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General Submissions Update

Many thanks to everyone who sent us their work in 2016–we’ve received an outstanding number of submissions this year and we’re impressed and delighted by the fine quality of the stories we’ve read. In order to give proper attention to the stories in queue, and to give the castle staff a much needed rest over the holidays, we will be closing to submissions on December 1. We expect to reopen our submissions portal in mid-January 2017.

Thank you for a great year!

All the Best,

Jen R. Albert and Graeme Dunlop
PodCastle Co-Editors

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Artemis Rising 3

Artemis Rising 2

During the month of September, PodCastle will be looking for submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by women and nonbinary authors in genre fiction.

Stepping in as guest editor for our third annual ARTEMIS RISING event is PodCastle assistant editor Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali!

Summary

  • Payment at $0.06 per word. Please see our general submission guidelines for details of the rights we purchase and our sample contracts.
  • Original stories only.
  • Word count: 2000 – 6000 words.
  • Submit using Standard Manuscript Format. We accept files in .odt, .rtf, .docx or .doc format (no PDFs).
  • No multiple submissions.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Submission window runs September 1-30, 2016.

Who Can Submit

Anyone who identifies as a woman, to whatever degree that they do. Nonbinary authors are also welcome and encouraged to submit stories.

As always, we at PodCastle strongly encourage submissions from people of backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented or excluded from traditional fantasy fiction, including, but not limited to, people of color, LGBTQ authors, persons with disabilities, members of religious minorities, and people from outside the United States. Our goal is to publish fantasy that reflects the diversity of the human race, so we strongly encourage submissions from these or any other underrepresented groups.

What to Submit

Send in your best original fantasy fiction between 2,000 – 6,000 words.

You can send PodCastle one submission for ARTEMIS RISING. If we have another story under consideration already in the general submissions queue, we’d be happy to consider an additional story for ARTEMIS RISING.

While we’ll be accepting a limited number of stories for ARTEMIS RISING, all stories will be considered for regular PodCastle too.

How to Submit

Start writing now, and keep an eye out for a special ARTEMIS RISING Submittable portal. Submissions will be open for the month of September. 

Thanks, and we look forward to reading your stories!

 

Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Guest Editor

And the PodCastle team

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PodCastle Submissions Reopening

We have pried open the jaws of our submissions portal once again and it’s hungry for more of your fantastic stories! If you’ve got a fantasy short story you’d like us to read, please take a look at our guidelines then visit our submissions portal to submit. We accept both original fiction and reprints under 6,000 words.

We’re looking forward to reading your work. Happy Submitting!

Best,

Graeme Dunlop and Jen R. Albert, PodCastle Co-Editors

and the editorial team

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General Submissions Update

Greetings from the floating castle in the sky!

2016 has proved to be a particularly strong year for submissions. In order to give proper attention to all the stories we’ve received, we’ll be temporarily closed to new submissions beginning May 1. We expect to reopen our submissions portal in June 2016.

Thank you for your patience! We look forward to reading your stories.

Best,

Rachael K. Jones and Graeme Dunlop, PodCastle Co-Editors

and Editorial Staff

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