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Call For Submissions - EVP 4

If you're confused by my timing: yes, submissions for EVP 3 are still open. I am allowing 2 weeks for submissions for each edition; as they are published weekly, there is some overlap. There is one week left for submissions on EVP 3; 2 weeks left for submissions on EVP 4.

Now, to business!

Firstly, Update on EVP 3 Call for Submissions:

In case you missed the memo, I am accepting submissions beyond the stories specified in the call for subs on EVP 3. Excess submissions will go into a supplementary fic-only podcast, or, if there are less than an hour's worth; will be posted as individual tracks available for download from the Show Notes. So please consider submitting a gen story that won a Lawrence Award! mona1347 has volunteered as sub-editor for EVP 3, feel free to contact either her or myself with your queries regarding submissions.

Vox Pops - haven't got enough of these to run with it yet. Of course, the content of EVP is always decided by what you're willing to send me, I just thought Vox Pops would be a cool idea, is all ;) If you're still not sure what they are - know how on TV or radio sometimes when they randomly approach people on the street with a microphone and ask them a question? usually an opinion-oriented one? then they edit them all together so it's like this collection of really short opinion pieces from random people, usually displaying the diversity of opinion in everyday people. I've heard other podcasts do it, and it was pretty cool. You can remain anonymous if you want (though, you'd have to email it to me - i just wouldn't publish your name in the Show Notes).

If that kind of thing sounds at all interesting to you - like, you'd want to hear it! - please please record me a quick 30 second piece and send it over. I mean, cmon, if I made a post that asked questions like this, you'd take 30 seconds to comment with your opinion, yeah?

Fics - The reader I had for an excerpt of nilchance & beanside's 'Of Bastard Saints' fell through. Any takers? thanks, embroiderama!

You have until August 27 to send in submissions for EVP 3: Lawrence Awards (gen)

EVP 4 – Lawrence Awards (slash): Call for submissions & contributions

No matter how you feel about fandom awards and their place in fandom politics, in a fandom as tightly-focussed as Supernatural the Lawrence Awards have arguably provided a reasonably accurate representation of our tastes and loves in SPN fanfiction. For the next two editions EVP will be focussing on the stories that came out on top in the Lawrence Awards, interviewing the Best Overall Authors, recording some of the winning stories, and giving you the opportunity to voice your opinion with the Vox Pops.

Submissions close: 3rd September, 2006

Comment to claim items up for adoption.

Items will be struck through as they are adopted and thus become unavailable.

Submissions are open for any story that fits the theme for this edition.

If there are enough stories submitted (additional to those below), a supplementary fic-only edition will be also released. If there are not enough for a full hour, links to individual track downloads of the excess stories will be posted with the Show Notes.

Submissions that do not fit into the guidelines below will not be accepted for this edition.


I'm looking for a sub-editor for this edition of EVP. You don't need any extensive technical skills, just time and energy! Essentially the role of the sub-editor is to make my job a little easier - spreading the word about the call for submissions, motivating readers to record stories, possibly chasing up authors and/or potential stories to get permission, a lot of prodding and poking! As I said - no technical skill required (I'll still work on the editing side of things), besides maybe explaining to someone how to upload their file, or pointing them to the Guide to Contributing.

If you're interested in helping out in this role for this edition, please comment here or email me: evp.podcast@gmail.com.

ETA: yay! misshallelujah is now sub-editor of this edition.

If you're interested in being a sub-editor for a future edition, go to the Schedule of themes entry.


The following stories have been approved by the authors and require readers. If you would like to volunteer, please respond to this post with the story you'd like to adopt.

What I Keep and What I Carry by poisontaster
Adopted by kali_sama

I'm Not Touching You (And Other Annoying Games Little Brothers Play) byapocalypsos
Adopted by exsequar

False Comforts by maygra
Adopted by jdsampson

Although the fics above will be the only ones included in the main podcast, I am accepting other submissions of Lawrence Awards slash winners in mind of having a fic-only supplementary edition. In other words, if you submit a recording that fits this theme, it will be published - either in the supplementary 'cast or, if I don't receive an hour's worth of excess submissions, as individual files for download with the Show Notes.

