SegalChord is looking for a freelance writer talented in science fiction with the ability to write audio drama script. We are looking for a writer to craft a 3 episode story, each episode shall be 10-15 minutes long. Our productions are distributed for free over the internet and garner about 20,000 downloads a month.
You will be given a plot in which you will craft the story around.
"Advice to would-be writers? Quite frankly, I believe there is only one piece of advice anyone can give, and it’s exactly the same as that given by the Greek philosopher Epictatus in about 100AD: ‘If you wish to be a writer, write.’ You can only learn the craft by doing it, and keeping on doing it. You can only get through the door by hammering on it, and keeping on hammering on it, until somebody opens it. And when they do, you must have something of your own to show them, so you must keep on writing spec scripts until one is accepted, or leads to a commission." - Anthony Read. Doctor Who script editor.
If you are a professional writer, or someone who wants to learn the craft of writing, or just someone who has always wanted to write a Doctor Who story, then may we humbly offer the services of The Doctor Who Audio Dramas.
SegalChord Productions is a group of professional, semi-professional, and amateur actors who have been making The Doctor Who Audio Dramas since 1982. Currently, we have over 160 stories.
Our aim is not only to create an entertaining show, but to provide a learning experience for up and coming writers and actors. A place where people can "cut their teeth" as the saying goes. The Doctor Who Audio Dramas is an excellent place to hone your skills before diving into the unforgiving world of professionalism. To date, it has been our honour to have worked with several writers and script editors who have already been or have turned professional. Perhaps you will be next!
As a writer, our script editor will work with you, helping you to polish your work for production as well as providing pointers and examples instead of just giving you a "thumbs up or thumbs down" as you would receive from a professional publishing firm or studio. When your work is finally finished, it will be produced complete with sound effects and music.
The standard rate for this type of script is $10-15 per episode. Bid accordingly. Your bid should reflect your quote for the ENTIRE script, not the per-episode amount.
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When bidding, please list some of your experience and/or a sample of some work.