Once more into the breach…

Hello everyone. It is I, The Warden. Did you have a Happy Halloween? I don’t really care. Look I didn’t want you to answer me, can you please shut up about it? No, I don’t want to hear about how much you are looking forward to spending time with your garbage family on Thanksgiving either.

I’m here for one purpose. Basically, I was given a shiny tank for writing this post to all of you “writers.” And so it’s time for you “writers” to pat yourselves on the back and feel good about yourselves. D’awwww. Doesn’t it feel so great to be you. I’m sure it does.

So this time…we’re looking at Season 3 of The Grey Rooms Podcast. Isn’t that exciting. If your stories get picked, you will be paid. If your stories don’t, well…there are a 100 billion other podcasts looking for them. Sadly I can’t guarantee that you’ll be paid. :*(

Some of you know what we’re looking for. Others don’t. So let me take the time to set up a few bullet points as to what sorts of stories are acceptable to The Grey Rooms:

1.) Stories can range from 3500 to 4000 words. If it’s a few more or a few less, it’s fine.

2.) Stories must be original, and have never been published.

3.) Your story needs to be written in first person. It must also be written in the past tense. There’s no negotiating about this. It must be so.

4. Your story’s main character must be killed either in the story, or it has to be implied that your character is dying/will die due to what happens in the story.

5. Foul language is allowed, but if you write the word “fuck” five million times throughout your story, we’ll most likely pass on it.

6.) No sexual molestation, abuse, or torture to children is acceptable. Do not send us this garbage. Children might deal with horrors in a story, but a sexual kind is not one of them.

7.) The Grey Rooms is a HORROR podcast. That means that your story should be a HORROR story. But…HORROR is a lot of things to a lot of people. For one thing there are all sorts of types of horror in the world. Think of all the horror movies out there, and how they deal with physical, psychological, and so many other types of horrors.

But you can also bring HORROR into all kinds of OTHER GENRES. You can do a horror story in a cosmic setting. You can bring horror into a fantasy setting. You can bring horror into a Victorian love story. You can bring horror into a story about puppets on a fictitious street that want to teach children the alphabet.

WRITE WHATEVER GENRE YOU WANT…JUST MAKE IT A HORROR STORY.

Okay that’s about it. I hope you found this list rather helpful. OH! You probably want to know what our pay scale is. It’s $25 dollars a short story. We’ll be choosing 12 short stories for the main episode, and we’ll be choosing 4 or 5 short stories for our patreons. Those stories will eventually be released to the public as well.

If there are any questions regarding submissions please direct them to submissions@thegreyrooms.com

Send your stories to that email as “The Grey Rooms Season 3 Submission”

Now…get to work! DEADLINE: APRIL 18, 2020.

Wrapping Up the Season

We didn’t forget our own website, although we kind of did. But the important part is that we’re getting ready for the season finale and you can find out about it here!

Wow…we were really really bad with posting on this website.  Looking at our last post, we were extremely excited to release our first fully featured episode to the world! 

Now we’re talking about releasing our season finale.  

Well stick around for THIS Friday because we’ll be releasing our Raymond and Bob compilation. 

We want the events that happened from November to now to be fresh on your mind when we release the season finale on Friday, May 24th.   

Excited? You should be.  The finale is over 2 hours long.  Two hours of voice acting, two hours of story, two hours of fully scored music from J.M. Scherf.  It’s going to be absolutely fantastic.  You’re definitely not going to want to miss it.

Also…

Did you know that our first ever production, Mike Lee’s “Falling,” was released on May 25th, 2018?  That was the first of our promo episodes that we did to wet the appetite of what was to come on November 30th. 

Well here we are…May 2019…and wouldn’t you know that our 13th episode and season finale, Everything Ends, is going to release on the 24th.  Strange how it all just becomes one cool coincidence. We swear we didn’t plan it.  

So there you go…

Friday, May 17th – Raymond Compilation

Friday, May 24th – Episode 13 “Everything Ends” 

Thank you so much for your support!  And…yeah, we’ll try to use this website more. 

 

 

 

Season 2 – Submissions are open!

So you fancy yourself a writer, do you? 

I don’t really care what you like to call yourself in the mirror.  I’m not the one having to read your stories.  That’s beneath me.   I’m like…the highest peak of Mt. Everest and you’re…well you’re some disgusting little bug crawling around at the base of my magnificence.  Get it? Good.  Know your place. That’ll get  you far.

Of course we still need future roommakers for all of the wonderful torment we give our victims. Hmm…I suppose you’ll do.  I’m not getting my hopes up, but if you play your cards right and actually pay attention…

Continue reading “Season 2 – Submissions are open!”

Room #1125 I Didn’t have Arachnophobia…Exactly



 “I Didn’t Have Arachnophobia…Exactly” written by Candice Azalea Greene. Performed by Victoria Juan, Alistair Mackey, and Sarah Ruth Thomas.

 Thank you for listening to our second preview story featuring one of our winners from the “What’s Behind Your Door” Fiction Contest.

