Announcing applications for the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ Room.

Soapbox Audio Collective is the nonprofit arm of Artist Soapbox, a podcast and audio fiction incubator (among other things). The goal of Soapbox Audio Collective is to develop original audio fiction using the skills and talents of Triangle-area artists and then distribute them to the wider world. In other words...local talent, global reach!

Writers, apply to join us for Project #1! It's gonna be so fun!

Project #1: JP in progress
Jesus Pancake (working title) is an absurd serial audio drama about a woman’s spiritual journey. Tamara has written three episodes that are slated to record in September 2019. The remainder of the episodes will be developed and written in collaboration with a small group of writers. The objective is to complete the first Season of Jesus Pancake by late spring 2020 with a late summer launch.


Writers in JP will meet monthly in Durham beginning in October for six months; writing assignments will occur between the in-person meetings. The monthly meetings will be used for story-planning/discussion and to chart the course forward. At the end of six months, writers’ commitment to the project will be reassessed.

Note: There is no meeting scheduled for December. Meetings are as follows:

Monday, October 28: 7-9:30pm
Monday, November 25: 7-9:30pm
Wednesday, January 22: 7-9:30pm
Sunday, February 23: 7-9:30pm
Tuesday, March 17: 7-9:30pm
Sunday, April 20: 7-9:30pm

To apply: Complete this form by September 8, 2019. Please send a short sample of your work (3-5 pages) to by September 8, 2019. Note: Don’t over think the work sample, just send something that you think represents what you do.

Payment: Writers will be paid $100 for the Oct-April commitment. Payments will be distributed at the 3rd and 6th meetings.

Credit: Contributing writers will be credited on each episode and on the ASBX website. Exact wording will be determined prior to recording.

In addition to completing the application, writers must agree to the following:
*Meeting the reasonable deadlines agreed upon at the in-person meetings.
*Attending all of the 6 meetings. If you cannot attend all of the meetings, consider applying to Soapbox Audio Collective’s Project #2.
*Giving over your work to be edited, revised, and commented on. You may be asked to rewrite an episode or your writing may be given to someone else to finish. This is a positive element of a collaborative project since we all have different strengths and can work together to build something amazing that is more than the sum of its parts. This does require a balance of confidence and humility from all of us and the willingness to sacrifice ego in service to the story.
*Tamara Kissane, as producer and director, will make final decisions and will lead the group (with flexibility, humor, and love!). Please be ready to do your part with flexibility, humor, and love.

Note: This is a selective process. The number of writers asked to join will be determined by the applications that we receive, the size and composition of the group, and the budget for the project.

Feeling a lot of excitement about this grand adventure in audio! Hurrah!!!

Email address *
Name *
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Phone number *
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If selected, I agree to meet the agreed upon (reasonable) deadlines during my tenure with the SAC. *
If selected, I will attend the meetings of the SAC for the next 6 months. (See schedule above.) *
If selected, I understand that my ideas and written contributions will be edited and revised after feedback from Tamara and other writers in the group. As producer and director, Tamara has the final say related to the script for audio drama developed by the SAC. I am ok with this. *
I have read the first 3 episodes of Jesus Pancake (working title) and would like to work on this project if selected for this group. *
I am excited to join this group and work on this project because: *
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I feel like my strengths as a writer and collaborator are: *
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After reading the first 3 episodes of Jesus Pancake, this is what interests me: *
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After reading the first 3 episodes of Jesus Pancake, this is where I could see it going: *
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I will send a short work sample (3-5 pages) to by September 8. *
I am ready to approach this grand audio writing experiment with flexibility, humor, and love: *
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