Jul 21 2013

2013 Parsec Awards

2013-Finalist-Badge We’re very pleased to announce that “Every Photo Tells…” appears in two different categories as finalists in the 2013 Parsec Awards. The Parsecs are like the Oscars of the podcast fiction world and categories exist for novels, short stories, songs and more.

We’ve made the final selection for the category “Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast” as “Every Photo Tells…”, while Mark “Encaf1″ Kilfoil’s wonderful steampunk scifi story ‘Tainted Roses‘ is a finalist in the “Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Novella Form)” category. Congratulations to Mark for getting selected and thanks to all our contributors for helping to make the podcast such a success!

NEW! Until August 31st, you can get Every Photo Tells… Vol. 1 for ONLY 99c !! on Smashwords with promo code: HF35U !! :)


Jun 12 2013

Katharina & Mick visit “Get Published”

Irreverent Muse
Earlier this month we were invited onto the ‘Get Published’ podcast, hosted by Michell Plested, the author of “Galaxy Billies”, “Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero” and the EPT story ‘You Can Never Go Home Again‘.

We talked about the origins of the podcast, the submissions process, what we have learnt over the last few years and what is next for us. The interview is about 45 minutes long and is well worth a listen, especially if you’ve ever thought about writing for EPT.

Take a look at the rest of Mike’s site when you are there – the podcast is one we listen to regularly and there is plenty of interest on the website!

Check out the shownotes: Get Published Episode 111

The episode is now part of our regular Every Photo Tells… podcast feed as well! :)

Listen to it here:

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May 22 2013

Our new Promo!

We thought it was time for a new promo… then we thought, maybe you want to hear someone else’s voice for a change.

And then we went even further and took Dan up on his offer to record it for us…

So now you don’t have to take our word on why you should listen and contribute to Every Photo Tells…!

Trust Lois! And Dan!

 

Our NEW Promo! By Dan Absalonson

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May 15 2013

Half a Million

February 2010 [©2009 K Maimer]

February 2010

… downloads. Wow.

Across all our feeds, we’ve managed to get a total of half a million downloads since we started the podcast. This is quite amazing, given that not everyone starts with episode 1 since now we have over 100 episodes in the main feed. Apart from that, we have 5 anthologies on Podiobooks and a lot of eBooks out!

Over three years ago, on Valentine’s Day 2010, we launched the podcast with a photo that was taken in Edinburgh on Frederick Street. This is – quite literally – where it all started, so we saw it fit to be the first photo for our new project.

Some of you might not know the story, so let’s tell it again. Mick and Katharina had already been contributors of writing podcasts like 100 Word Stories and Great Hites whilst at the same time pursuing their own projects. Around that time, a photo exhibition opened in Vienna. The photographer prompted the visitors to write their thoughts of the photos on a piece of paper – the stories behind the photo, or what was going on in it – and throw the paper in a big box which was situated at the exit.

That’s where the idea for the podcast came from. Katharina had always been an avid photographer, so it was easy to get the pictures that would inspire the stories. We decided to open the podcast for submissions, but read all the stories ourselves in order to maintain a consistent level of quality. So far, it has worked well, especially for people who don’t have access to recording equipment, but would like to test the waters of podcasting their fiction.

Every once in a while a hiatus is required, to recharge the creative batteries – it isn’t easy to come up with a new story every month, even when you pick the photos that prompt them. A photo that might look promising could sit on your screen for hours without a single word underneath. But then there are others – like a duck on a plank – that prompt the most varied selection of stories. The credit for this goes entirely to Mick – there might have been a moment where Katharina didn’t know why she should take a plain photo of a duck on a plank. Somewhere between cybernetic robot assassin ducks, gangland posturing and a murder she was proven wrong.

Some photos trigger discussions about the place where they are taken that are longer than the stories submitted. That’s okay, too. In the end, it’s about uniting two different creative outlets – photography and writing – just as much as it’s about throwing two different creative people together – Katharina and Mick.

Last but not least, we want to thank you – the listeners, the readers and of course the contributors – without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.  :)


May 1 2013

Every Photo Tells… eBook now available!

eBook vol 1We are delighted to announce our first eBook collection of stories from EPT, which includes all Mick and Katharina’s stories from the first ten photographs, starting way back in February 2010. All ten photos are also included at the start of each chapter in full colour (if you have an ebook reader capable of colour, of course). It is available in all your favourite formats, so visit your on-line store of choice and download a copy.

