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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #166

Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #166
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“It’s harder to make real audio than special effects audio.”- Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu

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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
Congratulations to Podcast Magazine’s 40 Over 40 in Podcasting list for including Fiona Thraille (Dashing Onions), Sarah Golding (Quirky Voices, Indie AF), Sean Howard (Fable & Folly), and Steve Shell (Old Gods of Appalachia)! May the next 40 years be even more rewarding.
Lionsgate has launched a podcast division, and they are hiring. See Jobs, below, for details.
Inside Podcasting casts their Spotlight on Tal Minear and Audio Fiction.
Gabriel Urbina leads a crash course webinar on Writing Stories for Sound. 11 August, 7pm. 
Radio Boot Camp presents: What’s in the fine print? A primer on podcast legal issues. This class will focus primarily on a variety of legal issues that podcasters should consider when creating their podcast, including copyright, fair use, defamation, publicity, privacy, and more. 16 August, 12-1:30 EST, on Zoom. 
Radio Boot Camp presents: Story structure: murder isn’t inherently interesting In this online class, we’ll talk about the elements of a good narrative, and how to piece those together in a way that provokes curiosity, emotion and clarity – including how to give a story meaning without being heavy-handed. Bonus: registration comes with a free, three-month license for Hindenburg audio editing software! 13 August, 12pm-2pm EST.
Opportunities and Auditions
Vaporware Casting Call R2 A world inhabited completely by AI and digital life forms lays dormant for 300 years. “We’d like to put together as diverse a cast as possible, so please audition for any role you are interested in. Black voice actors and other actors of color are especially encouraged to audition.” Deadline: August 22nd.
Casting Call - The Strata: Chapter 8 Closing Date: 8 August
New comedy thriller audio drama casting two roles for Breakfast With A Side Of Murder. Deadline is August 20, 2022 @ 11:59 EST.
Writers: Pitch to Rusty Quill: Rusty Quill Pitch Submission “Pitches are reviewed quarterly in March, June, September, and December annually.” 
Scriptapalooza is a competition aimed at screenwriters who want to pivot into podcasting. Judges include Lindsay Graham, Lauren Shippen, and many more. Early Bird Deadline: September 5. Entry fee: $45. 
Zombies, Run is casting. More information about this role, and many more, is on the Six to Start casting board.
Applications for the third annual Black Podcasting Awards are open until August 15. Shows across 29 categories (including Fiction) will be honoured in a live, virtual ceremony on September 25. Submissions must be ‘reels’ under five minutes long.
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. 
The Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund is accepting applications. 
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Creator Resources
Apollo shares Twitter for Audio Dramas.
And, if you hate using social media but want it to work for you, here’s 5 ways to automate Twitter.
If you want to promote your podcast on YouTube, chances are you’ve been asked to make a YouTube Short. Here’s a video about how Shorts works in relation to the YouTube algorithm.
Global Podcast Editors newsletter is a space where we share podcast editing business, technical & creative conversations & resources along with our professional bumps in the road and ultimately, growth. 
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. 
HarperCollins Publishers seek a Senior Audio Editor as well as a regular Audio Editor for their Digital team in London. Deadline: 14 August.
The National Trust seeks a Senior Podcast Producer. This listing closes 7 August.
The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to teach JOUR 407: The World of Podcasting. 
Audible seeks a Head of Story Department in Culver City, CA, and a Producer in Canada. 
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. 
Creatives To Support
The Far Meridian Season Three Follow the wanderings of an agoraphobic woman in her traveling lighthouse.
Residents of Proserpina Park Season 3 focuses on mythical creatures mixed with a plot just as wild as the legends themselves.
The REUNION: 6 episodes, dramedy about an Eastern European Beatles cover band from the ‘60s reuniting in their 60s.
Sojourners’ Trails Season 1: Suit of Wands A Horror/Fantasy queer pirate audio drama about family, secrets, and the eldritch depths of the sea. 
Someone Dies In This Elevator is crowdfunding their second season from July 11 through August 11! It’s a spoiler-driven anthology series where there is always an elevator, and someone always dies in it. 
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. By the time the credits roll on the Season Two finale, you’ll know exactly what happened to Buddha Kline. You’ll know everything. 
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
Debut, August 8th: Ciudad Mágica! From Sonoro and Tenderfoot TV, Ciudad Mágica is a Spanish-language fiction and crime series that follows the disappearance of a young singer in Miami (the titular Magic City) and what happens when a local news reporter tries to find her. The combination of crime story and scripted drama element of this show is what makes it a true standout in the genre. 
Still Alive “Howdy Folks, if you’re still alive then welcome back to the number one and the only Radio Broadcast in the Apocalypse!”
Reclaimed Detroit: A Vampire the Masquerade Audio Drama The stories of several vampires living in Detroit after the Camarilla retook the city from the vicious Sabbat.
Jupiter Saloon Sort of like Cheers meets Tales from the Crypt. In space!
False Truths Tyson and Simone Bradshaw have been married 2 years out of the 5 years that they have been together. Everything was going well until Tyson’s workload began to take a toll.
Trice Forgotten Alestes likes to keep her head down while she works as a merchant, couriering deliveries and carrying travellers to destinations across the seas. But will she use her new network of allies to build safe harbour?
Keep sharing good stories. 
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