NOTE: The word count limit for originals is 6000 words. Reprints between 6000 and 17000 words should query the Podcastle editors for permission to submit.

PodCastle is looking for fantasy stories. We’re open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story. We are an audio magazine. Our audience can’t skim past the boring parts. While we appreciate beautiful stories, those that feature beautiful language at the expense of plot may not translate well. Ideally, fiction should have strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, clear action, and still be beautiful. Above all, we’re looking for stories that are fun to listen to. Humor is encouraged. Podcastle hopes to publish fiction reflecting the full range of settings and tropes found in fantasy fiction. We’d particularly like to see more stories set outside America, and stories that feature characters who represent a range of backgrounds and ethnicities.


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
6 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 17000 words
Less than 1 cent/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 614 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 27.76 mean avg | 14 median | 355 max days
Responded:
99.34%
Accepted:
3.58%
Rejected:
95.60% (41.39% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.16%
Dead Letters:
0.65%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
0.65%
Pending:
55 pending responses (15 min | 46 mean avg | 20 median | 1126 max days waiting)
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