|Six to Start is open to submissions.|
|Six to Start : New Adventures||
Closes to submissions on December 31, 2019 11:00 PM (UTC)
Please read our guidelines before submitting your pitches.
PAID WRITING WORK: £460 (~$600) PER COMPLETED SCRIPT - ALL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT COMPENSATED
Six to Start is looking to expand its slate of immersive “New Adventures” audio dramas in 2020, and we’re looking for writers to bring us our next big hits. Our New Adventures take the audio-driven running gameplay of “Zombies, Run!” and bring it to new worlds and new genres. This is a work-for-hire opportunity and you will be working alongside us to develop your ideas into viable New Adventures scripts, to which we will own all rights in perpetuity with no exceptions.
Our first round of submissions will close on December 31st. We will open again at some point in the future.
We’re looking for writers with an excellent ear for dialogue, an impeccable understanding of story and character, and the ability to produce first-class audio scripts to a tight deadline. If you fit that description, we’d love to hear from you! We pay £460 (~$600) per completed script, and writers are compensated at all stages of script development.
We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds, but would especially encourage those from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to women, gender minorities, LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour, people with disabilities and any intersectional identities. If you feel comfortable, you are welcome to self-identify in your cover letter.
Your pitch submission should include:
Pitch submissions are not compensated. We plan to respond to pitch submissions within 90 days.
If we decide to take your submission further, you will be asked to undertake a small amount of development work to produce a structural outline on one of your ideas as the next stage in the process. You will be paid for this work.
Writers will be credited in the app alongside their stories.
We expect finished scripts to be delivered within 2 months of acceptance, with our guidance along the way.
Six to Start’s “New Adventures” are audio stories that players experience while they run, jog or walk. They follow the format created by “Zombies, Run!”, in which players hear a short scenes of audio (1-3 minutes long) interspersed with songs from the music player on their phone.
Each episode of a New Adventure features roughly 5-7 scenes, and New Adventures can be standalone episodes (“Track the Ripper”) or multi-episode arcs (“Venus Rising”).
New Adventures are released to our players through the Zombies, Run! app, but are not part of the Zombies, Run! story continuity.
Our first year of New Adventures featured:
If you would like samples of the New Adventures we have produced in the past, you can listen to some sample clips here.