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PodCastle 188

A project of Escape Artists (see other related projects)

About

PodCastle is looking for fantasy stories. We’re open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story. We are an audio magazine. Our audience can’t skim past the boring parts. While we appreciate beautiful stories, those that feature beautiful language at the expense of plot may not translate well. Ideally, fiction should have strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, clear action, and still be beautiful. Above all, we’re looking for stories that are fun to listen to. Humor is encouraged. Podcastle hopes to publish fiction reflecting the full range of settings and tropes found in fantasy fiction. We’d particularly like to see more stories set outside America, and stories that feature characters who represent a range of backgrounds and ethnicities.

PodCastleUnited States
Important: Reprints strongly encouraged.

Genres

F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Urban Fantasy.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions, All sexual identities.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 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)

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK OKText format submissions

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Before Submitting

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  • 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.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
20 Jul 2007
Last Updated:
20 Jan 2017