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    Get Started! Do what you love: write!

    Write a 2250-word original fiction short story using the character prompt set in your area.  Write a story arc that creates a revelation about the character.  You may interpret the character and plot of the story any way you wish.  Your goal is to write an interpretation of the character and his/her story that showcases your creativity and skill as a writer.  Stories may be written on any theme, in a genre and in any POV.   Your story should stand on its own, unconnected to any other story on the podcast.

    The Only Question Podcast Process

    #1 - Inspiration

    We will begin accepting our first submissions for our debut Dallas season in early May.  So, start writing now!  Prompts for Dallas Season 1 are online now, so start writing!  If you want to be notified when submissions are open, please email us with your contact information.

    #4 - Editing

    Your production fee includes two passes with our content editors.  If you are selected for the podcast, our content editors believe your submission can be podcast-ready in those two passes.  If your work is not podcast-ready by the end of the second content editor pass, you may require more editing sessions.  Additional late-stage editing sessions can be purchased on our web site for $5/page requiring more work.

    #2 - Submit Story

    Writers pay a $15 submission fee on our website with each story submission.  Your short story must be submitted via our web site in Microsoft Word.  Your submission will be evaluated by our content team and considered for the podcast.  You will be notified of the selection results by email.  Be bold... Submit a story!

    #5 - Audio Production

    Once your story is approved for audio production, you will be contacted by our audio production partner in your area.  Stories run roughly fifteen minutes on the podcast, so required studio time will be scheduled at thirty minutes.  Our writers receive performance tips and in-studio advising from the audio engineer.  If you require another audio production session, more audio production time can be purchased on our web site.

    #3 - You Made It!

    Two of our content editors review each submission. Writers selected for The Only Question Podcast will be notified of their selection status after June 1, 2018.   Selected writers must pay their production fee of $350 and accept Terms and Conditions to accept their selection to appear on the podcast.

    #6 - Marketing

    Your recorded story will be slotted into one of eight podcast episodes in a season.  The podcast is distributed to podcast directories and featured on our web site along with your author bio and content.  The podcast will be marketed using social media, podcast marketing services and direct marketing.  Our writers’ exposure will expands through The Only Question Podcast’s ongoing, collective marketing efforts.

    #1 - Inspiration

    We will begin accepting our first submissions for our debut Dallas season in early May.  So, start writing now!  Prompts for Dallas Season 1 are online now, so start writing!  If you want to be notified when submissions are open, please email us with your contact information.

    #2 - Submit Story

    Writers pay a $15 submission fee on our website with each story submission.  Your short story must be submitted via our web site in Microsoft Word.  Your submission will be evaluated by our content team and considered for the podcast.  You will be notified of the selection results by email.  Be bold... Submit a story!

    #3 - You Made It!

    Two of our content editors review each submission. Writers selected for The Only Question Podcast will be notified of their selection status after June 1, 2018.   Selected writers must pay their production fee of $350 and accept Terms and Conditions to accept their selection to appear on the podcast.

    #4 - Editing

    Your production fee includes two passes with our content editors.  If you are selected for the podcast, our content editors believe your submission can be podcast-ready in those two passes.  If your work is not podcast-ready by the end of the second content editor pass, you may require more editing sessions.  Additional late-stage editing sessions can be purchased on our web site for $5/page requiring more work.

    #5 - Audio Production

    Once your story is approved for audio production, you will be contacted by our audio production partner in your area.  Stories run roughly fifteen minutes on the podcast, so required studio time will be scheduled at thirty minutes.  Our writers receive performance tips and in-studio advising from the audio engineer.  If you require another audio production session, more audio production time can be purchased on our web site.

    #6 - Marketing

    Your recorded story will be slotted into one of eight podcast episodes in a season.  The podcast is distributed to podcast directories and featured on our web site along with your author bio and content.  The podcast will be marketed using social media, podcast marketing services and direct marketing.  Our writers’ exposure will expands through The Only Question Podcast’s ongoing, collective marketing efforts.

    You write.  You keep what you write.
    You get the exposure you need to find your audience.
    You don’t have to market your writing alone.  We market and promote your work.
    Join us in a new way to market independent writers.

    Independent Writers, We Want To Hear From You!

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