Friday, April 27, 2012

Journey #34 - When The Black Bird Circles Back by Greg van Eekhout

The return of the black bird signals it is time Abigail and her community to take The Walk and face the secret that has kept her safe all these years.

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Greg van Eekhout, a favorite author of mine, has written many, many short stories, as well as three novels.  Norse Code is an adult urban fantasy about Ragnarok in modern-day LA.  His two middle-grade novels, Kid vs. Squid and The Boy at the End of the World, have been thoroughly enjoyed by young and old alike.  Greg is currently working on a new trilogy of books based on his short story, "The Osteomancer's Son".

Cast of characters:
Dani Cutler (of the Truth Seekers Podcast) as Abigail
Norm Sherman (of the Drabblecast) as Doc Gish
Graeme Dunlop (of Cast of Wonders) as the lead creature
Josh Roseman as Mr. Cragg
Julie Hoverson (of 19 Nocturne Boulevard) as Mrs. Cragg
Nathan lee (of Mirrorshards) as the Rider
Dave Thompson (of Podcastle) as the Rider's apprentice
Megan Latham as Michelle Gish
Marshal Latham as Mayor John, Abigail's father

Music used in this production: "The Saga Begins" and "Hymn of the Sky" by Celestial Aeon Project

Suggested Podcast Episode: "The Osteomancer's Son" by Greg van Eekhout on PodCastle.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Journey #33 - Midshipman Hornblower: The Dutchess and the Devil by C.S. Forester (presented by BBC)

Horatio finds honor and heroism despite imprisonment.

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The radio series "The Hornblower Story" (1968-69) was adapted from four of the Hornblower books by C.S.Forester. Dramatised into 20 half-hour parts by Val Gielgud, it was produced by Trevor Hill, and directed by Trevor Hill and Christopher Hayton Webb. Music by Johnny Pearson, special effects by David Fleming-Williams, Jack Hollinshead in conjunction with the Sea Training Association.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Journey #32 - The Comedy of Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith explains football, Hamlet, and the ride of Paul Revere.

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Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926 in in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's epic film, A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960–68 situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and in the 1986–95 legal drama, Matlock. Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005.

But before all that he was a comedian, delivering long stories told from the point of view of a rural backwoodsman trying to figure out what was going on with a particular subject.

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Journey Into... Submissions

Submissions for the Journey Into... Podcast will be open April 15, 2012. 


First of all, thank you for sending stories our way. I am Marshal Latham, the chief editor of the podcast. Judy Kyrala and Kris Carter are the submissions editors who will first receive your stories. 

Story Size 

We are interested in stories that are up to 2100 words in length. This is typically referred to as flash fiction, which I think by definition is between 1000 to 2000 words, but I extended it to 2100 words just to soften the border a bit and allow you the ability to "spill over" by a few words if necessary. The podcast does run longer stories, but those are not open for general submissions at this time. 


Unfortunately I am not offering any payment for flash fiction at this time. Hopefully, that will change. 

Story Content 

Genre: I am open to all genres, except for erotica. One of the things I am going for is variety: from sci-fi to mystery, fantasy to drama, horror to comedy, adventure, westerns, even romance, or any combination thereof.  I guess I do have a preference for speculative fiction, but I also like an assortment of fiction. 

Subject matter:  I do not want explicit sexual or violent content.  I am looking for stories from a G to PG-13ish range.  That is not to say that you cannot include a darker tinge or that I want you to pretend sexual feelings and activities don’t exist.  I just don’t want that to be the main focus of the story or contain graphic descriptions.  Listening to the podcast is probably your best guide. 

Where to send

You may send submissions by email to journeyintosubs (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Format of submission: 

Do not send attachments. 

The subject line of your email shall contain the title, in ALL CAPS, and the author (real or pseudonym) of the story.  For example: 


Within the body of the email, include your real name, physical address, email address, a minimal introduction (the story should speak for itself as far as qualifications), the title of the story, the byline, and the text of the story itself. 


We hope to get back to you with an acceptance/rejection within one month, probably sooner.  If you have not heard back from us in six months, please ask us about it. 

Creative Commons 

This podcast is produced under a Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-commercial, No Derrivitives) license.  The means that those who receive the podcast on their computer, tablet, phone, etc. are free to share it and distribute it as they like, but they are not allowed to sell it, or alter the material.  If this is not acceptable to you, then you would do best to submit elsewhere.