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The Sarahs and Serendipity on ABC's Radiotonic

The fantastic and wonderfully's creative Radiotonic, from ABC RN's Creative Audio Unit,  featured The Sarah Award's initial podcast Serendipity along with Rick Moody's piece "Designer Heartbeats." Have a listen to the show here.

Enter our Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest!

In celebration of The Sarahs’ website launch, we invite you to participate in our first annual Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. We asked Sarah Lawrence College writing faculty to provide sentences to inspire you to make inventive mini audio fiction. Learn more about it here. Deadline is October 1, 2015. You may enter as many times as you like. The winner receives $100 and a license for Hindenburg Journalist Pro editing software.

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Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)

Serendipity Ep 17:

Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Finalists (Part 1)

In this episode of Serendipity, we play 5 of the 10 finalists for our 2016 Very, Very, Short, Short Stories Contest. Featuring: "Bitterly Cold" by David Garland, "The Staging Area" by Jason Gots, "Noir" by Pa Ying Vang, "#blessed" by Jackie Heltz, and "Blinking" by La Cosa Preziosa. Read More

Brave + Bold Deadline Extended to Feb 15th

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Brave + Bold Deadline Extended to Feb 15th

The Sarah Awards and Audible are extending the Brave + Bold deadline to Feb 15th. This gives you more time to fulfill your resolution of becoming an audio fiction star in 2018. The winner of the contest will receive a $15,000 development deal with Audible to create an audio fiction pilot. The deadline for submission is Thursday, February 15, 2018. Click here to enter and learn more details about the contest.  Read More

Getting On with James Urbaniak

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Getting On with James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak is the kind of podcaster that other producers love to hate. His show, Getting On with James Urbaniak, consists of nothing but a single voice reading a fictional soliloquy, often written by someone else. There is almost no elaborate soundscaping, no intricate plot development, little evidence of endless editing sessions to get the thing just right. Getting On sounds like Urbaniak cruised into the studio, an iced latte in hand, and finished recording before his drink grew tepid. None of this would be infuriating if the podcast in question wasn’t so good. Read More