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. Note: you may send one original and one reprint at a time.
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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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.
There are 590 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 27.95 mean avg | 18 median | 102 max days
1.86% - avg 76 days
96.61% - avg 26 days(32.63% of rejections are personal)
84 pending responses (38 min | 51 mean avg | 51 median | 67 max days waiting) Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data. We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.