Category: Audio

Taking Submissions: PseudoPod

Deadline: November 2nd, 2020
Payment: 8 cents per word for original work, $100 flat rate for short story reprints, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints
Theme: Horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy.
Note: Reprints welcome

PseudoPod is always looking for quality fiction to feed our listeners. If you’re a writer with a short horror story that you’d like to hear narrated by one of our talented performers, we’d like to see it. Probably. When we’re open, you can send it to us through our Moksha portal. Check to see if we’re open by reviewing our schedule.

Multiple and Simultaneous Submissions

For the submission period in 2020, we will consider one original and one reprint per author.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable WITH DISCLOSURE. Let us know that you are submitting this to multiple markets simultaneously. We’ll be transparent with you, and expect the same level of professionalism in return.

The only exception to this is simultaneous submission of a particular story to multiple Escape Artists podcasts (Escape Pod, PodCastle, Cast of Wonders, and PseudoPod), which we ask that you avoid. When submitting to one Escape Artists podcast, please wait to hear back about it before submitting the same story to another.

What We Want

PseudoPod is a genre magazine in audio form. We’re looking for horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. We publish highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction. We don’t split hairs about genre definitions, and we do not observe any taboos about what kind of content can appear in our stories. Originality demands that you’re better off avoiding vampires, zombies, and other recognizable horror tropes unless you have put a very unique spin on them. What matters most is that the stories are dark and compelling.

Since we’re an audio magazine, our audience can’t skim past the boring parts, so stories with beautiful language at the expense of plot don’t translate well. We’re looking for fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action. It can be beautiful too, if you’ve got all those other bases covered.
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Ongoing Submissions: The Night’s End Podcast

Payment: $5
Theme: Spooky stories
Note: Reprints Welcome

If you think that your writing has the ability to spook the pants off our listeners, then you are just
who we are looking for!
If your story is accepted, our team will work hard to transform your piece into an auditory
experience never to forget.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
o Stories must be 2,000 – 3,000 words (10% tolerance +/-).
o Submission must be in a Word document – Calibri font, size 12.
o Include a 1-2 sentence logline for your story at the beginning of the document.
o Title your email with the following format: SUBMISSION – STORY TITLE – WORDCOUNT (e.g.
SUBMISSION – THE WINDING ROAD – 1,999).
o Name and an email address are at the beginning of the document.
o By submitting your story to us, you are confirming that you are the original creator of the
story.
o Previously published stories are welcome, however this must be stated in the document. By
submitting your story to us, you are confirming that your story is now free of all exclusivity
publishing rights.
o You will be allowed to place one call-to-action for your own work at the end of the episode
(eg. website address, book release, social media address). Please ensure to include this on
your document.
o Payment per accepted story is $5 USD via Paypal. All rights remain with the author.

Please send all submissions to:
[email protected]

Via: The Night’s End.

Ongoing Submissions: Night Shift Radio

Payment: $50 or $25 depending on selection
Theme: Fiction with tension and excitement

Do you have a story you’d like us to feature on The Storyteller Series? Then we want to here from you! Email us your stories at [email protected].

Submission guidelines:

  • Simultaneous Submissions are okay, but if your story is picked elsewhere prior to selection/contract signing, please notify us ASAP.

  • Multiple Submissions (more than one submission from the same author at the same time) are not allowed at this time.

  • You may make a new submission immediately after a rejection or acceptance.

  • Standard Manuscript Format. Use it. Love it. Follow directions here; Modern or Classic is fine. (Note – Please attach stories as .docx or .doc. Please do not send Dropbox links at this time.)

  • Payment Rates – We choose two stories to publish each month. One story will be chosen for the Full Cast Audiobook treatment; that author will receive $50 for audio rights and non-exclusive print rights. A second piece will be chosen for our mid-month print only piece. The author of that piece will be offered $25 for exclusive worldwide electronic rights for 120 days. All rights not specified stay with the author.

  • Night Shift Radio Productions reserves the right to use any accepted stories in a future anthology within two years of the original publication.

  • We do our best to respond to all queries within three weeks, but that may change based on submission volume. We will send an email confirming receipt of your story. If you don’t receive a confirmation within 48 hours of submission, please send your submission again.

    What do we want? Engaging stories. Real people writ large on the page. Anything that reads with tension and excitement. Fiction, non-fiction, memoir; it’s all okay. Just no fan fiction, please. We may read it, but we won’t publish it.

