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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #9

Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound
Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #9
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Fiction Podcast Weekly brings you the latest from the world of audio fiction, audio drama, and sound storytelling. 

Thursday 18th July 2019

Hot News, Roundups & AudioFiction Review Pods 
The joint venture, Podfront UK, represents the first time advertisers in the U.K. have the opportunity to directly access a large catalog of household-name podcasts from Wondery and Stitcher.
Podfront UK will open a new path for podcasters to monetize their shows within the U.K. marketplace and will source high-quality podcasts and talent out of the U.K. for a growing international audience. This level of investment marks a pivotal growth moment in podcasts, bridging global content with global brands.
Apple to bank role original podcasts to fend off rivals - A disturbance in the podcast force - and here’s what Apple is aiming to do about it…
Wolpertinger wins big at Leipzig’s HorspielSommerFest! - Congrats to writer and all round wonderous soul Kessi Riliniki and team who won BEST ENGLISH SPEAKING AUDIO DRAMA at this fest. Also credit and to team Sproutzzz, Finger in the Pie and The Dirigible Captain for winning through to the listening finals!
Yearn for more audio comedy? Here’s a great list to pique your interest - from Wil Williams (Writer, Reviewer, Blogger, Podcast Host) - On Discoverpods.

Awards News
We need to encourage the young into audio production - new young audio awards announced - Get subscribed to their newsletter for more information!
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)

Events
Wooden Overcoats performing at latitude on the weekend - Oh those lucky audiences get to enjoy one of the funniest fun audio pods ever - get your wellies on and join them!
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. Yup. That’s today - if you’re reading this hot off the presses! See you there?

Opportunities
Exciting new audio fiction script writing competition launched by Quirky Voices and Dashing Onions Collaboration. - Deadline 28 July 2019. Sarah Golding (VA, Quirky Voices) and Fiona Thraille (VA, Dashing Onions) are excited to present the newest opportunity to showcase new audio fiction writing. In a London venue (to be announced) we will be performing 2 original winning scripts from this competition and then furthering the opportunity for the not-quite-so-winning-but-still-awesome scripts to be snapped up by producers to be made. DO NOT MISS THIS FUN!
Script Submissions wanted by Pendant for Seminar EP 92 - Scripts from 3-15 pages, any genre.
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…
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.
Radio plays wanted by INK - 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.

Creator Resources 
Finding POC IN AUDIO - For casting help to find POC VA’s this has been set up on twitter so if you are one, jump in! And if you’re looking for cast - this gives you some help!
Citylit courses in radio disciplines - as discussed on the MADIVA Podcast with Karim Kronfli.
Dublin City Podcast Courses - Jump in! Courses for all - from Headline.
Virtual Pub Chilled out chat sash - Friday 26 July 2019, Your home and mine…BYO bottle! - Join Sarah Golding and many podcasters from around the world in a virtual zoom space to chat all things indie audio drama / audio fiction creation - this one is a free chat session with no agenda yet so….fill in the form and tell us what you’d like to chat about! See you there?!

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
…Or listen to some indie created podcast fiction with the Moonologue Sessions from Quirky Voices - Out this Sunday - a collection of original audio monologues inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, and written by a variety of amazing audio folks including Faith McQuinn (Boom), William J Meyer (Strangelove), Emily C Snyder (Turn to Flesh Productions), JC Ellet (Good Pointe Podcasts) and more, and audio fiction narrators from the indie world, including Tanja Milojevic, James Oliva, Jordan Cobb, Erika Sanderson, Angelique Lazarus, Lucille Valentine, Karim Kronfli, Fiona Thraille and Sarah Golding.
Codename Cormorant releases first episodes - adventure, plot and intrigue a plenty.

Show News: Finales
Windfall completes their first season in style! Congratulations all. You listened yet?
Encounter Season One Finale! Also celebrating 10,000 downloads with the end of the season.

Editors - Sarah Golding and Lindsay Harris Friel

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