Do you have a great podcast idea? BBC World Service and Sundance institute want to help you.

The two independent media organizations are collaborating on a 2018 audio series focused on the concept of neighbors and are looking for “essential and thought-provoking submissions for audio documentary stories and treatments that explore the world as we experience it today.”

Documentary storytellers are invited to submit basic proposals for English-language audio episodes of 30 or 60 minutes, with accompanying 2-4 minute visual stories, such as short films or animations.

The first proposal form makes the process very easy; it asks only for one-paragraph descriptions of your story ideas and professional experience, as well as a short review of any existing BBC radio documentary.

If your idea be selected for production, the rewards are bountiful, with budgets of up to £8,000 ( $10,200) for 30-minute programs and up to £13,000 ($16,550) for 60-minute programs. 

Producers will be notified in August and will have another month to submit complete proposals and budgets. Produced stories will have the chance to reach BBC’s global audience of 75,000 weekly listeners.

Submit your idea here

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