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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #163

Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #163
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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
The WGA Audio Alliance Turns Up the Volume Podcast writers work together to raise standards in the industry, pushing back against anti-union propaganda.
Descript launches Storyboard. Eddy appears to be doing something similar. Does either service have great audio quality or just ease of use?
UK Audio Fiction Meetup July ‘22 2pmEDT, 7pm BST, A virtual meetup for makers and fans of audio fiction. The intention of UKAF was to build a community in this timezone, but all are welcome, wherever you’re from! These meetups happen on the third Friday of every month.
The Black Podcasters’ Association presents Everything You Need to Know About Podcast Cover Art. Tue, July 19, 2022 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Grow, from the British Podcast Awards and BBC Sounds Audio Lab is the one-day podcasting event that will help your show build audience, revenue and influence.Fri 22 Jul 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM BST  Kennington Park, SE11 4BE
Civilized: A Live Podcast Experience, July 22–31, 2022 in the Hamilton Fringe. Death, mayhem, monsters and chips… All these things and more await you when you join the incredibly unlucky, ever-delightful Civilized crew for this Live Podcast Experience! 
Opportunities and Auditions
Hear Myself Think are looking for five writers (18+) ideally with some lived experience of mental ill health. Each writer will be commissioned to write one 10 minute audio script, to be directed and recorded by the creative team, and released via the Hear Myself Think website and our partner venue network in November 2022. Deadline: 10pm on 24th July 2022.
Zombies, Run is casting again. This is a paid lead role in a 5 part series for a character who uses she/her pronouns. We’re specifically looking for someone who identifies as SWANA, Arabic or Middle Eastern and uses a mobility aid. More information about this role, and many more, on the Six to Start casting board.
Applications for the third annual Black Podcasting Awards will be open until August 15. Shows across 29 categories (including Fiction) will be honored in a live, virtual ceremony on September 25. Submissions must be ‘reels’ under five minutes long. Application fees are discounted until July 31.
The Skylark Awards are open for entry.
The Signal Awards are open for entry. 
Tribeca Audio Premieres tweeted, “Indie pod community! If you have a narrative premiere coming up in the fall, let us know!”
NPR fall/winter internships: the deadline has been extended to July 17.
Casting Call: Shhh! Jus’ Listen is teaming up with The Qube to create an original series this fall. We’re currently seeking VAs to voice several characters for: The Decolonization of Domonique Moseley. Deadline: 17 July. 
Casting Call: Anime Sickos Secret Audio Drama Project. Deadline: 19 July. 
Writers: Theatre Viscera says SEND US YOUR QUEER PLAYS! for their podcast. 30 min or less. Deadline: August 15, 2022 or they reach a submission cap of 100. 
Writers: It looks as though the No Sleep Podcast is accepting scripts. No deadline given.
Writers: Stories Found submission guidelines No deadline given.
The Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund is accepting applications. 
The Demon Detective Casting Call Round 2 Deadline is July 22nd, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST.
CALL FOR COLLABORATORS: Arcana in Suburbia. Applications are due 21 July. 
RADAR Podcasters is a new Spotify initiative to spotlight podcasts on the platform. Creators in the U.S. can submit their podcasts for consideration
Seeking voice artists for the Alpha 8, a new sci-fi adventure podcast that explores what happens when a desperate alien from another planet body swaps with a struggling mom to understand the meaning of family and save her kind from extinction. The submission deadline is June 24th.
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Creator Resources
Shure MV88+ Video Kit Review: A Roving Podcaster Rig Sarah puts the Shure MV88+ Video Kit through rigorous testing. Read more to see how it stacks up!
You Sound Different… And We Like It Rethinking what it means to be a ‘good talker’ How the sound of under-represented voices adds texture, vitality and meaning to audio.
Global Podcast Editors’ Stephanie Fuccio shares discussions on YouTube: Do podcast editors get imposter syndrome? with Rachel Hanson, and Pro Tools Podcast Editing Template: Advanced Example, with Crawford Blair. 
New How-to Miniseries For Young Fiction Podcasters From Newton Schottelkotte & Caldera Studios, Mini Marconis is a new miniseries premiering July 17 for young fiction podcasters with advice, stories, and interviews with top audio drama creators. 
What Do Podcasters Want To Know from Listeners? In the coming weeks, NuVoodoo Media Services will be conducting a national study involving thousands of podcast listeners. They’ll present the findings on August 25th at Podcast Movement 2022 in Dallas. Take the survey now. 
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. 
Wondery is searching for a Senior Manager of Talent Development who will be tasked with identifying and training new podcast talent to work for Wondery. This role will include identifying, recruiting and training new writers to join new and existing Wondery shows. 
Wondery also seeks a Senior Television Executive who has experience in both series development and production. You can oversee a project from the early development stages through the entire production process. Must be a podcast enthusiast.
Bloomberg Digital is looking for a Head of Podcasts to oversee its podcast development and operations in New York. 
Creatives To Support
Sojourners’ Trails Season 1: Suit of Wands A Horror/Fantasy queer pirate audio drama about family, secrets, and the eldritch depths of the sea.
Gather the Suspects A murder has occurred in Prosperity Heights, and only one man can solve the case. Unfortunately for the residents, that man is slacker (and occasional anarchist), Jack Davies.
Someone Dies In This Elevator is crowdfunding their second season July 11-August 11! Help this spoiler-driven anthology series pay their cast and crew!
The Amelia Project Audio Advent Calendar “We want to make 25 minisodes to mark the run-up to Christmas! A podcast advent calendar!” Just over two weeks left.
October’s Children focuses on a small, diverse group of 20- and 30-somethings trying to survive the trials and tribulations of ‘everyday’ life as monstrous creatures begin to infiltrate and invade Wolfbrook, New Hampshire.
The Subjective Truth: Season Two A Sci-Fi Audio Drama from Good Pointe. Sources say that if they fund by 120%, the creators will pick up a car and throw it across a field. Supporters get to choose the car and the field. Make it happen, folks. 
Life with Leo(h) is crowdfunding for Season 2. Robotics intelligence lawyer, Jeanine Bell, received the gift of LEO(h), an android with Synthetic Sentience. Loving, Empathetic, Optimistic, and helpful LEO(h) had been programmed to love Jeanine. But Jeanine has ethics and LEO(h) is very, very illegal. Is there a path to true love for their misaligned software? That’s what we want to find out. Only one week left.
The Pilgrimage Saga - Season Three AI cage-wrestling, deep introspection and navel-gazing, a soundtrack to rival John Williams’ entire discography, and more.  Just over a week left. 
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
The A.I.M.E.E. Allen Show Meet the world’s first sentient robot podcast talk show host named A.I.M.E.E (an acronym for Artificially Intelligent Mechanically Enabled Entity), who brings her monotone voice and unbridled passion for superheroes to a global audience.
A Walk with Ghosts A lone wandering man stumbles across a radio talk show and tells the audience his story.
The Smuggler’s Log The captain’s logs of a smuggler who operated back in the 2460s have been recently recovered in an intragalactic internet data mining operation. 
Too Slow A kid named Henry who isn’t that smart wants to cheat on a test but gets kidnapped out of nowhere.
Pilgrim’s Progress: Reloaded Pilgrim’s Progress is a classic story of redemption, allegory, and theological poignance that has profoundly impacted millions of readers over three centuries and changed the landscape of English literature forever. It’s also a story with a total lack of robots, space marines, or talking platypuses. So we fixed that. You’re welcome.
Keep sharing good stories. 
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