Hello, Honeysicle! Welcome to Librivox. To help you get around a bit, you will find almost all you need to know about any project by reading the First Post (FP), which is organized by the Book Coordinator (BC) of each project. While every FP is similar, there are always differences you need to take note of. Text source, Prooflistening standard, Intro and Outro verbiage, sometimes a pronunciation guide for certain words and how to handle footnotes, file name (I recommend you always copy and paste this, changing just as required to make your file unique), what folder to upload your file to, etc. In our Collections series (there are many - short stories, ghost and horror, first chapters, non-fiction, sci-fi, coffee break, etc.), you get to pick a story of your choice (the text must clearly be in the Public Domain and on topic of course), upload it per instructions, and post it to the forum with the required information. Some collections limit a reader to 3 stories, others don't. The key is to read that First Post.Honeysicle wrote: ↑February 10th, 2021, 1:18 pmHello msfry,
Im new here and I want to start out small and work my way up. The topic of Mythical Creatures seems interesting to me. Im not sure how the project you posted works and would like support. Is it that I choose a short story thats 15 minutes or less, record the audio, then post the audio and its corresponding short story here in this forum for review?
Coffee Break stories are max around 15-18 minutes, in most other collections stories can go 60-70 minutes, or may be divided into two sections if longer than that. A story of 2500 words or less safely comes in under 15 minutes. When in doubt, copy your text into a Word doc. It will give you a word count in the lower left corner. You may have to highlight the text first and click in the box.
Gutenberg and Internet Archive are trusted sources for Public Domain texts. Hiatha Trust also publishes PD works, but you have to verify the year of publication.
I look forward to having you join in.