Collaboration Rates

I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO COLLABORATE WITH MANY ARTISTS. I VALUE EVERY ARTISTS’ TIME & EXPERIENCE.  ALL FOR-PROFIT WORK DESERVES COMPENSATION.

This page details compensation and requirements for Narrators. Demos & inquiries are welcome by email. Current roles & audition pieces here. Co-authors, musicians and illustration rates are arranged by piece.

Pay Rate
$100 USD Per Finished Hour, by quarter-hour (most episodic/story narrations run well under 1 hr). $10 USD for work under 10 mins.  Sample Narration Contract

Open Submission Policy
I produce 6-9 full-cast audio dramas a year. Please listen to some Farlost Signals or other full-cast episodes in the Serving Worlds podcast before submitting. Life is too short to waste your creativity on something you don’t enjoy 🙂

Technical Specs
Please submit in uncompressed mono WAV or AIFF formats recorded at 44.1 kHz.

Editing
Please edit errors out of the submission and submit a ‘finished’ reading.
Trust yourself! You are free to submit a few alternate takes if you feel strongly I should choose between them. Corrections may be requested, but I seldom ask for performance-related changes.

File format & Title
Please label the file with your name_character-name_story-name (IE: Mierau_Charlie_New-Skin).

Reading Tips
Start your audio file with three seconds of room tone (no speaking or incidental noises). Begin by stating the story title and your name.

Notes

Life’s too short. Please listen to some of the Serving Worlds podcast to decide if it resonates with you. If at any time, during or after your recording, you have any questions or issues, please ask them (by e-mail).

Don’t use a headphone-jack microphone: use USB, XLR microphones or standalone recorder. Watch your levels: if your audio recording software spikes or flashes red the sound will be“clipped” and may be unusable.

Please edit out any leaf blowers, chair squeaks page flips or other incidental noise before sending your file.

Please leave at least 3 seconds of room tone at the beginning and end of your submission. Submit by email or cloud link of your choice (please notify me of link by email, not social media).

Expect payment before your work is released. This can vary, but usually expect 2-4 weeks from submission time to being compensated for your work.

Email: CoCreators@ServingWorlds.com