Download from:
Smashwords for ePub, MOBI, PDF, and more.
Amazon (USA)
Amazon (United Kingdom)
Amazon (Canada)
Amazon (Germany)
iTunes US Store
iTunes UK Store
Once you have read the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads, iTunes or anywhere else – that would really help us to spread the word!

Here’s the blurb…

Kilted pirate Greenbeard’s last voyage turns up some unexpected surprises…

Who is behind the murder at the Eagle Cave?

Love crops up when it is least expected…

An ancient terror awakens to threaten mankind’s existence…

‘Every Photo Tells…’ is a short story anthology that sets out to show that every picture can tell more than just one story, by presenting a range of tales inspired by ten photographs.

Mick and Katharina Bordet present stories covering a wide range of themes and genres. Whether your taste is for horror or whodunnit, modern thriller or period swashbuckler, fantasy or sci-fi, there is sure to be something for you in this collection.


Apr 17 2013

Podiobooks presents: Every Photo Tells… Book 4!

Book 4 Logo A voice from the future changes far more than just one man’s life.
A young boy must say a final farewell to his faithful companion.
Dr Simon has a lab full of pixies, but they don’t take kindly to his experiments.
Visit Jacques’ Bistro, where love blooms over the seafood.
Is one of Father Ian’s parishioners really being visited by a giant?
These subjects and many more are visited in this fourth collection of stories from ‘Every Photo Tells…’, showing that every picture can tell more than just one story, by presenting a range of tales inspired by ten unique photographs.

Read by hosts Mick and Katharina Bordet, and featuring the writing talents of several guest authors, the stories cover a wide range of themes and genres. Whether your taste is for zombies or giants, modern thriller or period adventure, time-travel or lost love, there is sure to be something for you in this anthology.

The contributors are: Cole Grinnell, Richard D. Asplund Jr., R. Taylor, Scott Roche, Hugh J. O’Donnell, Odin1Eye, Dan Absalonson, Tibbi Scott, Nobilis Reed, Jeffrey Hite, J.R. Murdock, A.F. Grappin, Michell Plested, Jeri Howitt, Val Griswold-Ford and Vincent van der Zee.

NOW on Podiobooks.com!


Nov 1 2012

Danthology – new eBook

DanthologyWe’re very pleased to be able to announce that Dan Absalonson (author of “Helsa’s Secret Ingredient”, “Fezdon’s Mistake” and most recently “Stuffed Monster”) has just released a collection of his short stories under the title “Danthology”. In addition to his three EPT stories, this collection includes eight other short stories, mostly within the Science Fiction and Thriller genres. He’s made the collection available at both Smashwords and Amazon, so all eBook formats are covered.

More details about Dan can be found on his website dandantheartman.com and you can remind yourself of his EPT stories by clicking on the ‘Dan Absalonson’ tag on this page.

This month will be a little quieter than usual: NaNoWriMo is running, so we (and many of those who have written for EPT) will be busy writing at least 50,000 (or trying to). However, we already have our own stories written for November, so look out for them in a week or two – we just won’t have any guest writers this month. If you are a writer doing NaNo and would like to follow us, you’ll find us under the names kmlaw and SOScotland.


Oct 2 2012

Photo for November

Coffee time!
The photo for November was taken by Mick in 2010.

If you are also inspired by this picture, check out the Submissions page for further information for contributors.

Please send in your written stories by October 31st to: info ( at ) everyphototells ( dot ) com

 


Jun 27 2012

Tainted Roses on Podiobooks!

 

Can you imagine – the novella “Tainted Roses” by Mark Kilfoil is already our FOURTH book on Podiobooks!
This is very exciting for us, and we hope you will check out Tainted Roses over there as well.

At this point another thanks to Mark who was so immensely inspired that he ignored each and every word limit and still put out such a great story, we had to podcast it anyway… :)

 

Now head over to Podiobooks and enjoy!

Podiobooks – Tainted Roses


Jun 1 2012

Photo for June

Are you ready for June?
The photo for June was taken by Katharina in 2009.

If you are also inspired by this picture, check out the Submissions page for further information for contributors.

Please send in your written stories by June 30th to: info ( at ) everyphototells ( dot ) com