ON THE EFGO PODCAST
To be considered, please send:
*A five-minute audio file of you telling your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Put “Submission” in the subject line.
*In addition to the audio file, you can also submit a written version of your story. (A five-minute story is about 800-900 written words.)
If your story is produced:
*We offer an honorarium of $50.
*We’ll promote you on social media, and if you have a book, we’ll list it on our Every Family’s Got One Bookshop store.
Please know, we will work with you to fine-tune your story, if need be.
The EFGO Podcast to hear all kinds of stories from all kinds of families.
Scroll down to get more family story ideas.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
AT OUR LIVE SHOWS & ON OUR BLOG
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Who owns the rights to your story? You do. Always.
What is a Family Story? These are the stories that are told over and over again. Like the story about how your grandparents met, or the one about the drunk uncle that shows up to the family reunion. Yes, that family story. We know you have them and we want to hear them.
Can I make up a story about my family? No. Your story must be true. It must be about you or your family.
Do I need to be a published writer or professional performer to participate? No! You are perfect just as you are! Diversity is important to us. We are looking for storytellers of all ages (18+), genders, races, creeds, and religious affiliations.
Do I have to memorize my piece? No, not for your audition, not for the performance. You will always have it in front of you.
How long should my story be? About 5 minutes. They can be shorter. So, do read your piece aloud and time yourself.
How do you define family? You’ve got the family you grew up in, your immediate family, extended family, work family, and friends who are family. You have family who you’re close to and family who you’re not. You could have birth family and an adoptive family, and a foster family, too. You could be trying to have a family. Or decided not to have a family. Family, in some form, is all around us. It’s however you define “family.”
Feeling a Little Stuck?
Well, this list of family-inspired topics should help you start writing:
- Parenting moments
- Family Secrets
- Family Traditions
- Family Fights
- The Holidays
- Family Events
- Your Best Friend (and other non-related family members)
- The PTA
- Your Parents
- Your Siblings
- Growing Up
- Lessons Learned
- Disciplining Your Kids
- Breastfeeding\Bottle feeding