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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #3

Thursday 6th June, 2019
Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #3
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Thursday 6th June, 2019

Press & Roundups
Apple announces new Fiction Podcast categories - An intriguing future for audio fiction podcasters, as three new fiction categories are created - Comedy, Sci-Fi, & Drama. Sarah Perez on TechCrunch.com
French Podcast App Majelan Launches - Includes original audio fiction series Sherlock Holmes and Arsene Lupin.
Roundup of May Audio Fiction Releases - By The Cambridge Geek - all new audio fiction show archives released in May.
Podcast revenue to hit  One billion dollars by 2021 - Stats and figures predicting podcast growth (US based).
Opportunities
Pitch your audio fiction blockbuster idea to the BBC - a call to arms for creative big thinkers to pitch ideas
Audible UK’s Audio Drama Production Competition - Open to established teams and emerging newcomers. Winners will be awarded a £5,000 grant and will get free access to Audible’s state-of-the-art studios in Barbican, London to develop one of their own productions.
People’s Pilot 2019 Writing Contest - Opens June 1st, and has an Audio Drama section.
Events
Ireland Worldcon releases event programme - Book now for the 77th world sci-fi con.
Wooden Overcoats Live - London, Sunday 9th June. Comedy Audio Drama about two rival funeral directors.
My Neighbours are Dead - Live - Los Angeles,  Weds 12th June If you’re in the Los Angeles area, podcast My Neighbors Are Dead will be live with The Good Place/Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Marc Evan Jackson.
PODUK 2020 Announced - Birmingham, UK, Sat 1st Feb. Tickets now on sale at Earlybird prices!
Pitching for funded projects - A Virtual Event Run by Audio Drama Hub and Sarah Golding of MADIVA Podcast- find details on Facebook, Friday June 14th. With Lance Dann of Blood Culture.
June UK Audio Fiction Creatives Podcast Meetup in London - Facebook organised by Ella Watts (Podcast Consultant Freelancer / The Orphans). Put it in your diaries - London, Thursday June 21st.
Creator Resources
Sign up for Fool and Scholar’s next Audio Fiction Round table on Sound Design - Join Travis Vengroff (White Vault, Liberty Podcast, Vast and more) and Sarah Buchynski (Before True Light, Counterbalance, White Vault and more) by filling in the form - limited places. More information available on The Audio Drama Hub on Facebook.
Enrol on Sarah Rhea Werner’s How-to Podcast Course - Podcast Now enrolment closes soon. Sarah Rhea-Werner of Girl In Space and Write Now podcasts invites you to learn how to podcast via videos, webinars and one to one sessions.
How Can Podcasters Cope With Impostor Syndrome? - a thought provoking article by Lindsay Harris-Friel of The Podcast Host, with thoughts and advice on dealing with impostor syndrome.
FictionPodcast.com - Add your fiction podcast to this new audio fiction showcase website, and of course find new shows to enjoy.
Show News
The 12:37 Finale Season One finale just aired - Congrats to all involved - feel free to binge!
Cryptic Podcast Enters Final Week Of Kickstarter Campaign - 83% funded…Help them reach their goal! Look for Cryptic this October.
Open Auditions - for New West Radio Theatre - Send voice reels and expressions of interest to newwestradioproductions@outlook.com.

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