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Escape Pod 162

A project of Escape Artists (see other related projects)

About

We are an audio magazine. Our audience can’t skim past the boring parts, and stories with beautiful language at the expense of plot don’t translate well. We’re looking for fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action. It can be beautiful too, if you’ve got all those other bases covered, but above all we’re looking for fun.

Escape PodUnited States
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Genres

Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cyberpunk, Hard Science Fiction, Space Opera.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Short Story2,000 - 6,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

A Audio PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
E Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionP Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK UnknownText format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
07 Aug 2005
Last Updated:
23 Feb 2017