New Feed!


Steve here. Now that we have an audio file to put out on the feed, we can finally give you a proper podcast feed you can subscribe to, as well as submit our RSS feed to iTunes. (If you don’t know what this means, sit tight and we’ll have some handy tips for you.)

The feed URL, for those of you who want to subscribe immediately, is:

http://feeds.escapeartists.net/PodCastle_Main

(Update 3/14/08) We are now listed on iTunes. If you have iTunes installed, just click on this little button and you’ll bring up our directory page, where you can subscribe:

(Update 3/16/08) Thanks to Paris’s reminder, here’s the one-click link to subscribe on the Microsoft Zune. Zune owners, please let me know if this doesn’t work:

We’ll have some more visible links to the feed after our upcoming site redesign. If you have any questions, drop me a line and we’ll do our best to put things right.

PodCastle Metacast #1


PodCastle editor Rachel Swirsky talks about the vision for PodCastle, the team behind it, the arc for the first few months of stories, and the launch on April 1.

LINKS:
PodCastle official site: http://podcastle.org
PodCastle forums: http://forum.escapeartists.info
PodCastle livejournal (with slush updates): http://podcastle.livejournal.com

CONTACT:
Submissions: submit@podcastle.org (please read our guidelines first!)
Other correspondence: editor@podcastle.org

Music credit: “Light Longing” by Catya Maré. Courtesy of the PodSafe Music Network.

PodCastle to Debut on April Fool’s Day


Things are Officially Getting Rolling. We’re going to cast the first episode on April 1. An April Fool’s Day joke, you ask? I’ll let you determine that for yourselves.

What proof do I have that this is for real? Well, check out our opening line-up. Barring crises with contracts or reading, behold what you’ll listen to for the first six weeks. Notice that in addition to weekly full-length fiction, we’ll be airing flash every two or three weeks.

EPISODE 1 – April 1: “Come Lady Death” by Peter Beagle
Bonus Flash – April 4: “Stone Born” by Loreen Heneghan
EPISODE 2 – April 8: “For Fear of Dragons” by Carrie Vaughn
EPISODE 3 – April 15: “Run of the Fiery Horse” by Hilary Moon Murphy
Bonus Flash – April 18: “Pahwahke” by Gord Sellar
EPISODE 4 – April 22: “Goosegirl” by Margaret Ronald
EPISODE 5 – April 29: “The Girl with the Sun in Her Head” by Jeremiah Tolbert
Bonus Flash – May 2: “Giant” by Stephanie Burgis
EPISODE 6 – May 6: “The Dead Girl’s Wedding March” by Cat Rambo

Welcome!


You’ve found the future home of PodCastle, the world’s first fantasy audio magazine. We’re still in site development right now, but look here for news and details as we prepare to launch our podcast in October.

If you’re a writer, please be sure to check out our submission guidelines as well. We’re open to submissions immediately. If you have any questions, you can contact us at editor@podcastle.org.

Thanks very much, and you’ll be hearing from us soon!