Working Title accepts short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Our audio format offers the unique opportunity to experience great creative writing through the voices of writers themselves.
Current Reading Period: November 1 – December 7
Theme: Winter Solstice
See our Call for Submissions to find out what we’re excited to hear!
Currently, the podcast publishes the original work of writers connected to the University of Central Florida (undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff, and alumni) in 4-5 special, themed episodes each year.
Submission audio should be between five and ten minutes long. If you are unable to access recording equipment, we will consider the submission of manuscripts no longer than 1000 words, although preference will be given to audio submissions.
At the beginning of your recording, clearly state your full name, your association with UCF (undergrad junior; graduate first year, faculty, etc.), and the title of your piece. Then, your reading should follow.
All submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
Your email submission should include:
1 – A short bio (50 words or less).
2 – A one-sentence description (logline) for your piece.
3 – Your audio file as an attachment.
4 – Your original text (MS Word file, optional).
Be sure to speak slowly and clearly as you read.
Keep in mind, the quality of a clear recording from your phone is good enough. Just be sure you’re in a quiet room and any ambient noise is at a minimum.
If we want your piece, but the audio quality isn’t acceptable, we may ask you to re-record under different conditions.
If we choose your submission to appear on the podcast, you will be notified via email. If you would like to be contacted through another medium (a different email address, text, etc.), please be sure to include that information in the body of your email submission.
Please allow at least two weeks past the close of the current submission period before querying about the status of your submission. Submissions will only be considered when received within posted reading periods.
There is no pay associated with publication to the podcast. We’re broke college students, just like you. But, there’s the cool factor — you’ll have a publishing credit to your name. You can tweet about it to the world!
Please know that we do not tolerate any form of bigotry in the work we publish.
Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon!