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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #8

Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound
Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #8
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Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound storytelling. 

Thursday 11th July 2019

Hot News, Roundups & AudioFiction Review Pods 
Earios - New podcast women network launches - claims to ‘have podcasts for everyone’ - yay! Check it out.
Wil Williams reviews the last week of audio fiction podcasting - Reviews of shows from 30th June to 7th June 2019, and a whole lot more…
EZYGo22 reviews many many Audio Fiction shows on PODCHASER - are you on there? You can create your own 'Creators Page’ and rate and review other podcasts.
New way to listen to podcasts - get paid with the PodCoin app! - Have a good look around on this site - and check out the reviews of it too. The decision to join or not is yours!
Podcasts are providing a new way to poetry - an article from NPR on creating this type of audio fiction podcast.

Awards News
Nominate your podcast or one you love for the People’s Choice Awards throughout July - You will need to register, and the privilege costs $20 to throw your podcast’s hat in the ring. (PodcastAwards.Com)

Podcast Movement - August 13-16, 2019 - Orlando, Florida, USA. Use promo code INSIGHTS for $30 off any ticket. This is a special offer from Podcast Insights – please say thanks to the PM team when you see them!
Podcast Mid Atlantic - September 6-7, 2019 - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. “The Number One Podcast Event for Creativity and Community”
Kings Place London Podcast Festival - September 6 - 15, 2019 - London, UK. Plan your visit! September 2019.
Dreamnasium hosts a live panel discussion panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm, at the Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library.

Podcast Fiction Creatives July Meet-Ups
Amelia Project launch celebration in July with UK Audio Fiction Creatives Podcast Meetup in London - Facebook organised by Ella Watts (Podcast Consultant Freelancer / The Orphans). This is next week folks - hope to see you there - London, Thursday July 18th.

A gazillion jobs with Audible - have a look - start a new job! - Do have a good browse on LinkedIn now and then - you’ll find some podcast job gems…
Audio Drama Engineer Job with Red Apple - Found via LinkedIn. Job as it says on the tin.
COMING SOON: Quirky Voices and Dashing Onions are looking for 10-15 minute original scripts (any genre, any era, 2-6 actors) for a live showcase of new audio drama in September - Submission window July 14-30th. More details next newsletter but…get writing!
14 Day Audio Adventure Challenge - Finish your Audio Drama between July 14 through the 27! Supported by Storytellers, a transmedia company supporting faith-based Christian media and entertainment creative folks.
From the BBC Writers’ Room: Deadline: 5th October 2019. INK is a theatre company and registered charity, that sources, develops, and produces the best new short plays for stage and radio, from writers predominately with an East Anglian connection and each year showcases the new work at The INK Festival and on Tour. For 2020 entries are open to writers worldwide in the categories Short Play, Radio Play, Themed Play, Radio Game Show and Young Writer (under 18).

Creator Resources 
Citylit courses in radio disciplines - as discussed on the MADIVA Podcast with Karim Kronfli.
Voice Actors - need scripts for voice reels? Check out SimplyScripts - Do a good search - there’s lots of resources.
Dublin City Podcast Courses - Jump in! Courses for all - from Headline.
New episode from Radio Drama Revival - with the amazing David Rheinstrom talking Fan Wars - the Empire Claps Back. Star Wars fans and nerds unite! This show generally does a wee introduction and then plays a couple of groovy episodes of the show. if you haven’t found it yet - jump in! (And we hope you’re ok David?) is a directory of all things audio drama - are you on it? is a collaborative directory with the goal of offering the most comprehensive listing of websites for audio drama enthusiasts. Anyone can contribute to this site, making it an ever-expanding, up-to-date directory for all things related to audio drama.
What’s a Good Number Of Downloads For A Podcast? Put your numbers in perspective.

Audio Fiction Auditions:
Casting Call - The Devil hates Mondays - a new audio comedy - Deadline 3rd Aug 2019.

Creatives to support
PodTales Indiegogo campaign - Help raise funds for this free to go to Fiction Podcast Specialist Podcast Festival. “By making admission free to the general public, PodTales seeks to expand the audience for independent audio drama and fiction podcasts, as well as offering a rewarding community event.” There will also be Local Exhibitors, Special Guests, Family-Friendly Activities, Hands-on Workshops and Panel Discussions.
Fall of the House of Sunshine are fundraising! Jump in! - Sunshine, one of the first musical podcasts ever, is a totally unique auditory roller coaster ride - a murder mystery whodunnit that quickly unravels into a lovingly crafted world of action, adventure, noir and musical comedy shenanigans. Featuring a cast of Tony- and Emmy- nominated actors and voice actors from Broadway and Prime Time television, immersive audio production, and a fully orchestrated soundtrack with over 110 musical numbers through the first two seasons, Fall of the House of Sunshine has built a singular podcast experience for your singular (doubular?) ears.
September is International Podcast Month. Help this opportunity for cross-marketing and growth with their Indiegogo campaign!

Show News: Debuts
How I died - The How i Died podcast follows Forensic Pathologist, Jon Spacer, as he solves crimes by talking to the ghost of the victim during the autopsy. But this little town not only boasts an unusually high mortality rate, it also has some of the strangest ways to die.
Quiet Island - Follow a group of students as they embark on a research trip to a previously unexplored island. This audio drama podcast is intended for mature audiences only.
'Carrier’ Podcast First Trailer: Upcoming Thriller Stars 'Bad Times At The El Royale’s’ Cynthia Erivo - from
Dreamnasium An anthology show adapting the short stories of Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage, The Librarians, Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther’s Quest, et al), full of sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and intrigue! New content every Monday through September, 2019.

Show News: Finales
Continuum Force - An elite force of time travelers discover a terrible truth. The chronicles we’ve known may not be our past, it could have been altered, our memories changed and history itself set on a different path. They investigate these anomalies, traveling to different periods of our ancient past to stop the malevolent enemy trying to write a new chapter in humanity’s story. They are our only defense, heroes of ages ago, today, and the Future. They are…the Continuum Force.

Editors - Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel

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