Ellie Gorden-Moershel's piece "The Record", was selected as the first winner for The Sarah Awards 2015 Very, Very Short, Short, Stories Contest. It was inspired by Sarah Lawrence writing faculty Mary Morris' prompt, 'The Gem Sisters slept in the order they were born." Here is what the judges had to say.
“In 2 minutes and 45 seconds, Ellie Gordon-Moershel puts us in the seat of an unknown main character, waiting to travel, somewhere, we don’t know. Through this recording we get a glimpse of her life, where she has been, and who she has known. The script is elegant and moving, light and deep at the same time. With a simplistic and brilliant sound design Ellie Gordon-Moershel creates a true gem.”
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
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
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