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. 

We are happy to consider adaptations of previous work, although we want to engage with writers looking to create works for the audio medium. This will often mean substantial structural and scripting changes. We are not looking to make straight readings of published works.

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.

If you have any questions, please email  rndrama@abc.net.au 

Deadline: Sunday 4 November

Also: if you're in Melbourne on Tuesday 16, come and see our first serialised drama podcast, Fitzroy Diaries, live, in Fitzroy. Purchase tickets here.

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

 Welcome!  This is your first port of call for pitching an idea to Earshot,  ABC RN’s features and documentary program.

If you’re interested in contributing, click submit and tell us all about it.

We are looking for:

* stories about modern life and creativity.

* new and fresh ideas

* a sense of narrative

* a deep engagement with the people in the program

* creative use of audio to tell the story: compelling writing, location recordings.

*stories of shorter durations 

Please fill out the form as best as you can at this point. If we have any additional questions, we will be in touch, and if we don’t feel your idea is right for Earshot, we'll let you know.

We welcome up to three proposals, per producer, per round. If you have any audio or text to include, please upload at the next step. If you have any questions about submitting, contact us at earshot@your.abc.net.au.