    Please include the following details for all submissions:

  • Your Name

  • Email Address

  • Submission Title

  • Genre

  • Word Count (we are looking for 7,000-10,000 words)

  • Cover Letter (What else would you like us to know? Have you published elsewhere? Do you have some sort of expertise that’s pertinent to the story?)


Send us your stories

Do you have a story you’d like us to feature on The Storyteller Series? Then we want to here from you! Email us your stories at [email protected].

Via: Night Shift Radio.

Ongoing Submissions: Story Brewing Podcast

Payment: $5
Theme: Stories of all genres and themes that are entertaining, engaging, well-written, and interesting
Note: Reprints Welcome

How long should my story be?
  • For “Fiction Friday” stories (fictional short stories) we accept stories between 2,000-10,000 words.
  • For “Truesday” stories (true stories) we don’t have a minimum or maximum length.
Can I submit more than one story?

Yes! But we ask that you only submit one story per form submission, so feel free to use the form more than once. No more than 3 submissions at a time please.

How long does it take you to respond to submissions?

We try to get back to submissions as soon as possible! Typically, we’ll reach out to you within 7-14. We personally respond to every submission.

What kind of stories do you look for?

We look for stories of all genres and themes that are entertaining, engaging, well-written, and interesting.

Can I be on your podcast?

If your story is selected, absolutely! We’ll either record an interview with you or send a few follow-up questions (if you don’t want to be on the show) that you can answer on your own time for us to share.

Fiction Submission Guidelines

How to Send Us Your Work: We accept submissions through our submission system. We do not accept submissions through email.

Timing: Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round.

Response Time: Our response time varies from 1 to 2 weeks. We personally respond to all submissions.

Word Count & Genre: We are currently accepting short stories between 2,000 and 10,000 words of any genre/topic.

Promotion: We want you to succeed as a writer. Upon release of your story, we will promote you on our instagram, twitter, facebook, verbally on our podcast, and on our website. Please provide any links you’d like promoted when submitting your story.

Multiple submissions: A total of THREE submissions per author will be reviewed at a time.

Reprints: Work has been entered and published elsewhere will be considered, however,
please let us know on the submission form where and when your story has been used elsewhere.

Rights: Your story rights remain with you.  You may post/submit your story anywhere and ask us to remove your episode at any point. If your story eventually gets a contract that prohibits us from having it on our channel, please let us know ASAP.

Payment: $5 through paypal or venmo, and endless promotion (see above).

 

Via: Story Brewing Podcast.

Ongoing Submissions: Nobilis Erotica Podcast

Payment: $50
Note: Reprints welcome if not previously done in audio
Theme: Science Fiction Erotica

We pay $50 for 2-6k speculative fiction erotica stories.
No stories that have been previously podcasted elsewhere, though if they have appeared in print, ebook or on the web that’s fine.

Up to three submissions at a time.
Simultaneous submissions are fine.
Please upload your story as a .rtf. Only. No other formats please. Absolutely no .docx. ONLY RTF ACCEPTED.

Find our detailed submission guidelines here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cEegOpr2V9rsOW3s6OpU8Plo0j4qQmE5erqFOC8Y_2I/edit?usp=sharing

Nobilis Erotica is the longest running and most prolific erotica podcast on the internet! It’s hard to be that awesome (and sexy) without a bit of help. Even Nobilis can only produce so much wonderful smut.

Which is where you come in. Nobilis is looking for your best, most delectable and utterly sexy speculative fiction erotica stories. We’re looking for robots that turn you on, dragons that might want to do things with the princess other than devour her, and what happens when the lights go out in every sense of the word (possibly with a tentacle or three). Take off the corsets and uniforms and have some fun. We welcome LGBTQ+ stories.

We’re looking for stories that are both good speculative fiction and good erotica – are you up for the challenge? If not sure, listen to the podcast to find out what we like – free of charge.
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Taking Submissions: The Other Stories (Vol 47.) Masks

Deadline: October 21st, 2019
Payment: $5

(Vol 47.) Masks; deadline 21st October.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to terrify, scar and haunt our audience of 10,000 daily listeners, then we want your stories!

If accepted, we’ll get our fantastic narration team to lend their voices, our editor will sprinkle some magic pixie dust on the track, and you could have your story heard by thousands of listeners each week.

