Welcome, friends, to year EIGHT of the Ladies Podfic Anthology! As before, 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.Changes this year
- The submission deadline is February 7th, and we will post on February 21st.
- The theme for this year's anthology is awakening. It's optional—all podfics are welcome as long as they follow the rules laid out in the Submission Guidelines—but feel free to let it inspire you if you'd like.
- We are lowering the limit of podfics an individual reader can include in the anthology from 8 to 5. Readers are still allowed to submit as many podfics as they want to the spreadsheet and the AO3 collection.
- We are slightly adjusting the required information spoken at the beginning of each podfic. Previously, it included "by [author]." This has been adjusted to "written by [author]."
If you are not familiar with this project, you can see the previous seven anthologies here
, and here
Please make sure you read and follow the Submission Guidelines below the cut. It helps everything flow together much better, and it makes the mods' jobs so much easier!To Podficcers
: Interested in participating? We'd love to have you. This should be a low-stress project, even for people who are new to podficcing, due to the word-count: 1500 words or less (with many being as short as 1-2 minutes). If you'd like to record something for this anthology, please fill out this quick google form
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:
-The Women Being Awesome
, Female Characters
, POV Female Character
, and Female Relationships
tags at the AO3, limited to word counts of 1500 or less.
-The Misses Clause Challenge from Yuletide
-Awesome Ladies Ficathon
(original LJ ficathon deleted, but these works crossposted to AO3 remain)
-Real Women Fest
-Female Character Trope Fest
-The Bechdel Test Comment Ficathon
-The Bechdel 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
Since this project has a relatively 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 lot 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 8th and 11th. Please let us know if you'd be available and interested; we'd be very grateful!To Authors:
We've had some awesome authors get involved in the past, 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 and is seeking podficcers to work with, feel free to comment below. Podficcers who would like this sort of collaboration, please reply directly to the authors.
Below the cut is important information on what we're looking for with these podfics and how they should be submitted.( Submission Guidelines )