Happy almost-February, and welcome to year 5 of the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology! As we have for the past four years, we'll be collecting short lady-centric podfics by different readers in different fandoms to release as an anthology (and as a collection of individual files) on the final day of halfamoon
If you are not familiar with this project, you can see the previous four anthologies here
, and here
.Changes from previous years:
- Rather than requiring that a character identifies as female in canon, we are only requiring that they identify as female within the fic you are recording. This change was inspired by intransitive's excellent Rule 63 meta here.
- The maximum number of podficlets included in the collection by a single podficcer is being lowered from 10 to 8 this year. If you'd like to create more than 8 podfics for the spreadsheet/collection, awesome, but let us know which 8 you would like to have included in the anthology itself. If you create more than 8 and don't state a preference for which to include, the mods will go ahead and make the call.
Everything below is the same as in previous years! As always, we LOVE new voices, so we're hoping this will still be relevant to many participants :)To Podficcers
: Interested in participating? We'd love to have you. Even though we're working with a relatively short time-frame, it should be a low-stress project, even for people who are new to podficcing, since we are only looking for short podficlets: based on stories of less than 1500 words (with many being as short as 1-2 minutes). If you'd like to record something for this anthology, please comment here or at the corresponding post
with your preferred method of contact (email or PM), and we'll send you the link to the spreadsheet where we'll be keeping track of all the podfics.
Here are some good places for finding short fics about female characters:
-Awesome Ladies Ficathon (LJ)
-Real Women Fest
-Female Character Trope Fest
-The Bechdell Test Comment Ficathon
-The Bechdell Test Comment Ficathon II
-I am the Plot, Babe: A Villainess Ficathon
-Where No Woman: Un-erasing the women of Star Trek
-The Femslash February Collection
-The Misses Clause Challenge from Yuletide
-The Women Being Awesome
, Female Characters
, and Female Relationships
tags at the AO3, sorted by wordcount.
Since this project has a quick turnaround time, you may want to refer to the list of authors who have given Blanket Permission to Podfic
, so that you can get started recording stories right away!To the Podcurious
: A number of prolific podficcers have gotten their start by contributing to previous years of this anthology. If you have ever thought you might like to create podfic, this is a really great starting place. It's low pressure, you'll get a ton of listeners, you're contributing to a cool fanwork that celebrates our love for female characters, and it's not too intense of a spotlight, because your piece is in the company of many other voices.To Everyone
: Feel free to comment with links to other fests or specific works that you think would be a good fit for this anthology. Additionally, we are looking for beta listeners who can absolutely commit to at LEAST two hours of beta listening between February 10th and 12th. Please let us know if you'd be available and interested, we'd be very grateful!To Authors:
It would be totally awesome if some authors wanted to get involved, in pod_together
style, to create short female-centric pieces for the anthology in collaboration with podficcers. If you’re an author who’s interested, please comment below. Podficcers who would like this sort of collaboration, please reply directly to the authors.
Below the cut is a little more information on what we're looking for with these podfics and how they should be submitted.( Submission Guidelines )