Ends on November 3, 2018


The ABC is looking for radio and podcast drama series from experienced writers who are new to the audio medium. 

Submissions are for audio series of between four to eight episodes, of up to a maximum of 25 minutes duration for each episode.

The call-out is open to writers of fiction, memoir, theatre or screen with little or no experience writing for the audio medium. 

You must be a published writer to submit a work. This  includes works that have been professionally performed, but not self-published works. Please provide a bio and links to your previously published work. 

Works are commissioned through the Ian Reed Foundation – an independent trust supporting potential and aspiring writers for radio. 

Submissions will be judged by the Ian Reed Foundation committee for their suitability for the current (and potential) RN audience.

The Ian Reed Foundation will support the dramaturgical development and the production of the selected scripts in the ABC’s studios.

Deadline: Sunday 4 November

Ends on September 4, 2018

Welcome, this is your first port of call for pitching an idea to The History Listen, ABC RN's documentatry program. 

If you'd like to send us an idea for a documentary, please complete the page below, and hit submit.

We're looking for ideas for documentaries which explore:

*Australian and international history

*history which has not been well-documented,  or new interpretations of well-known events in the past

*a sense of narrative, and the imaginative use of sound 

*the use of eyewitness and oral history accounts

*a thorough understanding of the importance of this history in the present-day

*creative use of audio to tell the story: strong interviews, expert historical interpretation, along with compelling writing, location recordings, archives and other primary source documents, music