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For Your Consideration: PodCastle Award Eligibility 2015

Thanks so much for listening to PodCastle. Since it’s a new year, we wanted to make you aware of what stories we ran in 2014 that are eligible for awards. Below you’ll find a list of our stories, along with where they were originally published.

Additionally, PodCastle is eligible for Best Fancast Hugo Award!

Thanks so much for your consideration.

“Saving Bacon” by Ann Leckie, narrated by Alasdair Stuart (A PodCastle Original)

“La Madre del Oro” by Jeffrey Ford, narrated by Phil Gigante ( Originally published in Dead Man’s Hand)

“Enginesong” by Nathaniel Lee, (Originally published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

“Bee Yard” by Cole Bucciaglia, narrated by Sue Brophy (Originally published in Timber Journal)

“The Meaning of Love” by Daniel Abraham, narrated by M.K. Hobson (Originally published in Rogues)

“Drowning in Sky” by Julia August, narrated by Abra Staffin-Wiebe (Originally published in Fantasy Magazine‘s Women Destroy Fantasy!)

“The Wine” by MC Wagner, narrated by C.S.E. Cooney (A PodCastle Original)

“I Wrung it in a Weary Land” by Kenneth Schneyer, narrated by Dave Thompson (A PodCastle Original)

“The Rag Man Mulls Down the Day” by Amal El-Mohtar, narrated by Marguerite Croft (A PodCastle Original)

“Zeraquesh in Absentia” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew, narrated by Amal El-Mohtar (Originally published in The Dark)

“The Dolphin” by Dave Bishop, narrated by Joe Scalora (A PodCastle Original)

“Why I Bought Satan Two Cokes on the Day I Graduated High School” by Nathaniel Lee, narrated by Dave Thompson (Originally Published in U.F.O. 3)

“Burying the Coin” by Setzu Uzume, narrated by Amanda Fitzwater (A PodCastle Original)

“Days of Rain” By Rachael K. Jones, narrated by Cat Rambo (A PodCastle Origianl)

“Help Summon the Most Holy Folded One!” by Harry Connolly, narrated by a full cast (Help Fund My Robot Army! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects)

“Elf Employment” by Heather Shaw and Tim Pratt, narrated by Wilson Fowlie (A PodCastle Original)

“The Problem With Other Worlds” by Nick Scorza, narrated by Dave Thompson (A PodCastle Original)

“Makeisha in Time” by Rachael K Jones, narrated by K. Tempest Bradford (originally published in Crossed Genres)

And we’ve got a couple more stories coming out soon:

The Sea City Six: Where are they Now?  By Jenn Reese, narrated by Mur Lafferty, originally published in Flytrap.

“The Testimony of Samuel Frobisher Regarding Events Upon His Majesty’s Ship CONFIDENCE 14-22 June, 1818, with Diagrams”, Ian Tregillis, narrated by Ian Stuart (Originally published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)

Editors’ Note: Many thanks to David Steffen at Diabolical Plots for helping us organize the above the list.

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PodCastle 345: Makeisha In Time

by Rachael K. Jones

Read by K. Tempest Bradford

Originally published in Crossed Genres, Issue #20, August 2014. Read it here!

Makeisha has always been able to bend the fourth dimension, though no one believes her. She has been a soldier, a sheriff, a pilot, a prophet, a poet, a ninja, a nun, a conductor (of trains and symphonies), a cordwainer, a comedian, a carpetbagger, a troubadour, a queen, and a receptionist. She has shot arrows, guns, and cannons. She speaks an extinct Ethiopian dialect with a perfect accent. She knows a recipe for mead that is measured in aurochs horns, and with a katana, she is deadly.

Her jumps happen intermittently. She will be yanked from the present without warning, and live a whole lifetime in the past. When she dies, she returns right back to where she left, restored to a younger age. It usually happens when she is deep in conversation with her boss, or arguing with her mother-in-law, or during a book club meeting just when it is her turn to speak. One moment, Makeisha is firmly grounded in the timeline of her birth, and the next, she is elsewhere. Elsewhen.

Makeisha has seen the sun rise over prehistoric shores, where the ocean writhed with soft, slimy things that bore the promise of dung beetles, Archeopteryx, and Edgar Allan Poe. She has seen the sun set upon long-forgotten empires. When Makeisha skims a map of the continents, she sees a fractured Pangaea. She never knows where she will jump next, or how long she will stay, but she is never afraid. Makeisha has been doing this all her life.

Rated R.  Contains violence.

Editors’ Note: Please hang out after the episode for an announcement from Dave and Anna. Additionally, you can check out Dave’s blog here.

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A General Submissions Update

Happy New Year, everyone!

Initially, when we closed for submissions we also announced that we would be reopening on January 1. For various reasons, we’ve decided we’re going to wait a little bit longer to reopen. We’re not sure of the exact date yet, but we don’t expect it will too far off in the future, and will make plenty of noise when that date is announced.

Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing your stories soon.

Best,

Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind,
Editors

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Artemis Rising Submissions Update

This is a brief update on the status of our Artemis Rising submissions.

Initially, when the call for submissions was made, I had thought we’d be able to respond to them all by Christmas (yesterday). We received many more submissions than we’d expected, and as a result, we’re running a little behind. (This is not a complaint – we’re floored and delighted by the quality of submissions we’ve seen.)

As a result, we need to extend our response deadline for a couple more weeks. We plan to have responded to all of our submissions by January 9th.

We do apologize for the delay, and appreciate your patience.

This is going to be a very special month for PodCastle and all of Escape Artists. Thanks for participating in it with us!

Sincerely,

Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind,
Editors, PodCastle

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