Vanguard Podcast Network (VPN) is a fiction and non-fiction storytelling platform.



VPN welcomes the voices of the African Diaspora. Our goal is to record and publish real people and skilled storytellers that reflect the diversity of the diasporic human experience.

Story Teller Submission

We are only accepting Story Teller submissions via our online Submission Management System

Submission Guidelines for adding your existing Audio Fiction or Storytelling Podcast to VPN

(VPN recommends sending an NDA prior to submission)
Send an email to and include:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Title

  • Genre

  • Podcast links

    • Submit an existing link or upload your submission(s) as MP3 or WAV file(s)

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a review and response.

Submission Guidelines for VPN production of your Fiction or Storytelling Concept 

(VPN recommends sending an NDA prior to submission)

Send an email to and include:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Title

  • Script

  • Treatment

    • List of Characters and brief descriptions

    • Plot and applicable subplots

    • Genre

    • Location

    • Format (Series, Limited Series, Short)

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a review and response. If submitting a podcast concept that requires script development, producing, casting, production, etc. please note that service fees are associated and certain requirements will apply contact for more information.

VPN Exclusivity

Vanguard Podcast Network does not own the rights to any podcast not created by VPN. Our mission is to centralize fiction and storytelling podcasts on our site and App (coming soon). VPN Podcasts will be highlighted on the VanguardPN site and link out to all other listening platforms of the podcast creator(s) choosing.

Available Podcast Services for Production (including Pre & Post Production)
Please see our available
Pro Services and inquire at for rates. 


Please note that a service agreement between the audio owner(s) and Afros & Audio, LLC must be completed prior to services.


Contributor Incentives 

Contributors will receive Afros & Audio Podcast Festival and Vanguard Podcast Network news, discounted and free services, and exclusive festival and network perks.


How is content protected on

Creative Commons Licensing
All content on this site is copyrighted by Afros & Audio, LLC, or by the individual authors whose work we’re publishing. The sound files are published by us under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license, the full text of which can be found here:

What this means, in short, is that it is legal to share any or all of these sound files in their entirety, but illegal for third parties to profit from them, or modify them in any way to create derivative works. Vanguard Podcast Network a subsidiary of Afros & Audio, LLC must be contacted prior to reproduction. 

Afros & Audio is produced and distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.


Please email any inquiries to


VPN will not post any audio links that are in violation of copyright infringement; including music and/or content not owned by the Podcast Creator and used without permission.

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