Cast of Wonders is a new YA fantasy and science-fiction podcast. Cast of Wonders is a YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy fiction podcast, but we don’t rigidly define the genre. We’re looking for stories that evoke a sense of wonder, that have something unreal about them. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without explicit sex, violence or strong language. Think Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. We like fiction that makes us think, but the main element should be thrilling entertainment and adventure. We prefer high fantasy, elves, dragons, secondary worlds, and magic to the more cerebral forms of fantasy you find in adult markets. We like all forms of sci-fi: far-future, near future, space opera, hard SF — but it must be accessible. Horror / urban fantasy / paranormal romance — there are so many genre labels. Try us out — if it fits, we’ll tell you.
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Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 2011
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Audio Publication ||Audio Publication||Published 52 x per year.
Fiction Temp Closed
Will be open to submissions from 15 November 2021* (approx. 26 days from now) through 20 December 2021. 0
- Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults, All nationalities.
|General General||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
|Fantasy Fantasy||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Paranormal, Retrofuturism, Superhero, Urban Fantasy.|
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Retrofuturism.|
|Science Fiction Science Fiction||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary/Near Future, Hard Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, Space Opera.|
|Western Western||Subgenres: Horror Western, Science Fiction Western.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics, including: Seasons/Holidays (Specific holidays, See guidelines), Other (May vary).
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Up to 1,000 words.|
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 6,000 words.|
- 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).|
| OK|| No|| OK|| OK||Text format submissions |
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our . glossary
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.
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