Rusty Quill Transcript Mini Update 5

Hi there folks, Here is our fifth weekly transcript update. Update 25/10/2021: Enthusigasm continues to launch with transcripts. We have prepared the correct storage and back up locations for our transcripts in preparation for sharing over 500 transcripts with you all in January. Our transcript company have been keeping up a great pace on delivering the episode transcripts. The finished transcripts we receive do still need to have content warnings added and will be reviewed for quality. We continue to work towards a January release. We will provide another update next week! We really appreciate your support, Rusty Quill Team

Transcript Mini Update Four – 18th of October 2021

Hi there folks, Here is our fourth weekly transcript update. Update 18/10/2021: Enthusigasm continues to launch with transcripts, and we hope you like the new format! We’ve been impressed by how closely a single page matches approximately 1 minute of audio, like in a film or theatre script. This was a particular accessibility goal we had set, as this format can make it easier to follow and pick things back up if you stop reading in the middle of an episode. The transcripts of both episodes releasing this week are now complete, and the audio of two more episodes are already in the hands of the transcription company. We have 40 transcripts in our new house style completed for Rusty Quill Gaming so far, though they will need a review for quality before release. The transcript company seem to be making great progress towards completing all of the main series episodes in December, so we can aim for a planned January release. We will provide another update next week! We really appreciate your support, Rusty Quill Team

Transcript Mini Update Monday 11th of October 2021

Hello all! We recently committed to providing weekly updates on our progress creating transcripts, and we’re pleased to say that things continue to run well! Many thanks for your patience and support so far. Here is our third weekly update! Update 11/10/2021: Transcription of Rusty Quill Gaming is making great progress! We have now received and reviewed completed transcripts for many of the earliest and most difficult to transcribe episodes and we are confident that all episodes will be completed to the high standards of accuracy, quality, and accessibility that we wanted. The transcript company will keep us updated and we now estimate the completed transcription of the main campaign to be ready for release in January. Our latest show, Enthusigasm, launched with transcripts for both public episodes and the extended Patreon versions. We are working hard to make sure that we’ll have completed transcripts attached to all upcoming Enthusigasm releases. During the preparation of Enthusigasm transcripts we have been able to solidify our processes to ensure that all new RQ original shows will come with transcripts. Meanwhile we continue to work on reformatting our Stellar Firma and The Magnus Archives transcripts ready for public release and we will update soon. We will provide another update next week! Thanks again for your support, Rusty Quill Team

Announcing Rusty Fears 5 winners

The seasons are changing, pumpkin spice and a familiar sense of fear and trepidation is in the air… it must be October, the most frightful of months. As we prepare for Hallowe’en, there’s no better time to announce the winners for Rusty Fears 5. We asked writers across the world to send in their best, new, original short horror stories, inspired by one of five prompts: It came from below Hooked Out of place High stakes Spark of life These themes certainly provided the elements required to build horrifying tales and carefully crafted chronicles of creeping dread. Thank you to everyone who sent in stories – you certainly gave our panel of judges a difficult job, as the quality of submissions was extremely high. The judging panel this year consisted of: Hattie Quinlan Rhys Tirado Helen Gould However, after much deliberation and discussion, the judges finally selected five talented winners. CONGRATULATIONS are in order for: Matrim Tait for Inheritance Sarina H for Casting Line Josefin Berntsson for Derailing Cormack Baldwin for Final Sale of the Remaining Works of E. Cutler Jennifer Hunt for Tower These stories will now undergo the Rusty Quill treatment for a dramatic reading and broadcast. Stay tuned to The Magnus Archives feed to hear the final productions, starting on 7th October 2021.

