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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.

Important: Reprints strongly encouraged.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2008

Audience

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

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 15 June 2019 (84.2 days from now) through 15 July 2019. 2
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy 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, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
Payscale:
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).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2019
Last Checked: 17 Mar 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 14 Nov 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 20 Jul 2007

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