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Got a story that may or may not be ready to send out into the world? That you want to tweak, but you’re not sure how? Bring it on. We’ll tell you what we think.
Story Strumpets is the exciting new literature podcast from the makers of endless cups of coffee and really strong G&Ts, Sharon Mertins, Erin O’Loughlin and Dunja Medakovic.
We have a lot of workshopping, fiction editing and competition judging experience. And a lot of opinions.
Send us your short story, that problem kid that has potential but you’ve given up on. If it fits, we’ll read it on our podcast. We’ll tell you what we think is working and what’s not. It’s just like a short story workshop group, but from the comfort of your own living room (or bathtub, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts, we’re not judging you).
You will get: Valuable and honest feedback on your story (for free!)
You won’t get: ripped to shreds, hurtful comments or non-constructive critique
What do we get? A new story to read and an excuse to talk, a lot.
*Stories must be no more than 1500 words, and must be complete short stories. We will not read unfinished work, or book extracts. Any genre is ok, but we won’t read work promoting racist, sexist or divisive views. Yes, ok, we lied – we do have some standards.
*Please be aware that having your story workshopped by us may affect where you can have it published. Some journals may consider a podcast as previously published. So far, the ones we’ve spoken to have absolutely no issue with this as long as you are upfront about it having been workshopped in a podcast. But it’s impossible to contact every single one. Others, again, even accept reprints. When in doubt, if you have a particular journal in mind for a story, you should check with them first, and let us know. It’s helpful information.
Having said that, we’re all writers. We know how it is. Our aim with Story Strumpets is to create a platform that will help you keep on writing, keep on learning and propel your craft.
So, if you think your story could fit, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org We’d love to read it!
Story Strumpets Podcast’s tracks