Thursday, 2 April 2009 Biting the Dust

It’s a sad day today, a sad day indeed. I’ve just found out that the Well Told Tales pulp podcast has permanently closed its doors. And that’s a hell of a shame.

For my money, podcasts are a great format and without doubt an important part of the future of short fiction. Not only are they a great potential market for those of us trying to carve out a niche (however small) as storytellers, but they can bring a whole new level of insight or drama to a story that a print or web zine simply can’t offer. While we may not have time to read as much as we’d all like, it’s generally easy to jack-in to a fiction podcast and let it take you to a strange new world… and keep working or whatever else it is we need to do in this hectic world.

Well Told Tales was up there with the best and it’s a great shame that it’s no more. Hopefully, there will be something else to come from the good people behind it sometime soon.

Meanwhile, RIP.

6 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

So sad. I agree. Podcasts are a great medium. It's unnerving how many mags were close to folding--Shimmer, Realms of Fantasy? or have already. Yikes.

But we carry on. Good luck writing.

L R Bonehill said...

It's a sorry state of affairs, but there's always a lot of good stuff out there fighting against the tide. Things come and go I guess.

Aaron Polson said...

Never fear, the "death" of Well Told Tales was a well-played April-Fool's joke. It's back, and stronger than ever.

L R Bonehill said...

Cheers Aaron. I should have known; the clues were there, I guess. Great news though - maybe I'll get a story there one day after all...

Inkpot said...

It's terrible, I didn't do any April Fool pranks this year. I must be getting old. *sigh*

L.R. Bonehill said...

Never fear, Inkpot. Just do twice as many next year.