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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 Submission Schedule
  • Opens for submissions on Jul 1, 2024 (Begins 35 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy

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

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
8 cents/word


Reprints
Flash
0 to 1000 words
$20.00/piece

Short Story
1000 to 1500 words
$20.00/piece

Short Story
1500 to 6000 words
$100.00/piece


Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 90 days

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 1042 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 21.06 | Median: 15 | Max: 110
Responded:
98.94%
Accepted:
2.11% - avg 65 days
Rejected:
96.73% - avg 20 days (21.32% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.09%
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
1.05%

Pending:
There are 6 pending responses. (56 min | 65 average | 61 median | 85 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 23 April 2024


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