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Cast of Wonders

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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 PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Fiction Open


Open to fiction submissions through 31 July 2024 11:59 PM UTC (in 11 days). 0


Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults, All nationalities.

General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Paranormal, Retrofuturism, Superhero, Urban Fantasy.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Retrofuturism.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary/Near Future, Hard Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, Space Opera.
Western WesternSubgenres: Horror Western, Science Fiction Western.
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.


Open to all/most Topics, including: Seasons/Holidays (Specific holidays, See guidelines), Other (May vary).

Young Authors31 Jul 2024 23:59 UTC0

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $0.08/word for first publication rights. For reprints, $100 for stories, $20 for flash.


Method: Moksha submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.

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Cast of Wonders Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 56 reports from 52 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 49.1 mean avg | 43.5 median | 145 max days (38.7 std dev)
Responses96.43 %
Acceptances1.79 % of submissions accepted (145.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.92 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections94.64 % (48.9 avg. days per rejection) | 39.6 % personal, 43.4 % form, 17.0 % unspecified | 1.8 % rewrite requests | 5.4 % shortlisted
Non-Responses3.57 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals3.57 % (6.5 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending1 response is pending (170 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (39.3 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 60 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 90 days have passed.
Submissions are acknowledged within 3 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 10 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 28 Apr 2024.

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Last Updated: 17 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 21 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 05 May 2011

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