I’m always listening for new voices to match with stories.
Pay rate: $5 USD per 500 words, rounded up. Minimum $25, maximum $75. Max story length we run is 7500 words. Payment via PayPal or SL Lindens.
To audition, send a demo of you reading a few paragraphs of something of your choice that is not rhyming poetry. Put VOICE DEMO: Your Name in the subject bar of your email, attach your file as wav, aiff, or mp3, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave about 5 seconds of silence at the beginning or end of your recording for a noise sample.
Large file transfer – my favorite service WeTransfer. It’s free.
I prefer to work with raw recordings. Most of our narrators do not use studios. Experienced narrators – please turn off the compressor. It makes the noise harder to remove.
If you live on a street or near an airport, I recommend recording without headphones so you will know when to pause for passing motorcycles or airplanes. Those are the most difficult noises to remove as they tend to have a rising frequency.
Stories in search of Voices as of January 2019:
Female, natural British Isles, matronly “downstairs” voice
Male, natural British Isles accents for longer works (over 5000 words)
Male, UK English (posh): “that blustery peer in the tweed and the hyphenated name, without irony.”
Male, “NYC Noire”
Male, “LA Noire”
Female, 2nd or 3rd gen South Asian diaspora