Thursday, 18 April 2013
Short Stories Wanted
If blogging was easy, or so the saying goes, everyone would be doing it. That's as may well be but it isn't the 'blogging' that's hard, there's always something to say. No. The difficult bit is finding the time to update your musings with material that will appeal. Well, I hope that this blog will garner some interest.
I recently approached the radio station broadcasting to our local hospital in Port Talbot. Why, I enquired, are short stories not told to their listeners instead of the constant music. Not expecting a reply I was somewhat taken aback when I received an email from the station engineer at 10 o'clock in the evening. It appears that my idea was received with more than just a little enthusiasm. As a consequence, I'm now part of the team. However, we are short one, not unimportant, ingredient. SHORT STORIES.
I have recorded about half a dozen of mine and we're asking authors in South Wales to submit their stories for possible inclusion in our schedule. The stories need to be somewhere in the range of 2,000 to 5,000 words, although exceptions will be made for good material, of suitable content, we want to try to uplift the patients not fill them with despair and printed single sided one and a half lines spacing.
We are hoping that some authors may like to come to the station to read their own works and be interviewed. As we're a charity there's no payment but it is a way of getting your material heard and appreciated. Patients will be encouraged to submit feedback of stories they like.
I hope this plea will not go unheard and that we can bring to hospital patients something just that little bit different.
Stories should be sent, together with a brief bio, to: Radio Phoenix, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot, SA12 7BX.
I'll keep you posted.