“Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title.” Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room
About Memoria Podcast
Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form, Memoria is a podcast which explores slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become. Whether it is the moment you leave your abusive partner, to the joy of discovering the taste of Wizz Fizz, these snapshots will be adapted into audio stories with actors, music, and sound.
The podcast will launch in May 2017, and will be published fortnightly on the Memoria website and through iTunes.
Memoria Podcast is now seeking submissions from writers.
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” Virginia Woolf, The Moment and Other Essays
Submission guideline summary
Pieces should be under 400 words, +/- 10 percent. Also note, we are only accepting written pieces, not pre-recorded audio pieces.
The work must fit within the genre of memoir. How you do this is up to you. We are open to all forms and styles, new voices and new ways of telling a story, however, the piece must thrive in an audio setting, that is, tell a story (beginning middle and an end) and engage the reader/listener.
All submitted work must be your own
Extracts of larger memoirs are permissible as long as the work you are submitting can stand alone.
Pieces that have already been published in written form are okay to submit, as long as they have not been published in audio format. You can submit the same piece to other audio publications at the same time, but we ask that you withdraw your submission from Memoria immediately when it is accepted elsewhere.
Multiple works can be submitted but must be sent individually.
What we don’t accept:
Works of fiction, gratuitous sex and violence, works that infringe on other copyright holders and libelous work.
Deadline April 30, 2017
Preparing your submission
Your work should be submitted as a word document with your first and last name clearly marked on the top of the document.
Only one work per Word document. Please don’t put submit multiple works on the Word document. A separate electronic form must be submitted for each work.
Style: It should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 point and double spaced. The title of your piece should be clearly marked in 14 point bold at the top of your piece.
Please name your file with your first name and last name, followed by the name of your work. E.g. Natalievella_thefrogs
Once you have prepared your Word document, you will then need to attach it to your online submission form.
Completing the online form
To fill out the online form, please click here.
A list of the terms and conditions can be found at the top of your online submission. Please read it carefully. By submitting your work, you are accepting the terms and conditions outlined.
You will be required fill in your name, contact details and the name of the work as shown below.
Please complete your social media profiles to help promote your work online. This is not mandatory, however, it will assist in promoting your work on social media channels.
A 50-word contextual introduction of your work must also be included. This will be published online, along with the podcast. The introduction will orientate listeners to your story. An example of a contextual introduction to your work may be; describing the mood before or after the moment you are writing about, a reflection of the moment you are writing about, the timeframe or establing the setting of your work, or the circumstances leading up to the moment you have written about.
Please include a 30-word bio. This may be included on the website.
Attach your work document. The file can be a .doc or a .docx
Congratulations! We look forward to reading your work!
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