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Looking for Published Novellas for podcast
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At Crime City Central we are looking for published crime novellas (dead tree published) to air on our podcast in serial form. Up to 24,000 words, more or less. Old or recent, even OOP, but you must…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cher Jul 6, 2013.

First Chapters for podcast
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At Crime City Central we're adding a monthly "first chapter" feature. Nov. 12 we kick off with the first chapter of Lucie Smoker's novel "Distortion."Now I need submissions for the coming months.…Continue

Tags: chapter, submissions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cher Nov 13, 2012.

Anybody write crime fact?
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Now that we're off the ground, Crime City Central would like to find a crime fact contributor. We're looking for someone who would like to do a monthly piece of short crime fact. Topic of your…Continue

Tags: writers, opportunity, Central, City, fact

Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Sobieck Jul 19, 2012.

Crime City Central debut!
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The new crime fiction podcast, Crime City Central, debuted yesterday to rave reviews! Lawrence Block's story was funny, twisted, and a roller coaster of suspense! Come hear this wild tale at…Continue

Tags: story, short, publicity, podcast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cher Jul 19, 2012.


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Assistant editor of Crime City Central, a new podcast from the producers of Starship Sofa. Narrator. Retired lawyer.
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We're looking for crime fiction to launch Crime City Central, a sister podcast to Hugo Award winning Starship Sofa. Interested published writers, please email Cher or friend me here!
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Copper Smith on Tales to Terrify

This Friday, March 8, 2012, come to to hear a brilliant and terrifying narration of a great crime short story by Copper Smith. "We Can't Dance Together" will make your spine tingle!

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 3:51am

First Chapters not working out on crime show

I'm learning that the crime novel differs from the horror and sci fi novel in the first chapter. A horror story includes some shivers and frights in the first pages. A science fiction story includes robots or nanotech or at least stars before chapter two.

With crime I'm finding that the first chapter is, more often than not, a 20-40 page establishment shot. It sets up the location and time period. That's all vital to the story, but in audio fiction it's slow, often even dull. The… Continue

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:23am

Advertise your publishing house, your upcoming book, your self-published book on a podcast

The District of Wonders Network, home of four genre podcasts (StarShip Sofa, Tales to Terrify, Crime City Central and Protecting Project Pulp) wants to take things up a notch. The original episode of SSS still gets downloaded 200 times a week. Our four shows get 70,000 downloads a month. That's a lot of audio traffic.

We'll air your story for free. Would you like to advertise your publishing house or another new venture? Are you interested in sponsoring a show? We've come up with a…


Posted on August 7, 2012 at 7:14am

More for your listening pleasure

Additional exceptional listens this week: Protecting Project Pulp had a great sci fi story from 1958, "Bread Overhead." Then on Pseudopod, the host of PPP narrated the creepy crawly "Coming to a Theater Near You."

Then slip back to July 27's Roundtable Podcast for "20 Minutes With Seanan McGuire," musician, artist, graphic novelist, and fiction/non-fiction writer. If she's not your fancy, drop back a few episodes for a workshop with guest host Seth Harwood, a heavy-duty noir…


Posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:57am

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At 6:01am on November 14, 2012, James Gary Vineyard said…

Cher, I dug out the story, El Dorado (originally called Tap the Brakes, Elvis!), and saw that it was about 4,000 words or 19 pages. Seems like you wanted something longer. Not sure it's in keeping with your genre, but if you'd like to look it over, I'll send it.


At 12:05pm on November 12, 2012, Liam Saville said…

Cher,  It's an Aussie book, by an Aussie author, so a matching accent would be fantastic.  Submission is on it's way...

At 11:54am on November 7, 2012, Donna Andrews said…

Thanks for the offer; will keep it in mind.

At 5:50am on October 18, 2012, Lucie Smoker said…

Cher, Crime City Central looks like an awesome project. What length of short stories do you prefer? I'm thinking about either writing a short story prequel to my book or if I don't have time, sending my first chapter (3250 words).  I just finished all of my edits and have a wee bit of time before my book launch in November.  Maybe I can put something together that you would like. 

At 7:32am on August 31, 2012, Steve Christie said…

Im afraid not.I do have three chapters up on my blog.

At 3:28pm on August 30, 2012, Lucie Smoker said…

Cher, thanks so much for the kind invite.  I do have some shorts I;ve been working on, but am under deadline with my publisher right now.  May I send one in a month or two?  Either way, I appreciate your kind offer,  Lucie

At 12:08pm on August 30, 2012, James Gary Vineyard said…
Yikes! Cher,
You've never read about the adventures of Harry Poter who runs a motel in Devil's Anus, Mississippi?
Okay, you got me. No excuse. And thanks so much for pointing out the typo.
I do have a short story called "Tap the Brakes, Elvis" and I'll get back to you as soon as I'm home.
Thanks for slapping me around,
At 12:02am on August 15, 2012, Mel Clayton said…

Hi Cher,

Thanks for the welcome and for the information on your podcast. Best wishes!


At 3:14am on August 10, 2012, Jennifer Chase said…

Thank you for the information Cher.  I will take a look and see if I can contribute.  Thanks again!

At 9:09pm on August 9, 2012, Linda Romero said…

That sounds very interesting Cher.  I'm definitely going to have to look over your site.

I've been a little preoccupied right now (I'm trying to buy a new home), but I'm hoping that can't last much longer and I can spend some time on this site.

Thanks for the welcome,



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