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The Drabblecast 171

About

The Drabblecast is an award-winning online speculative fiction magazine and podcast that publishes “Strange Stories for Strange Listeners,” often also classified as “Weird Fiction.” Loosely, this encompasses any and all genres, but largely centers around those of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and anything in between or off the beaten path. Our singular focus is off-beat, funny, eclecticism in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2007

Publication Medium & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

There’s something specific we are looking for – that weird idea you have, that hilarious or disturbing scenario you’ve been brooding over. We like stories that are humorous, bizarre, gross, disturbing, badass, interesting and original.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Weird/New Weird.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionExactly 100 words.
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pays occasionally, up to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
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Dates

Last Updated: 07 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 12 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 26 Sep 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 06 Jul 2007

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