Hi again, webfiction crew! It's that time again -- Michael and I are getting ready to record a new EpiCast, and that means we're putting a call out to webserial writers and readers to submit stuff for our next episode, which will be recorded next weekend (June 3, to be precise). We cover the world of webfiction serials in many formats (text-based, audio, graphic, video...) and share news, installment recaps and story previews, answer questions from listeners, and have a discussion about a topic relevant to the online reading and entertainment community.
Note: all submissions below are due June 1, and can be sent to editor at epiguide dot com. Yes, I know, email! Apparently that's passe, but since the stuff we need is longer than 140 characters, Twitter is out. Sorry gang, better fire up the wayback machine and use Gmail or whatever!
So, what are we looking for?
RECAPS: The deadline for getting your recaps to us is Friday, June 1.
For writers who'd like to submit recaps of your recent serial installment(s), please submit about a paragraph (of about 250 words or so) focusing on a single storyline. (Recapping one plot is usually better as it's usually more interesting than less detailed, scattered plot points.) As always we may use your recaps as-is, or as a stepping-off point to look at your serial and add our own spin to things.
Please bear in mind that we can be a bit irreverent, so please don't submit if some light-hearted cracks would bother you. Otherwise, send your recap along with your serial's title, URL, and your name.
Also, if you want to send a line of a preview related to that storyline, btw, please do so! It'll be nice to offer some scoops.
NEWS / TOPICS / QUESTIONS / FEEDBACK - Deadline: Friday, June 1
For news, we're looking for any tidbits that might interest our listeners, whether it's about a single serial or some topic that affects the community. Even if you've just read an interesting article that might be of interest, please send it along. Don't forget to include links to any stories or websites related to the news item.
If you're a reader who has some comments on trends or certain storylines we'd love to hear them, too. Or perhaps you have any questions, maybe technical or writing-related? If you're interested in hearing our thoughts on issues that are relevant to the Eppy or the webserial/writing/webseries world at large, we'll be happy to chat about it.
And as always, if you have a response to something we said on our previosu EpiCasts, we'd love to get your feedback.
In fact we'd love to hear your voices too, so if you have a question or feedback and are able to record audio, send us an MP3! The more voices the better.
Recording time is limited -- we'd like to use less time recapping and more time discussing topics -- so it'll be first-come, first-served as far as recaps go, with preference given to serials we haven't recapped yet, or not that often. That doesn't mean anyone should refrain from submitting, though: if we don't get many new submissions we'll certainly be happy to include those who are enthusiastic to participate again.
To repeat the above, send everything (and you can submit for more than one serial if you write multiple ones) to editor at epiguide dot com.
Finally, as always, whatever you send us, please be sure to let us know if it's okay to use your name on the air, or perhaps screenname / initials if you'd rather. And if you have questions about what to include, please feel free to let me know.
We do our best to support and highlight the fun and diversity in webfiction serials, so I hope we'll get plenty of participants! Thanks, guys.