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
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
“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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
is your favorite hot spot for all the olympian gossip. A Greek Mythology retelling fictional podcast.
on Twitter to find more opportunities to support independent audio fiction.
Milestones, Debuts and Finales
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.
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.