During the month of September, PodCastle will be looking for
submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the
Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by women and nonbinary authors in
Stepping in as guest editor for our fourth annual ARTEMIS
RISING event is PodCastle assistant editor Setsu Uzume!
- Payment at $0.06 per word. Please see our general submission guidelines for details of the rights we purchase and our sample contracts.
- Original stories only.
- Word count: 2000 – 6000 words.
- Submit using Standard Manuscript Format. We accept files in .odt, .rtf, .docx or .doc format (no PDFs).
- No multiple submissions.
- No simultaneous submissions.
- Submission window runs September 1-30, 2017.
Who Can Submit
Anyone who identifies as a woman, to whatever degree that
they do. Nonbinary authors are also welcome and encouraged to submit stories.
As always, we at PodCastle strongly encourage submissions
from people of backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented or
excluded from traditional fantasy fiction, including, but not limited to,
people of color, LGBTQIA authors, persons with disabilities, members of religious
minorities, and people from outside the United States. Our goal is to publish
fantasy that reflects the diversity of the human race, so we strongly encourage
submissions from these or any other underrepresented groups.
What to Submit
Send in your best original fantasy fiction between 2,000 –
You can send PodCastle one submission for ARTEMIS RISING. If
we have another story under consideration already in the general submissions
queue, we’d be happy to consider an additional story for ARTEMIS RISING.
While we’ll be accepting a limited number of stories for
ARTEMIS RISING, all stories will be considered for regular PodCastle too.
How to Submit
Our Submittable portal will be open for ARTEMIS RISING
stories September 1st through September 30th.
Prepare your manuscript in something approximating Standard
Manuscript Format. We accept files formatted in .rtf, .doc, .docx, and .odt.
In your cover letter, please include your legal name (for
contract purposes), byline (if different from your legal name), mailing
address, and the story’s approximate word count. If you
have any previous publications, feel free to list the most recent three, but
this is optional and won’t affect your story’s consideration.
Once you’ve sent us your story, you will receive an
automated confirmation via email. Please query if you have not received this
confirmation within 24 hours.
By sending us your story you understand and agree that:
- You are the original creator of the work
submitted to us;
- You are the copyright holder of the work;
- You are not prohibited by any prior agreement
from the transfer of non-exclusive electronic and audio rights to the work;
- All information in the contact and cover
sections of your submission is accurate and truthful;
- You accept sole responsibility for any false
statements or encumbrances upon rights not disclosed to us; and
- If you are under the age of 18, your parent or
guardian will sign your contract and accept your payment on your behalf.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, send them
to email@example.com. We’ll do our best to get back to you within
a few days.
We look forward to reading your fiction!
Setsu Uzume, Guest Editor
And the PodCastle team