Pierce Pioneer

Student Submissions Guide

The Pioneer is taking audio story submissions from English classes. You can submit your audio here, and we will review your audio. Below are the general guidelines. If you would like to listen to other student submissions, you can look under our Podcast section.


Podcast Introduction: Must give a synopsis of the story without giving away the whole story to hook the listeners. No previously published work will be accepted. Listen to the intro from this podcast as an example.

Length: 5-10 minutes

Format: Submissions should be in MP3 format.

Number of voices: At least 2 voices, not including the storyteller's narration

Number of story beats: At least 3

Additional Sound: At least 1 sound beyond a voice

Music to weave the story: At least one in the intro and one in the outro (Copyright free music is available online).

Student Submission Projects

Theme: "The Struggle is Real"

Focus: Tell the story of one student or Pierce County community member that take us through a major struggle in their life. The hurdle can range from a moment in their childhood, adolescence, young adult or adult life that shapes the person they've become today. Take time to unpack their origin story and key people in their lives along the way.