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CALL FOR DISPATCHES

Traveling for the holidays? Facing the trials and tribulations--and rewards--of family? Send us your Dispatch about it. For our Dispatch section, we're looking for audio stories recorded right there, on the spot, on location, with background noise included, focusing on place and atmosphere. See our guidelines for more info. And get out there, look around, write, and record!

Stories from Our Print Journal Partners

The Drum partners with Harvard Review, Ploughshares, AGNI, and Post Road to bring you audio versions of the selected stories from these journals' print editions. Check here regularly for audio recordings performed by local actors. Grab a copy of their newest issues so you can read along while you listen.

Special Projects

From time to time, The Drum publishes special audio literary projects beyond our weekly short fiction and essays. MuseFlash with Grub Street's Muse and the Marketplace conference, Zip-Code Stories with WBUR, Stories on the Street, and recorded live events with the Boston Book Festival and Grub Street are just some of the additional programs you’ll find here.


theme: comedy

theme: crisis

theme: relationships

theme: family

genre: essay

novel excerpt

short fiction

under 10 min

under 20 min

under 30 min

under 40 min
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