UnFictional call for submissions

Call for pitches from KCRW's Unfictional. I've heard good things about them – drop a line if you want the inside scoop. -Mia

Hello past and future UnFictional contributors!

We’re coming up on the 4 year anniversary of this radio program/podcast! Our audience is slowly building, we’ve won some awards, stories from the show have been featured on other radio programs both here in the US and around the English-speaking world. All in all it’s been an exciting and rewarding run, and it’s due in no small part to the contributions of fantastic audio producers like yourself. We hope we’ve made a fun place to make interesting and unusual stories. We want to do more!

We’re looking for great story ideas to produce over the next few months. We’re open to anything as long as it fits the show tone as laid out in submissions guidelines:

Strong sense of story, a little weird, emotional, funny, strange twists and surprises… First-person non-narrated stories are always great. If the story has good sound components that’s a big plus.

We pay decently for a local show!

If you have any friends or colleagues who produce great work, feel free to forward this message to them as well. You can send your pitches to me at this address or to unfictional@kcrw.org

Look forward to hearing from you!

Bob Carlson
UnFictional producer

UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in. The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country.UnFictional is one part of the Independent Producer Project, an initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent radio producers and other writers and artists. The idea is to create a clearinghouse of creativity both online and on the air.

The program is hosted and curated by KCRW producer, Bob Carlson. He has an ear for compelling radio stories that are funny, sad, sincere and often dark. Listen for stories of hometowns and family secrets, as well as tales of drugs, sex, and aliens (both extraterrestrial and earthbound.) The stories on UnFictional will stick in your head like a memory.

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