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    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by matwoolf, Sep 8, 2013.

    Hi,

    Anybody found leads for spoken word? Not even paying markets specifically. I've drawn a blank. I had a soundcloud splurge - and I've listened to, really quite enjoyed, my own stories a dozen times now.

    I've found plenty of links to magazine efforts that stumbled and fell after a couple of months - ghost sites, not much else, nothing vibrant. I remember finding one before, ages ago...anyway...from 'hits' on wordpress I'm not even sure that it's something people enjoy that much. Mmmm.

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    I'll put my mind to it. My first thought was 'alternative radio,' but I don't know if radio does this sort of thing much. Or if it would pay. However, worth consideration and a wee look around. My contacts on this side of the Pond regarding radio are few and far between, but I might think of something. Anyway, good luck. Your stuff is fun to listen to, and your personality comes in through the readings. Which is a good thing. I reckon...
     
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    Hey J,

    Well not just that...I can't be the only one sniffing around.

    I think I have to go stand in a church hall and read a poem to some Sussex ladies, oh and the mental health fella wearing his anorak; Geoffrey - he'll be my pal in the regional writers' group. We'll be dashing and stuff, spiralling down our cravat years up the seafront.

    'Two sugars?'

    'Sweet enough,'

    'Haw haw haw.'

    Then I'll read a poem in a bigger hall, after about five years get listed in some website entertainment section and round about sixty years old a slim volume appears, self-published on the kindle $99.99. Meanwhile Geoffrey's bloody world famous with his suicide song. Hmmm, okay that's the second novel, a murder mystery.
     
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    i just sold a short story to a new audio-site that takes a wide range of work, including non-fiction... if you email me, i'll put you in touch with the owner, as he's still accepting submissions...

    i was notified yesterday that a reader had been assigned and it will be recorded next week... will post a link when it's up...

    love and hugs, maia
    maia3maia@hotmail.com
     
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    Oh, that's very kind of you Mammamia. I'll send a pretty email. Okay, just make sure you don't give it out to the rest of this lot ;)
     
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    What kind of stories do you write? There's Escape Pod, Podcastle and PseudoPod for genre stuff. I think they even pay.
     
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    Hi Nige,

    Some historical, literary, some SF, life and 'comedy.'

    Point aside, I'm finding, more and more, that oration's absolutely the best way to tighten up a draft.

    I have a good voice, and pace - for narration. The writing is perhaps too esoteric for my own good, sometimes. With the learning though, seems I'm taking 12 months to polish a clutch of these 2000 word writes to clarity, beginning to end. Maybe I should stick to the poems? There's a story on the website, which was my first spoken attempt. I've hidden the others. There's two or three writing errors in the telling, but is still pretty.

    Thanks

    Mat
     
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    i never give out personal info to anyone without permission, mat...
     

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