Transcript Mini Update Monday 4th of October 2021

Hello Folks, We recently committed to providing weekly updates on our progress creating transcripts, and we’re pleased to say that things have been going well recently. We have been working solidly to achieve our goals of creating good transcript templates, engaging professional service providers, and setting up effective working pipelines. Many thanks for your patience and support so far. Here is the second update! Update 04/10/2021: Transcription of Rusty Quill Gaming is now with a professional transcription company and we have paid in full. So far this company has completed some great transcripts with a high degree of accuracy, and have formatted them to follow the template which we have designed to be a standard across all of our shows. Meanwhile, we have several completed transcripts in hand for Enthusigasm, with three more episodes in process with a professional transcription company. We are confident that Enthusigasm will have transcripts releasing alongside each episode, with separate versions for public and Patreon episodes due to the additional content for our Patrons. We have full transcripts for 76 episodes of Stellar Firma and 200 episodes of The Magnus Archives. Currently we are working to improve their accuracy, and then format them into our standard template. This is an extensive task, but will result in consistent, legible transcripts. We will update on the progress of adapting these show transcripts as we have updates to give. We will provide another update next week! Thanks again for your support, Rusty Quill Team

Transcript Mini Update Monday 27th of September 2021

Hello Folks, We recently committed to providing weekly updates on our progress on creating transcripts for our current backlog of shows and for future Rusty Quill content. We will endeavor to make these updates on Mondays both on our website and in the Patreon newsletter. Many thanks for your patience and support so far. Here is the first update! Transcript Update 27/09/2021: Work on the specific transcription of Rusty Quill Gaming has proved more complex than accounted for in earlier estimates we received and we have committed extra funds and resources to the transcription of this particular podcast. We are pleased to say that that this week we have received completed transcripts back for all newly completed episodes of the new Enthusigasm. These are now being checked internally ahead of the launch of the public show. We have also this past fortnight streamlined a process of sharing newly completed episodes with a transcription company using FTP servers for the efficient and secure sharing of large files. We will update you all again next week, The Rusty Quill Team

New brand and new business line marks new chapter for Rusty Quill

Today, we launch Rusty Quill Podcast Network. RQ Network is a podcast network by podcasters for podcasters, featuring creators outside of our regular docket of shows. As part of RQ Network, creators are offered distribution, marketing and advertising. Designed to champion the best in audio drama and audio fiction podcasting, RQ Network is an inclusive platform for new and diverse voices in the audio space. RQ Network launches May 10th with five free to listen audio drama podcasts, including: Cryptids, produced by Wild Obscura, Devin Shepherd, Gabriel Rosenstein and Nora Unkel. Written by Alexander V. Thompson. Directed by Devin Shepherd.  The Deca Tapes, written and directed by Lex Noteboom How It Ends, written and directed by Micah Jones Rodriguez and Stephanie Resendes Old Gods of Appalachia, a production of DeepNerd Media written and directed by Steve Shell and Cam Collins The Storage Papers, written and directed by Jeremy Enfinger “RQ Network will launch regular waves of content. This first wave is themed around cosmic horror, mystery and found footage… Future content waves seek to focus on comedy, action and more,” said Chief Marketing Officer Callum Dougherty “It has been a real labour of love pulling together a cohesive collection of the best audio drama content for your listening pleasure.” To celebrate the addition of RQ Network to business operations, we have also refreshed our branding. At the heart of the redesign is a reimagining of the Rusty Quill logo, now streamlined and animated, breathing new life into the brand just ahead of its sixth anniversary. We hired the exemplary services of Guerilla Communications, a Newcastle Upon Tyne-based design and marketing agency to realise the vision. “This rebrand showcases who Rusty Quill…

RQ Network: Introducing our new shows

This week, we launched the Rusty Quill Network. On RQ Network, we’ll be championing the very best in audio drama and audio fiction podcasting, while providing an inclusive platform for new and diverse voices in the audio space. The first wave of new shows coming under the Rusty Quill banner are themed around cosmic horror, mystery and found footage – so if you have a The Magnus Archives shaped hole in your podcast time, look no further. So, without further ado, let’s meet the shows. Cryptids Produced by Wild Obscrua, Devin Shepherd, Gabriel Rosenstein and Nora Unkel. Written by Alexander V. Thompson. Directed by Devin Shepherd Cryptids is a compelling supernatural mystery and science fiction audio drama podcast. It was nominated for Best Fiction Podcast by Discover Pods and Won an Audioverse Award for Best Environmental Sound Design at the Audioverse Awards 2020. It follows Eve, a paediatric hospice nurse, and Trevor, a late-night conspiracy radio show host. Eve listens to Trevor’s radio show during the long, late nights she spends working. She’s a true believer, but believing isn’t enough – Eve wants to prove that the conspiracies she believes are real. Drawn together by their shared beliefs, the pair go in search of the answer to an unanswerable question: what happens after we die? Their search for the afterlife leads to a discovery beyond their wildest nightmares – The Ones in Charge have their own plans for Trevor and Eve. Before they find the answers they seek, they’ll first meet monsters, aliens… and the ultimate grim reaper. The Deca Tapes Written and directed by Lex Noteboom The Deca Tapes is a found-footage mystery audio drama podcast with psychological thriller…

Announcing Rusty Fears 4 Winners!

