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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #158

Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #158
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Issue #158 of The Fiction Podcast Weekly is brought to you by The Podcast Host’s opinion article, What Does Podcasting Do for LGBTQIA+ Creators? So many LGBTQIA+ podcasters passionately produce, promote and defend podcasting. Let’s explore how podcasting as a medium benefits the queer community, in a way that other kinds of media don’t. 
Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
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.
Is this immersive journalism or immersive audio fiction? TFL embraces 3D audio to make its sexual misconduct campaign more memorable
Roundup: A recently-updated list of Audio drama podcasts with LGBTQ+ main characters, curated by Draven_T . Happy Pride!
The Truth is hosting a live Q&A with Newts! co-creators Ian Coss and Sam Jay Gold! Friday, June 10, 12:00 pm ET, Instagram, @thetruthfiction
AudioTrain ‘s Raise Your Rates 101, 14 June, will discuss how to improve your negotiation skills.
Saturday, June 11, Podstock is in Trenton, NJ
“How to Organize Large Audio Projects” from Radio Boot Camp is this Sunday, June 12. Andrew Parsons (Prologue Projects) leads a three-hour workshop on organizing, gathering, and mapping the timeline of a longform podcast series. $100 registration.
International Women’s Podcast Festival, Live in London & Streamed Worldwide, 18th June 2022. Content is Queen presents the Women’s Podcast Festival, a one-day event that unites the global community of female innovators and leaders in podcasting, audio, and radio.
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. 
Writing The Other presents The Heroine’s Journey – The Other Ancient Story Structure. June 25, 2022, 10AM – 5PM Pacific Time, online via Zoom video conference. $50 – $75, scholarships available. 
Opportunities and Auditions
Black Horror Writers: “NIGHTLIGHT is currently OPEN to submissions. We are open for submissions February – June, and from August – October. Are you Black? It doesn’t matter what part of the world you’re from, or where you are now–as long as you’re Black and you write horror, you are welcome to submit!”
Applications for the third annual Black Podcasting Awards are open until August 15. Shows across 29 categories will be honored in a live, virtual ceremony on September 25. Submissions must be ‘reels’ under five minutes long. Don’t miss the early-bird fee discounts in the FAQs.
ALIEN WALLA WANTED. Bodies In Space needs alien noises. Deadline: “end of June.”
The Skylark Collective shares award categories for this year’s International Women’s Podcast Awards.
Casting Call: Observer Pictures seeks voice artists of Latinx descent. Bilingual (Spanish/English) folks preferred but not necessary. “Have your audition to us by June 18 at 11pm CST. Submissions after this will not be reviewed.” 
Casting Call: Century The Series. Deadline, 16 June. a legal family drama.
Voices of Color’s Demo of the Month wants submissions. 
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
Director’s commentaries for two Dirt - An Audio Drama episodes Fiction podcast creator Kris Kaiyala discusses the making of two episodes of Dirt - An Audio Drama—everything from sound design to foley to story inspiration.
Transom’s Mixing Tune Up Guide Andrew Wardlaw takes on mixing with tips on how to set up both your physical space and your head space so you can mix and think like a pro.
Twitter shares “How to Use Twitter for Podcasters.”
How to Submit Your News to Podnews is essential reading for anyone that wants to pitch their podcast to a journalist.
Get Primed For A Level Set: Three Lessons On Audio Marketing Conal Byrne of iHeart Media actually advocates for indie publishers and creators in Forbes magazine. Rock on.
How to Know What Your Podcast Audience Really Wants With audio fiction and audio drama, you need to stay true to the story you want to tell. However, reaching out to your audience, listening to their feedback and validating it is always a good strategy.
Headliner’s new tool EditEddy “makes audio editing simple - upload your spoken-word audio, get a fast, reliable transcript then edit your audio by editing the text.” Hmm, this reminds me of something, I’m just not sure how to describe it. Here’s a Loom video intro.
Tal Minear has created a new audio fiction sound design blog: Sound Designs
Ariana Martinez shares Artful Approaches to Sound Design (YouTube link) 
The Podcast Host has started The Podcraft Community on 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. 
Acast seeks a Managing Director for their operations in the UK and Ireland.
The Gist seeks a Newsletter and Podcast Producer, they are a women’s sports content company.
KCRW seeks a full-time Creative Director position, in Santa Monica California, USA, to be their head of Audience Lab. Expires June 30. 
At Will Media seeks a full-time Associate Producer to play a key role in the production of AT WILL MEDIA’s growing slate of original projects in nonfiction and fiction. Go get ‘em, Tiger! Expires June 30.
Creatives To Support
Life With Leo(h) Seeks Their Happily Ever After Life With Leo(h) is a joyful project with a Black writer and queer representation, that is, at heart, about the good in each of us. You can help get our lovebirds to their Happily Ever After.
Afflicted: A Horror Thriller Audio Drama A small Texas town suffers natural disasters that are anything but natural.
Echobox is your favorite hot spot for all the olympian gossip. A Greek Mythology retelling fictional podcast.
RADIO: Outcast - Season 2 A queer and BIPOC-led fantasy-western audio drama where disco meets desert shootouts.
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
PLANTS!!! is a two-part audio drama where listeners are plunged into a hallucinatory world in transition where it isn’t clear who’s calling the shots. Could it really be the plants?! A foodie horror/comedy.
Did I mention this? Newts! A sea captain barges into the office of a shipping merchant, dragging in a barrel of water. He’s here on business, with a humble proposition. He opens the lid and reveals a newt.
Bodies in Space A sci-fi comedy podcast about a dysfunctional little band of space criminals stumbling into and out of trouble.
CROOKED RIVER An elusive killer decapitated and dismembered thirteen victims—seven men and six women—all under the watch of newly appointed Public Safety Director Eliot Ness, the famed G-man from Al Capone’s Chicago glory days.
I made it through an entire issue without harshing on Spotify! Woo-hoo! Keep sharing good stories. 
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