FAQ

PODCAST FAQ:

How do I submit my child’s writing?

To view guidelines and to submit your writing, click here!

What does it cost?

Nothing! Though it is common to charge for writing submissions, we don’t, and we never will. We’re funded by generous support from people like you. Please support us here.

Does my child get paid if you put their writing on the pod?

Yes. We’ll pay $25 within 14 days of receiving a signed Licensing Agreement.

What age range is able to submit writing?

4 years to 16 years old.

Do we have to be interviewed on the podcast?

No, you don’t! You may choose for you and your child to be featured on the podcast, or not.

If you would like to be featured, you may choose to do anything from quickly introducing yourselves, to participating in a three minute interview about yourselves and your child’s writing.

Totally up to you.

Is my child’s writing less likely to be accepted if we don’t want to be featured on the podcast?

Nope! Everything we receive has the same chance. In fact, we don’t even ask if you’d like to be featured until after we choose your child’s writing.

Do you need any of my child’s private information?

No. We do not.

Will you ever speak to my child without me?

No. Even if you would like to be featured on the podcast, you will be present for any conversation with your child.

Do you use only my child’s first name?

Yes. We will use only their first name, unless you specifically request otherwise.

If we choose to be featured on the podcast, do we meet remotely?

Yes, we will only meet remotely.

My child is not neuro-typical; can you work with them?

Yes we can, and we would love to.

My child is physically disabled; can you work with them?

Yes, we can, and we would love to.

Do I need to sign something?

Yes. Our standard licensing agreement allows us to produce and publish your child’s written work. If we choose their piece, we will send it to you with our acceptance email. You can view the agreement below.

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FILM FAQ:

Do you need any of my child’s personal information?

No. We only communicate with children with legal guardians present, and only request your (parents’/guardians) email address, phone number, and city/state.

My child is not neuro-typical; can you work with them?

Yes we can, and we would love to.

My child is physically disabled; can you work with them?

Yes, we can, and we would love to.

How do I get my child’s story produced?

Click here!

Are you filming during the pandemic?

Nope! We will resume after the pandemic.

Can we still submit even though you’re not filming until after the pandemic?

Yes. And we would still meet (virtually), sign paperwork, and do some pre-production planning.

How much does it cost?

Unfortunately filming is expensive. We do our best to charge you as little as possible. So, we charge you half the cost of production, then we crowdfund to double our budget. Depending on the length of the film, you could pay anywhere from $500 – $3,500.

What if I want to skip crowdfunding; then what does it cost?

Anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000.

Do you come to us, or do we come to you?

After we resume filming, when the pandemic over –

We come to you for our initial meetings, and to shoot our fundraising video.

You are invited to view auditions, onto set, and to editing sessions.

Are the kids involved in the filming?

If they would like, yes. All writers’ and their families are invited onto set to help out, meet the actors, give us artistic ideas, and learn about film technology.

Can the kids act in the film they write?

It is possible. We discuss it on a case by case basis because it triples or quadruples the amount of time and effort your family would put into the film. And we know a family with children has a hectic schedule.

How long does it take, from start to finish?

Up to six months.

Where is the premier party?

Outdoors, at Open Space Arts, our partner, and non-profit community theatre in Reisterstown, MD.

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