Please remember to read the Guide to Contributing before submitting material.


poisontaster cleared out the slash categories of this year's Lawrence Awards, winning Best Overall Slash story for What I Keep and What I Carry; Best Sam (Slash) and First Runner-Up Best Slash Epic for Every Broken Thing (co-written with mona1347); Second Runner-Up Best Dean (slash) for Halo (in Reverse); Best Slash PWP for Like a Hurricane (co-written with mona1347); First Runner-Up Best Slash AU for the Heart 'verse; Best Episode-based Slash story for The Ice is Thin (co-written with mona1347); First Runner-Up best Het PWP for The Way I'm Loving You; and of course - Best Overall Slash Author.

poisontaster's stories cut to the heart; simultaneously unravelling and re-weaving the elements that form the core of the Sam/Dean relationship. She constructs a dynamic that is both infinitely complicated and fraught with risk while at the same time absolute in its simplicity, exploring each facet of both characters and their relationship without straying out of character. The oscillation between hope and despair even in a single 'verse never compromises the author's grasp on the nature of her subjects, managing to convey not only the love the characters have for each other, but the love she, and her readers, have for them also. Prolific and consistently high-quality, poisontaster is clearly a fandom favourite!

In EVP 4 I'll be interviewing poisontaster, and would like to invite listeners to submit questions for me ask her.

You can email your questions to evp.podcast@gmail.com before August 27.

All of poisontaster's stories can be read here.


Vox Pops are short, spontaneous opinion pieces in response to a topical question. Anyone may submit an audio response to the Vox Pop question. See the Guide to Contributing for more information on exactly how.

EVP 4's Vox Pop: Are the Lawrence Awards results an accurate reflection of fandom tastes?

You may leave your response anonymous if you wish. Depending on the number of Vox Pop submissions, it is possibly that not all responses will be used.  


Submissions of banners and buttons for this edition of EVP are also welcome. These graphics will be hosted on EVP's server and offered for listeners and contributors to post on their own sites or blogs.

Buttons should be 100x40 pixels.
Banners should be 250x100 pixels.

All banners and buttons should have the text: EVP 4: Lawrence Awards (slash) and the url of the community: spnfic-podcast.livejournal.com

All graphics submissions will be used. You can email your submissions to evp.podcast@gmail.com any time before the closing date.


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
Hey, I'll read for you if you like - as long as you give me the exact excerpt you want read. I don't have the strength to stress over picking it out. Of Bastard Saints or False Comforts if you like.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
I can do that! which do you prefer reading - slash or nonslash? it's up to you which of the two you'd like to read (or, yaknow, you can go with both if you want!!)

thanks so much!
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
False Comforts is great, it's one of my favorites.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Excellent! mine too :D omg, excited now!

i'll ask maygra if there's a part she wants to specify, or I'll choose one. either way, i'll email you in the next day or so.

Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
... wait, someone just commented that instant to read bastard saints. can i put you down for false comforts?
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
I'd really love to read a fic by impertinence but don't know about it fitting in with the themes.

Are fics only being put on podcasts that fit those themes? Do you still want people to send in fics even if they don't know where it will fit?

Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm encouraging people to take a look at the schedule of themes and think of stories that could fit in with them.

The themes themselves are pretty broad, too - for example, the Creatures one doesn't mean stories *only about* creatures - it means stories where the general plot is structured on a hunt, or a creatures. Every other variation is open.

Or, the Metallicar edition - doesn't have to be from the car POV, or *about* the car - but the car should play a reasonably significant role in it. Eg. for the slash ed of that one - sex in the back seat/over the hood/in the trunk!

So if impertinence has a story you think has a recognisable element of one of the themes in it - then please, go ahead and read :) just make sure you stick your hand up ASAP when i open up submissions for the particular theme, ok?

Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I'll be sure to stick my hand up when you open submissions. :)
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
Fabulous!! :D thank YOU.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
I'd love to read apocalypsos's piece for the slash podcast! :)
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Excellent! you'll need to choose an excerpt - about 3000 word's worth.

thank you!
Aug. 22nd, 2006 08:12 am (UTC)
Afraid I won't be able to send you my reading until I get my laptop back, which hopefully should be before the deadline. If not, PT has a copy already :)
Aug. 22nd, 2006 08:13 am (UTC)
Excellent! as long as there's a backup plan that ensures it gets here by the deadline, I'm all happy :D

Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
*raises hand* And a backup backup plan... I have a copy too. :D

Just sent you an e-mail!
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