Radio Campfire, Detroit – Call for stories, deadline March 6

Like minds in Michigan – no pay, but definitely worth it for the networking/support of it all. Details below.


I'm thrilled to announce that members of the Detroit-area audio group I'm involved in, the Smitten Mitten Audio Collective, have started doing a quarterly listening event for which we are seeking your submissions.  We kicked things off last month in Ann Arbor to a packed house.  Details on what we're looking for and how you can submit are below…


Radio Campfire is an event series for creative audio stories. We gather round to listen, imagine and enjoy an evening of memorable radio documentaries, soundscapes and experimental sonic shorts. Think relaxed, magical and intimate, like the campfire (minus the burnt marshmallows.) 
We are now accepting submissions for our second event, on March 27th at the Matrix Theater in Southwest Detroit. The theme is 'Warmth'. Think broadly. We're listening for audio works about sun, summer, fires, spring, comfort, affection, kindness, lack of warmth, desire for warmth… surprise us!
What we're looking for: 
~ 2-8 minute pieces you might have related to our theme.
~ 2-8 minute pieces you've heard from other producers that might relate to our theme. 
~ 1 minute audio super-shorts related to the theme. (A good excuse to get into the audio sandbox & make something new!) 

~ No more than 2 submissions per producer 
Deadline: 11:59 pm on March 6th
How to Submit: Send an mp3 to with the following text copied and filled out in the body of your email:

Producer name
Producer phone number

1 – 3 sentence bio
Title of piece
One sentence on how piece relates to the theme "warmth" 
Anything else we need to know about the piece?
File name of attached piece

We will contact you by March 16th to let you know whether your work has been selected. 
Radio Campfire is a labor of audio love. We can't compensate you financially, but selected works will be promoted through our press, social media outlets, and included on our online program archive. 
Questions? Send an email to

Radio Campfire is curated and hosted by a small group of radio producers and audio artists in Southeast Michigan. Radio Campfire Counselors include Shannon Cason, Renee Gross, Laura Herberg, Juliet Hinely, Kyle Norris, Zak Rosen, and Stephanie Rowden.

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