Submission guidelines can be found HERE

SUBMIT YOUR STORIES TO

[email protected]

Title your email with the following syntax:

SUBMISSION | STORY TITLE | THEME | WORDCOUNT

(e.g. SUBMISSION | THE MARTIAN | SPACE | 1,982)

Via: Hawk And Cleaver.

Ongoing Submissions: We Will Remember Freedom

Payment: 1 cent per word
Note: Reprints welcome

We are looking for short fiction between 2,000 and 7,000 words in length. All stories must meet at least one of the following three criteria:

  • by an author who identifies as an anarchist or with another political tradition that opposes state authority, capitalism, and other oppressive hierarchies
  • takes place in a society without state authority, capitalism, or other oppressive hierarchies
  • involves struggle against state authority, capitalism, or other oppressive hierarchies

 

One of our goals is to publish fiction that offers imaginative answers to our world’s problems. One of our other goals is to publish fiction that is entertaining and well-written. We have no strong feelings about genre. We are open to fantasy, science fiction, horror, or stories with no speculative elements whatsoever. We are open to submissions from authors of all class backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, and genders, though we are particularly excited about work that explores the experiences of people whose identities are marginalized by this society. While we are aiming this podcast at a primarily anarchist audience, we are actively excited about publishing work from other political traditions that share an antiauthoritarian, pro-community worldview.

Payment

We pay $.01USD per word upon acceptance. This is not a professional rate, and we are therefore primarily a reprint market. While we will consider fiction that has not appeared elsewhere, we suggest that if your story is good enough for us, it is probably good enough for someone who will pay you at least 8 cents per word and we encourage you to try submitting to those markets first. Authors should be paid for their labor. Once your work is out of exclusivity, or if you can’t find a better-paying home for it, send it on to us!

How to Submit

Send your story in standard manuscript format, as either an .rtf or .docx attachment, to the editor at [email protected] In the body of the email, please include a cover letter that indicates which of the three criteria your story meets as well as any prior publications of the story and/or where other work of yours has appeared.

Send only one story at a time. If you do not hear a response from us within six weeks, please consider your story rejected with our apologies.

What We Ask for

We ask for nonexclusive audio rights for the podcast, nonexclusive digital print rights to include the text on our website, and nonexclusive print rights to include your story in a potential forthcoming publication aimed at an incarcerated audience. If we accept your story, we would also like to interview you about the story, which we will air alongside your story.

What is This Anarchist Thing?

An anarchist is someone who opposes the state, capitalism, racism, colonialism, patriarchy, and all the various and intersecting ways by which groups of people exert power over other people. Anarchism also references a specific political tradition that dates to the mid-19th century and has had millions of adherents around the world. Or, to quote one of our favorite anarchist fiction writers, Ursula le Guin, “What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”

Via: We Will Remember Freedom.

Ongoing Submissions: The Gods Among Men podcast

Payment: $5

The Gods Among Men podcast is looking for short stories year-round. I will read them aloud on the podcast for a unique, audiobook-like experience utilizing music, sound effects, and even images that fit the theme of the stories.

I prefer stories under 6,000 words, however longer stories are accepted if I thoroughly enjoy them.

Any genre is welcome but horror (especially existential horror) is preferred.

Send submissions to [email protected] with SHORT STORY and your last name in the subject line. Any file format is acceptable. Include an author bio if you wish, and don’t fret about the cover letter. I’ve been through the struggle, I’m not a stickler for the business-like approach that most publishers insist upon. Include whatever you feel is relevant/important.

Reprints (audio and/or print) are not allowed, as I’m trying to give new authors (like myself) a voice. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed, however if your story is accepted elsewhere let me know so I don’t end up getting sued, haha.

I firmly believe in freedom of speech, so no content is off-limits. Don’t be afraid that I won’t like it or won’t understand it. I write some crazy shit too, and have received a mountain of rejections because of it. Consider this my blessing for you to go crazy and do whatever it is you’re scared to do anywhere else.

The story rights remain with you, I don’t like to hold art hostage. Feel free to post it anywhere and ask me to remove it at any time. However if you end up in a contract that prohibits me from keeping it on the channel, let me know (again so I don’t get sued, haha).

Payment is $5 through PayPal.

The Gods Among Men podcast is funded solely through Patreon and not only releases short stories, but also podcast episodes dedicated to expanding human consciousness through psychedelics, research, philosophy, love, and total open-mindedness. If you believe in our cause, please consider donating. Peace!

Via: The Gods Among Men Podcast.