When I won the World Audio Short Story Writer competition back in April this year, my prize was to have my story, ‘Singing For The Terrified’ recorded by an actor and…finally… it’s now on the Short Story Radio website! (Hmm, along with an interview with me in which I sound like I’ve got a cold! Or maybe I just hadn’t had my morning coffee).
Anyway, should you wish to listen to the story (it’s 15 mins long – I should warn you – but it’s not particularly ‘taxing’!) then you can find it here.
It’s a strange feeling to hear someone else read your story but the actor, Lisa Armytage has done a really good job. She’s got the voice of my character Renee Cheek, for example, exactly as I imagined it in my head.
If you fancy having one of your stories recorded and broadcast, by the BBC, no less, they’ve got a call for short stories here. You can only submit one story and there are transcripts of other stories that they’ve broadcast, on the webpage, to give you an idea of the kind of thing they’re looking for. You have to submit by 14th December, so don’t leave it too late!