Hosts:The Gneech, Graveyard Greg, Buck Turner
- Welcome and host intros
- Sorry for the delay!
- Short Story Headlines
- Peter Beagle/ITV Settle Over Last Unicorn
- NJ.com Review of Five Short Story Collections
- eFiction, An Exciting eZine of Short Stories and Poetry in eBook Formats
- Followup and feedback from previous show
- Busta Lovecraft — A comic in which the rapper Busta Rhymes goes back and beats up H.P. Lovecraft for being racist.
- Chad Hershey: “Okay…I want to write a short story. I’ve been listening to the Short Story Geeks, and I think that a story idea I’ve had for a while now would do well as a short story. Now I just need to write it, and see where it goes from there.
“Now, maybe because I’m a short story neophyte, but how do you define a short story? Is it by word count, or something else? Oh, and thanks for the layout information…I’ve been double spacing after my periods since high school! Never knew it was only single space.”
- Gneech: Core terminology — what IS a short story? And what isn’t? (Hugo Awards: http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-categories/ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_count)
- Greg: The Way It Works Out and All by Peter S. Beagle (from the Jul/Aug issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
- Buck: The Restoration of Faith by Jim Butcher
THE BLOODY PEN OF THE RANTING EDITOR (27:30)
- Buck Turner: Writing for publication vs. writing for pleasure or online self publishing sites.
- Gneech: I got no plugs for myself this week. Go read Hark! A Vagrant!
- Greg: The usual webcomics (Carpe Diem, Dungeons & Denizens), the usual all call for submissions (FANG volume 5) and Unexpected Relationships, a short story set in the Carpe Diem universe. Get it FREE with coupon code XF45H until August 23rd!
- Buck: Thanking people for their last minute submissions to ROAR 4 that exceeded my expectations.
- Call for audience participation, suggestions, news items, general plugs
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This Week’s Music
- Regular intro and outro: “The Third Man Theme” by Rat City Brass, used by permission.
- Courtesy of The Podsafe Music Network: “Journey B” by DanielReal2K, “Flamenco” by B-Sea Surfers, “Naked Under Leather” by Rubber Band Banjo, “Banjo Roids” by ATL Producers, “Honey Cotton” by Alex Cebe, “Chilling Loop” by Upstairs, “Spooky Fractal Magic” by Embertime, “Turn It Up” by Danny Weis, “My Moon” by PJ73, and “Banjo Tango” by Cynthia Sayer.
- Courtesy of http://freemusicarchive.org: “Songe D’Automne” by Latché Swing, “Rythme Gitan” by Latché Swing, “Jovanko” by the Underscore Orchestra, and“Chosen Kale Mazel Tov” by the Underscore Orkestra.