PodCastle 198

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. 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. We hope 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.

PodCastle
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions, All sexual identities. United States

Publication Media & Frequency

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

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Urban Fantasy.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated:
14 Nov 2017
Date Added:
20 Jul 2007