I’m pleased to say that one of my short stories has been selected for publication in a rather interesting new way.
Echoes of the City: Hidden Stories of Edinburgh, uses Podwalk, a new social, geo-locational, podcasting app, to take people on a tour of Edinburgh unlike any other.
Run by Echoes of the City in partnership with the Bridge Awards and Edinburgh City of Literature, this initially saw a global competition for writers who had a place in Edinburgh they wanted to write about. Submissions were reduced to a long-list, which was then judged by a panel before the final writers were chosen.
I am one of 15 writers selected to have a story included in the app. Using Podwalk, people will be able to follow a map around Edinburgh that leads them to special locations in the city. Once they are at a specific location, they can listen to a short story (set right there) being read out.
My story, The Advocate, is set near Edinbugh’s Royal Mile, and I can’t wait to hear what my own and other stories sound like in situ.
Until then, you can find out more about Echoes of the City: Edinburgh’s Hidden Stories on their website.