600 Second Saga
Don’t know how to listen to podcasts? I’m here to help!
Just make it easy!
What are podcasts?
Basically a radio program on the computer. Or like going to the library and picking a series, and then the rest of them are already checked out when are ready for the next one.
If you can think of it, if it is your hobby, something you like, there is a podcast about it. It is the internet, it exists.
Podcasts can be regular, weekly, monthly, daily, or irregular sort of whenever the podcaster puts them out. You can have video podcasts. Most podcasts are audio. They can also range from just a few minutes up to hours and hours.
So how do I listen?
Do you have a smart phone? If you do get an app. For iPhones or iPads I cannot recommend Overcast highly enough. Once you’ve downloaded it, tap the plus in the upper right corner, then find a podcast.
Go ahead and try with my podcast (you knew this was going to come up!) Just type 600 Second Saga into the search directory.
You can add a single episode, or subscribe so every time a new episode comes out it will download right to your phone.
I don’t have an iPhone!
Stitcher is a fine cross platform tool. (Meaning you can use it on your Android phone, or desktop, probably not Blackberry, Windows phone apparently not. Windows phone users might be on your own. I spent over an hour trying to help a friend with this, it was a challenge.)
You can listen on the page of the podcast. On the side of the page you’ll see a player, click and listen. You can also subscribe on YouTube if you are a YouTube fan.
For other podcasts, most of them will have the ability to listen directly from their webpage as well.
And Overcast has a website too. (I swear this isn’t an ad for Overcast, it is just the best tool I’ve found.)
I did user test these steps with a couple smart but not tech savvy people in my life, but if this still confuses you please comment and I’ll be happy to update it or help you.
Destroyer of Worlds by Stefan Budansew.
Stefan Budansew has been storyteller his entire life, however he only started writing the stories down in 2013. Initially encouraged by Nanowrimo, Stefan published his first short novel, Immersion, in 2015, and has several other works in progress. He also assists with the 600 Second Saga podcast and encourages others to share all the stories which they keep inside. Stefan has a love of science fiction, old-school tabletop gaming and video games.
Music is provided by MADS.
You can support 600 Second Saga by giving us a 5-star review on your podcast tool or by becoming a patron.
18 Minutes by Mariah Avix.
You can learn more about Mariah Avix at 600 Second Saga.
18 Minutes is flash fiction challenge based on someone else’s character. I selected Karen Boyd from Scary Hippopotamus.
Music is by MADS.
You can support 600 Second Saga by giving us a 5 star review on your podcast tool or by becoming a patron.
I’m starting a podcast at the end of March. It will be 600 Second Saga. It will be a flash fiction podcast. 600 seconds (or 10 minutes) or less of science fiction and fantasy delivered as a weekly podcast.
I will be writing and reading my own works, but I’d also like to read flash fiction from other authors.
I am in search of pieces that are 1,000 words or less that float anywhere within or near the sci-fi and fantasy realms. I’ll read it. Put the audio, along with credits and plugs for your work, in my podcast. I’ll make sure that you get the audio to use on your site as well.
600 Second Saga Submission Guidelines
- Flash fiction pieces less than 1,000 words (750-1000 ideally)
- Science fiction and fantasy
Rights and payment:
- You retain all your rights – reprints are encouraged – give me a place to point people if they’d like to buy your work
- You’ll receive a copy of the audio and be able to use that on your site or to promote your work
- Work will be posted on the podcast feed for at least 3 months – after that you can contact me to take it down
- There is no payment
How do I submit?
- Email your flash fiction to email@example.com with 600 Second Saga Submission in the subject
- Story title
- Your pen name
- A short bio
- Links – where can your stuff be purchased?
- Any publishing history
- I’ll respond to let you know it was received within 48 hours, decision on the piece will be within a month
I’m also open to artwork, please contact me directly.