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 Setsu 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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PodCastle 344: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! Other Worlds Than These

“The Problem With Other Worlds,” by Nick Scorza
Read by Dave Thompson
A PodCastle Original!

At the bottom of an old boarded-up well is the world you really come from.  You were plucked from it as a child, and all the miseries of your life, all the ways the world you know does not fit you, are a consequence of this.

“Paperheart,” by Tina Connolly
Read by M.K. Hobson
Originally published in Bibliotheca Fantastica, ed Claude Lalumiere & Don Pizarro

After his wife died, the magician stayed in his library for three days with the door barred. Purple smoke poured from the chimney and something that might have been salt tears came in a trickle out of the windowsill, as the magician forbade water, even his own, anywhere near his books. When the three days passed, the magician came forth dry-eyed and forbade anyone to mention her name again.

“Portal Worlds and Your Child (A Parent’s Guide),” by Matt Mikalatos
Read by Peter Wood
Originally published in Daily Science Fiction. Read it here!

Warning Signs. One in every 250 children experiences inter-dimensional travel before the age of 18. Siblings and cousins are 40% more likely to enter another dimension than single children. If you discover your child hiding medieval items (crowns, trumpets, tapestries, chastity belts, swords, etc.), take action immediately. Likewise, if potential magical artifacts are found (uncommon rings, buttons, feathers, etc.), confiscate the item and talk to your child. Watch for imaginary friends, talking animals or strange behaviors (avoiding sidewalk cracks, fear of open closets, obsessively locking bedroom windows, etc.).

Rated PG!

For further explorations into different worlds and escapism, we highly recommend reading or listening to our own LaShawn M. Wanak’s 21 Steps to Enlightenment (Minus One). We think it’s pretty incredible.

Happy New Year!

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