Cast of Wonders



Note: Names should be removed from the manuscript to allow blind judging.

As a young adult fiction podcast, we’re looking for stories that evoke a sense of wonder and have something unreal about them. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language. Think Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.

Stories are presented in audio format, which means our audience rarely skim past boring bits. We’re looking for fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action. We like a proper narrative structure and a unique prose style not laden with clichés and over-worn idioms. We like fiction that makes us think, but the main element should be thrilling entertainment and adventure.

We prefer high fantasy — elves, dragons, secondary worlds, and magic — to the more cerebral forms of fantasy you find in adult markets.

We like all forms of science fiction: far-future, near future, space opera, “hard” sci-fi — but it must be accessible to our target audience. This means a minimum of technical jargon.

We’re happy to read comedy, steampunk, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, superheroes and many other genres. All that matters is adherence to our core concept and that critical spark of wonder.


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Market Submission Schedule
  • "Banned Book" Theme - May 1, 2017 thru May 15, 2017 (Begins 34 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Styles
Open to all/most styles
Subjects
Young Adults/Teens

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000
6 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 6000
6 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 203 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
1 min | 60.78 mean avg | 53 median | 174 max days
Responded:
97.04%
Accepted:
9.35%
Rejected:
86.20% (45.14% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
1.47%
Dead Letters:
2.95%
Lost/Returned:
0.49%
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
2.46%
Pending:
87 pending responses (54 min | 82 mean avg | 85 median | 250 max days waiting)
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