- Sample Audio Trailer
something I worked on a here a while back... maybe this can serve as an example for what's possible with radio drama.
I've searched if a collaboration like this already exists. If so, please let me know and I'll send this one to the delete-collab. Thanks :-)
Like others have already pointed out, written works here that run a little longer tend to get burried without ever receiving much attention. I think, a possible way to remedy that is to present these pieces in another format.
During the 1930's, radio-drama was extremely popular. You've probably heard of CBS Mystery Theater (if not, here's a link to some really cool public domain stuff to listen to: http://www.archive.org/details/CBSRadioMysteryTheater15episodesPage10).
Radio-drama (which is not genre specific by any means, can be any genre) is all about delivering a written piece through audio. This can be a short story, a novel, even a screenplay. It can have one speaker reading it all, or multiple voice talents to cover the various characters. Sound effects and music are also often a part of it. Some pieces are elaborate, others very simple.
With the talent pool that exits here I think this could be done and quite well - bring back that 1930's charm of this form of entertainment.
We could start out with people submitting their works. What might help is to create albums that include your written work, a brief synopsis, as well as brief character descriptions. That way, someone interested in lending their voice can scan through the projects briefly to see if they're even interested.
Larger pieces may have to be done in "episodes", which could actually get really exciting, too, I think. it would have to be determined how to best split up the overall piece, etc.
People who want to take on the role of narrator and/or action line reader may want to go first, read it all and then others edit their voices over it. But I'm sure it can get worked out in various different ways among the projects.