  We can’t wait to scare your pants off with Candice’s superb tale of terror. You won’t be disappointed.

 Come back and join us November 30th for Episode 1 of our inaugural season! The Great War by Brian Black.

Enjoy another trip to The Grey Rooms with…

We will…we will…scare you…

So…they tell me that I am supposed to discuss our next story with you.  Candice Greene’s spider story.

I just want you all to know that I don’t want to, but since I am under contractual obligation, I thought I would do things a bit differently.  I am going to put this cassette tape in the boombox. Okay?

Now when I press play, I want you to stomp, then stomp again, and then clap…no really. Stomp for me right now!  Good…yes…very good…it’s amazing what we can teach the living.

Ahem…

(Stomp, stomp, clap)

They will…

(Stomp, stomp, clap)

They will…

(Stomp, stomp, clap)

Bite you!

(Are you stomping and clapping? Good keep going.)

Feel that heart race,

Better pick up the pace,

Keep on running before the spiders kill your face.

They will, they will, bite you!

They will, they will, bite you!

ENOUGH!

Well now…that has sure gotten me into the spirit.  The spirit of doom and destruction!  Not quite team players, eating their mates and all, but I think spiders are the MVPS of horror.  What creepy castle or dark, gloomy basement is complete without their magnificent webbing and cocoons?

With that in mind, I would like to indicate a shameless advertisement for our Patreon.  Did you know that our cultists esteemed Patreon supporters have the privilege of listening to our episodes a week in advance? Yes, for the low, low price of two dollars you too can hear “I Didn’t Have Arachnophobia, Exactly” before everyone else.  Think about the bragging rights! Think about the warm feelings in your heart to know that you support our diabolical acts of doom and trickery.  We might even give you a few seconds head start when you flee from your own trip to The Grey Rooms…

Ah, but I am getting ahead of myself.  There are other levels of Patronage, but they don’t pay me to talk about it.  Just know that there are bonus episodes involved, and also some sweet, sweet Grey Rooms swag.

I really didn’t want to say that. I hate their swag. I hate their episodes.  I preferred when no one knew what it was that we were doing over here.  But that’s social media for you.

In summary, please throw your money at us so that you can hear the episode this Friday, August 31st.  Otherwise, don’t cry to us when someone spoils what our story is about (spiders).  The public will hear “I Didn’t Have Arachnophobia, Exactly” on Friday, September 7th.  It has the voice talents of Victoria Juan (@VictoriaJuan21 ),  Sarah Ruth (@SarahRuthVoice), and Alistair Mackey (@Alistairmackey ).  Plus some of yours truly and a special guest.

Isn’t that something?

Now go away!

Your optimism is giving me a headache.

The Grey Rooms Podcast – Now On Facebook!

The Warden here again.  I was tasked to let you all know that our podcast now has a presence on Facebook.  Oh goody.

If you would like to join our little fan club of “Roomies” you are welcome to talk about the podcast there.  It’s all a waste of time and you’ll probably get involved in some terrible amount of drama and end up leaving the Internet.

Second thought…

Please promptly join The Grey Rooms Facebook group.  I will see you soon.

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The Doors Have Been Chosen

Hello everyone,

I wanted to take the time to thank all of our amazing friends, co-workers, and fans that are making this podcast happen.  This is Jason’s dream and every day I feel like I am bringing him some piece of news that makes his heart swell up with pride and joy.  So please take a moment and give yourself a pat on the back for all of the hard work that you have done in supporting and helping us over the last few months.

Now it’s time to talk about the “What’s Behind Your Door” contest. I’m sure you’re eager to hear the results.

Remember those old Choose Your Own Adventures stories? Well I’m going to give you a choice.  If you choose Page 2, you will be able to hear the contest results from me.  So you should probably pick Page 2.  PICK PAGE 3 I KNOW WHEN YOU SLEEP.

If you wish to hear The Warden give the contest results you should pick Page 3.

Room #1221 Falling

Hello again…

Do to some technical difficulties we were unable to have our promotional Grey Rooms episode available for listening on our website.  The person responsible for this was hanged, drawn, and quartered.  We’re very thorough here in The Grey Rooms.

You may now listen to our first stab into the podcasting world.

Continue reading “Room #1221 Falling”

Welcome to The Grey Rooms!

Hello everyone.  I am The Warden.  You’ve probably heard of me by now.  If you haven’t…you will.  And by then you will be very sad.  Begging me to let you go.  “Somebody please save me!” Boohoo.  Sad face emoji.

We’re working on this website so it’ll probably change over time, but for right now this is what you have to work with.   Pretty soon you’ll be listening to our first promotional episode called “Falling.”  Won’t that be nice?

Continue reading “Welcome to The Grey Rooms!”

It’s Almost Time…

In one hour and thirty minutes…you shall hear our first episode.  Whatever your thoughts may be…know this…

It doesn’t matter whether you hate us or love us. We will be seeing you soon…