to send me for airing on "The Book, With Earl Merkel": this comment to Lori Hays, in response to my parallel request to other AOTA hosts for short “promo spots” for their own shows, might ease some fears you potential-essay-submitters might have:
“em>chuckle> Nobody I know can limit their speech to 30 sec, Lori. Heck, that’s why I solicit “no more than three minutes” for the “audio essays” from writer-listeners: I KNOW they’re gonna go longer (even without our “edits” to add music, sound FX, needed “breath pauses,” etc.), but it does seem to keep ‘em under a half-hour “read.” So go for it; I’ll deal with “Moby Dick-Length” submissions here, myself….”
Hence, if any of YOU have something you’d like to read on-air on “The Book, With Earl Merkel,” send it to me via the “Contact Earl” link on my website, www.earlmerkel.com.
em>grin> If it goes longer than the so-called “mandate” of three minutes… well, so be it.
BTW, if you missed our first two editions of “The Book, With Earl Merkel,” they’re archived for downloading/streaming audio at the Authors On The Air website. Here’s a direct link to last night’s (June 9) show, but our June 2 debut is also there: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsglobalradionetwork/2013/06/10/t...
— Earl Merkel