - especially if you are living, or happen to have any intersect with, the life of Alan Jones.
ROGUEMAKER: A Science Fiction Podcast When a far-future spaceflight ends in disaster, the survivors are left floating in escape pods with nothing but the radio for company. What happened to their flight…and, where are they going now?
Flashover The notorious serial arsonist, Blake Kennedy, is about to go on trial for his crimes. Jordan Everett, a former firefighter turned journalist, is tasked with reporting on the case.
The teaser trailer is launched for Echoes (In) Between.
ALL NIGHT DELI by yohanna emelinda baez: a scripted, sci-fi podcast about a Caribbean women-led mafia fighting over their designer drug cartel, when a portal to an alternate earth is discovered.
The Biography of Barney Basco An American fiction story series podcast. Meet Barney Basco, a 13-year-old boy of Filipino descent growing up with his new-to-America family in the 1980s.
Keep sharing good stories. 
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