Page: New Voices In Fiction is excited to announce that we are now accepting short story submissions to be considered for future episodes of the podcast.
Page is a storytelling podcast that takes original, previously unpublished short fiction from emerging authors and produces them as fully-voiced and scored audio narratives, complete with sound effects, voiceovers, and music. Our goal is to connect listeners to new and upcoming voices in the fiction world while supporting authors in telling their stories in fresh ways.
What can I expect from a Page production of my work?
Our goal is to bring your story to life in a way that is true to the heart and soul of the original work. You can expect in depth conversations with the production team about characters, voices, motivation, and plot elements before we ever press record.
To get an idea of what we do, check out our previously produced stories on our website or iTunes.
What kinds of stories are you looking for?
We are looking for literary and genre short fiction between 5,000 and 15,000 words in length. Stories that would lend themselves well to audio production — those with well-written dialogue, engaging characters, and emotional gravity — will naturally pique our interest, but we welcome work from all backgrounds as long as it is well-edited, polished, and unpublished.
When are you accepting submissions?
We will have a reading period during the first two weeks of each month. During this time, we will accept online submissions. There will be a notice on the website when submissions are open.
When will I hear back from you?
We are a very small team of people who all have demanding day jobs, so depending on the volume of submissions, it may take a while for us to get to your story. We want to make sure we read each story carefully and consider how well it will translate to audio before we say yes or no. That being said, expect to hear back from us by the end of the month you submit.
Do you pay for submissions?
As we are in the infancy of the podcast, we are unable to provide compensation for the stories we produce. Page is a passion project. We have no funders or revenue sources. Every dime that has gone into the podcast has come from our pockets, but we are dedicated to producing high quality stories that showcase the amazing work that our writers have created.
All submissions must include the author’s name, email, website (if applicable), and work title in the story document. Please put your name, the title of the story, and the word count in the subject line of the email.
Reading Period: First two weeks of each month
Format: PDF or .docx (digital submissions only)
Length: 5,000 to 15,000 words
Accepted Genre: Fiction