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Hot News, Roundups and Audio Fiction Articles
The new rules of writing for women
: Insight from Zing Tsjeng, executive editor of VICE UK, author of Forgotten Women, hosts the BBC podcast Obsessed With… Killing Eve, the award-winning sex and dating podcast My First Time, and the official Women’s Prize for Fiction podcast.
Events and Creator Meetups
London! The London Podcast festival presents Audio Drama
. Includes live performances by Tin Can Audio, Oblivity, Wooden Overcoats, The Amelia Project, We Fix Space Junk, The Magnus Archives, Victoriocity, and The Unseen Hour. Starts November 30.
Washington, D.C.! Apparently, The Video Show
, a new event designed for everyone working in video content creation, will include an informational day of sessions (Thursday December 5th) just for those involved in every aspect of podcasting.
Opportunities and Auditions
Script Writing Competition: Little Wonder
is an anglophone audio drama production company based in Paris. They seek 10-15 minute scripts for a maximum of four actors. Deadline: 31 December.
Writing opportunity: Six To Start
, the creators of Zombies, Run, seeks story pitches and writers to create immersive audio adventures. Deadline: 31 December.
Casting Call: Seen And Not Heard
is an audio drama about a young woman dealing with the gradual, inevitable loss of her hearing. Paid. Deadline: December 1.
BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition
: The competition runs from 1 October 2019 to midnight GMT 31 January 2020 and is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are aged over 18 on 31 January 2020.
has a roundup of Amazon affiliate links to all kinds of Black Friday Deals on equipment for podcasters, gamers and YouTubers.
(Sidebar, for our global readership: if you don’t know what Black Friday
is, it’s okay. Take a deep breath, and clear it from your mind. If you do know what Black Friday is, it’s okay. Take a deep breath, and clear it from your mind.)
Karin Heimdahl’s Podtales Report
From The AudioDrama Hub. PodTales 2019 was Karin Heimdahl’s first time running a table at a convention and this is her post convention report with 15 takeaways to remember for next time (or for your first time).
Rode Wireless GO review
if you need a convenient, wireless, lavalier mic, this could be your bit of kit. Also, if you use this mic, in public, with the fur windshield, stick googly eyes on the mic, take a photo, and post it on Instagram and tag it with #FictionPodcastWeekly, @Lindsay1970, and @the_podcast_host, Lindsay will give you a shout-out on Instagram and Twitter. This mic is so cute!
Do you like true crime? Are you an influencer? Spotify wants you
for their New York office.
Creatives To Support
Brimstone Valley Mall
is is a fast-paced fiction comedy podcast about four demons from Hell who work in a shopping mall in the 90s. Help raise another project of The Whisperforge.
This narrative kids podcast explores simple civics lessons with storytelling and song.
Show News: Milestones, Debuts and Finales
Lorin Clarke tells us that Series 2 of the popular, award-winning audio fiction podcast, The Fitzroy Diaries
, has been released by ABC Radio National.Walk the streets of Fitzroy, Melbourne, shaped by gangsters, migrants, Aboriginal activists, the working poor. Now, it’s fancy shops and hipster bars. Until you really look.
audio series has launched, with stories from the future examining the present. Each episode is a self-contained story set in the same universe in which Money, State and God became fused into a single entity called the Program.
Season Two of The Beacon
, a fantasy audio drama about magic, monsters, and the importance of making friends, premiered Nov. 25.
The Land of Gulungulun
is the story of a fictional African nation created by Feyisayo Anjorin, about a nation coping with a rape crisis. It is a work of speculative fiction.
Augmented-reality escape room thriller, 5 Week Countdown
, has finale this week! Did you solve the puzzles? Will the victim escape?
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