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Call for True Stories (Paid) for Podcast

Stories at the Storey is proud to announce the beginning of a new adventure! We are calling on writers from all across the community to submit their true stories to us for the exciting opportunity to be featured in the pilot episode of our new podcast. We are looking to establish the same intimacy, warmth and passion present in any good storytelling that comes from the heart. Submissions can be on any theme; the only conditions are that they must be your story to tell and they must be creative non-fiction. For further guidance on what creative non-fiction might look like, The New Yorker, Brevity, The Real Story, and Creative Nonfiction have good examples.

Submissions should be approximately 750 words (3-5 sides of A4) so that if your work is selected, it can be read aloud in a five-minute time slot. Please specify with your submission whether you would be happy to read your story should you be selected, or if you would prefer one of our team to read it for you. It would also be a great help if you could tell us how you found out about NWLA.

If you are selected, we are aiming to hold an informal two-hour recording event in the near future in order for all the stories to be read aloud and recorded; there will be compensation in the form of £20 for your time and effort, including for those who may not be able to attend the live recording of their work. We will contact the selected writers on an individual basis to confirm these details nearer the time.

Even if you are not selected this time, we ask you not to be disheartened as we will be making more podcast episodes in the future and we only have a limited number of slots available. You will receive feedback on your submission regardless of whether it is selected or not. We will also be following up every submission with the option of being added to a mailing list for future opportunities if and when they arise, so keep an eye out for this.

Most importantly, we aim to publish as many voices and stories as possible. We are an inclusive podcast. Our mission is to increase representation across age, gender, sexuality, religion, class, region, ethnicity, nationality, ability, and more. With this in mind, we would like for you to tell us a little bit about how you identify yourself when you submit, in order to help us reach our aims of diversified content.

We hope that this information enables everyone to feel comfortable expressing themselves and representing their stories however they wish. We are thrilled to be able to work side by side with the community in this endeavour and are looking forward to hearing from you. Happy writing!

Submissions to be emailed to:

Deadline for submissions or expressions of interest: 18th February 2019

Podcast launch event: Week of 18th March, 2019


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