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Pseudopod 258

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 & Year Established

United States Established in 2006

Publication Medium & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Will be open to submissions from 09 August 2024* (approx. 157 days from now) through 19 August 2024. 6
Adults, All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions, All sexual identities, People with disabilities.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Supernatural, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Pulp, Realist.
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Last Updated: 14 Jan 2024
Last Audited: 04 Oct 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Jul 2006

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