Are you a writer? Want to set one of your short stories in the Twilight Histories universe and get it launched as a fully produced show? Now’s your chance…
I’m looking for quality time travel, world splitting stories–the more creative the better. Set your world in the deep past among the mega fauna of the Pleistocene. Place your characters in a Zulu city on the moon. Send us on a voyage of discovery to Australia on board a Carthaginian ship.
This is your story. This is your world!
The Twilight Histories Universe
Your story must take place in the Twilight Histories universe. While your story may be wild and creative, please no magic or miracles. We follow the laws of physics.
The Twilight Histories is a time travel or ‘world splitting’ company based in the 24th century. The company leases an old particle accelerator in the Chinese city of Urumqi located in Central Asia. China is in the middle of a civil war, so this is a dangerous place and as a consequence rent is cheap.
People who use the Twilight Histories come from a number of stripes. Some are adrenaline junkies. Some are biologists and anthropologists from universities. There are amateur historians who want to meet the great figures. There are soldiers who want to experience battle holding a sword and shield. Others are agents who work for the Twilight Histories. They explore worlds, guide tourists and sometimes rescue them. The important thing is that your main character should have a motivation to split a world.
Your character will be given a costume and a chip. The chip has two main functions. It allows the character to speak virtually any language ever spoke, while learning new ones quickly. But the majority of its memory is devoted to getting your character home through a type of homing device that communicates with the Twilight Histories. It’s important for the chip to remain firmly lodged in its jack at the back of the skull because this is the only way the Twilight Histories can return your character home.
Splits tend to last around three years. Because the science is uncertain and the particle accelerator is old and clunky, you can never be sure when your character will be pulled out.
Experienced Writers Only
The keyword for your story is ‘quality’. I’ve pushed myself for years to produce the highest quality stories I’m capable of. I’ve read books on how to write fiction. I’ve gone through the gauntlet, writing stories and having them judged by thousands of people. I’ve struggled for years to become an effective writer. I say this not to brag, but to show you that I’ve put in the time to make the Twilight Histories the best show I can possibly produce.
I’m offering this opportunity to writers who have also burnt the midnight oil and laboured at their craft. If you’ve written a book, won an award, had your short stories published in a magazine, this is the type of thing I’m looking for from you.
Another important factor is that you’re a fan of the podcast. You have to listen to the podcast and really get it. If you know and love this show and are jumping at the bit to have your very own Twilight Histories adventure story told, that’s going to make a huge difference. Your excitement at being part of this is going to shine through.
What You’ll Get
You’ll get your story read by either myself or some other voice actor or quality guest podcaster. Your story will be produced with music and sound effects to heighten the mood. I want this to be a portfolio piece for you and I want you to feel proud of it.
You’ll get a plug for your book, website, blog, Twitter account or whatever you want. I’ll make sure to drive traffic to you both from the website and through the podcast itself.
The Twilight Histories has a good size audience. On its first day off the press, your show will be downloaded thousands of times. It will remain on the feed for life and as the Twilight Histories grows with time, your exposure and the amount of traffic you receive will continue to expand.
Here’s an example of the kind of analytics you can expect from your show. More than 10,000 listens in less than a month!
The Twilight Histories has an amazingly supportive fan base. These dedicated listeners expect only the best time travel adventures, and when you give it to them, they’ll love you for it. They’re hungry for your story! Look what people are saying about the show…