As we continue the roll of bonus, post-series content for The Magnus Archives, there is one major task still outstanding, and that’s to announce the winning entries in this year’s installment of our horror short story writing competition, Rusty Fears 4: Feartile Ground! This year we asked you for your takes on one of four themes: An Animal’s Viewpoint A Curious Collection The Messenger Seeds of Doubt These themes certainly provided some fertile soil in which to cultivate your creative imaginations. Thank you to everyone who sent in stories and spread the word. We received 346 valid entries, which is nearly double that of Rusty Fears 3! To say that that narrowing these down to any kind of shortlist, let alone the winning entries, was extremely difficult is something of an understatement – the quality was super-high all round. However, after much deliberation and discussion, the judging panel has finally selected its set of four winners. This year’s judging panel involved: Hattie Quinlan Helen Gould Elizabeth Moffatt Anil Godigamuwe Their decision as to the winning entries… <<drumroll.wav>> CONGRATULATIONS go to: Anushka Mehrotra for Nazar Cecelia Morelli for New Roots Thekla Kenneison for The Budding Miranda B for The Final Culling These stories will now undergo the Rusty Quill treatment for a dramatic reading and broadcast. Stay tuned to The Magnus Archives feed to hear the final productions! And honourable mentions go to the following entries: Mo Farr – Anomalous Light Kj Amidon – Arrested Decay Holly Kybett Smith – Bewitched Chelsea Wood – Bitter Bloom Josefin Berntsson – Cutbacks Cleo Lockhart – Getaway Ezra Scherzo – “It.” Rose Hoult – It Will Be Nothing At First Hannah Elizabeth – Memento Mori Joseph Chaplain – Necrophoresis The Mantyf – Ownership Sarina H – Penumbra Phoebe Rendon-Nissenbaum – Playing Tricks Mariam Syed – The Green House fauxfox – You Make A Home

Rusty Gallery voting!

It’s voting time folks! That’s right, the winners of our community fanart contest, Rusty Gallery, are in your hands. We had over a hundred entries and narrowing them down to our shortlists certainly proved difficult with such fantastic talent on display. Thank you to everyone who submitted, it was a joy to see all the enthusiasm and love for our shows! After much consideration, a shortlist for each show has been determined… and efforts were so good that we’ve decided to expand the number of finalists in each category to 5 for Rusty Quill Gaming & Stellar Firma, and to 6 for The Magnus Archives. Below, you can find a list of the shortlisted entries for each category, along with the artist’s name and Twitter handle (where provided; clicking on the link or image will open the fanart full size), and then link to a voting form for each category below the gallery (voting form opens in a new tab). Please only vote once per category. Voting will be open until 1pm BST on Monday 5th April, 2021. Once we’ve contacted the winners, then we’ll announce the results on our social media. Good luck to all the nominees!   Rusty Quill Gaming Themes: Dover & The Channel / Rome (Ancient or Modern) / Japan A) Aaren (@DevilCerulean) – “The Crew of the Vengeance” B) cocoabats (@cocoabats) C) Kiera (@KieraW_S) D) Liv Collins (@livjnoodles) – “Cel’s Home” E) Merle (@_kubo_kubo_) – “Separated” Voting Form for Rusty Quill Gaming category: https://strawpoll.com/6or1kx3xb ————————————————————- The Magnus Archives Themes: Dreamer (MAG011) / The New Door (MAG047) / The Masquerade & Stranger and Stranger (MAG118-119) A) Becca Snow (@composerpolice) B) Cael Lyons (@kingcael) – “Eternal Sleep” C) Lee Banister (@d_banister) – “Helen’s Escape” D) Mariana Scherer (@schereeer) E) Ollie Morgen (@o_mrgn) F) SternStundenSpirale (@sternspirale) Voting Form…