Pseudopod 243 MATURE CONTENT

A project of Escape Artists (see other related projects)


Pseudopod is a genre magazine in audio form. We’re looking for horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. We publish highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction. We don’t split hairs about genre definitions, and we don’t have any hard and fast taboos about what kind of content can appear in our stories. Originality demands that you’re better off avoiding vampires, zombies, and other recognizable horror tropes unless you have put a very original spin on them.

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Country of Publication

Adults, All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions, All sexual identities, People with disabilities. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

A Audio PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Extreme Horror, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Supernatural, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Pulp, Realist.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Last Updated:
06 Nov 2017
Date Added:
14 Jul 2006