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PodCastle is a weekly fantasy podcast producing audio performances of fantasy short fiction, including all the subgenres of fantasy. PodCastle launched on 1 April 2008 as part of Escape Artists, Inc. with Rachel Swirsky as founding editor and Ann Leckie as assistant editor. Today, the PodCastle Team comprises these fine people: Jen R. Albert: Co-Editor Jen Albert is an editor, writer, and former entomologist. […]

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PodCastle 425: Flash Fiction Extravaganza! Transformations

“Girl in Blue Dress (1881)” by Sunil Patel. Read by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali. First appeared in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. Her dress is composed of blues from ultramarine to cerulean, a cascade of hues resolving into one. She stands askew, her expression unreadable, her mouth a blur. The colors in her dress have not faded but […]

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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 […]

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PodCastle Miniature 88: Communion

by Jei D. Marcade  read by Jen R. Albert and Graeme Dunlop A PodCastle original! The mice come when Vyozhka calls them, her breath whistling through shattered teeth, brittle fingers tap-tapping on the temple floor. A storm-blown teak juts over the rubble of an outer wall: the mice scamper in along its ridged bark to patter […]

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