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Episode 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure by Rachael K. Jones

Episode 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure by Rachael K. Jones

• Narrated by Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published Writers of the Future Vol 32 • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter...
Episode 218: Dinovember! Saurs by Craig DeLancey

Episode 218: Dinovember! Saurs by Craig DeLancey

• Narrated by Marguerite Kenner • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 217: Boys' Night by Rebecca Birch

Episode 217: Boys’ Night by Rebecca Birch

• Narrated by Dave Thompson • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 216: Banned Books Week – This Story Begins With You by Rachael K. Jones

Episode 216: Banned Books Week – This Story Begins With You by Rachael K. Jones

• Narrated by Jen R. Albert • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above...
Episode 215: Banned Books Week - Problematic by Brian Lawrence Hurrel

Episode 215: Banned Books Week – Problematic by Brian Lawrence Hurrel

• Narrated by Tatiana Grey • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Banned Books Weeks 2016 photograph courtesy of Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page •...
Episode 214: Banned Books Week - The Price of Stories by Shannon Connor Winward

Episode 214: Banned Books Week – The Price of Stories by Shannon Connor Winward

• Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Banned Books Weeks 2016 photograph courtesy of Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page •...
Episode 213: Beneath the Loveliest Tints of Azure by Jeff Samson

Episode 213: Beneath the Loveliest Tints of Azure by Jeff Samson

• Narrated by Elie Hirschman • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Lore Vol. 2 (November 30, 2013) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and...
Episode 212: Selling Home by Tina Connolly

Episode 212: Selling Home by Tina Connolly

• Narrated by Chloe Yates • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally appeared in Bull Spec (Issue 6) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen...
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Reopening for submissions December 15th!

Grab your favorite wintery drink (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) and your works in progress, we’re reopening for submissions! Our Submittable portal will once again accept your up to 6000 word offerings starting 15 December. Full details including payment terms, blind manuscript format requirements, and sample contracts available in our freshly updated submission guidelines....

Down for Maintenance (13 November 2016)

Hello all, a quick note to let you know we’re taking the site down for a few hours to try and repair the RSS feed issues. You may have difficulty accessing some or all of our stories while the work is ongoing. Thanks for your patience! In the meantime, have you checked out the great...
Where to find Cast of Wonders at WorldCon

Where to find Cast of Wonders at WorldCon

Hello everyone! Cast of Wonders’ editor and host, Marguerite Kenner, will be at WorldCon in Kansas City, Missouri this week. You can find her on the following panels as well as roaming the halls. Come say hello, and get a Cast of Wonders badge ribbon! Creative Commons Rights for Creators and Fans Wednesday 17:00 –...

Artemis Rising 3

For the last two years, February has been Artemis Rising month across the Escape Artists’s podcasts. The event returns in March 2017, and for the first time Cast of Wonders will be joining the month-long showcase of stories by women and nonbinary authors in genre fiction. Submissions for new short fiction will run September 1st through...
Episode 211: Indian Rope Trick by James Fitzsimmons

Episode 211: Indian Rope Trick by James Fitzsimmons

• Narrated by Kaushik Narasimhan • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally appeared in Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2012) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...

The TriWonders Flash Fiction Contest Is Here!

We are to have the honour of hosting a very exciting event over the coming months, an event that has not been held since the dawn of 2016. It is my very great pleasure to inform you that the TriWonders Flash Fiction Contest will be taking place at Cast of Wonders this year! It’s true!...
Episode 210: Little Wonders 8 - Embracing Change

Episode 210: Little Wonders 8 – Embracing Change

• Authors: Adam Gaylord and J. J. Litke • Narrators: Dani Daly and Katherine Inskip • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • The There-It-Is Store originally appeared in T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Fiction Blog. • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia...

Announcing assistant editors Dani Daly and Katherine Inskip!

Hello everyone! Things have been quieter than I’d like lately at Cast of Wonders. Part of that has been some behind the scenes changes. Our good friend Jeff Hite has stepped away from the show to spend more time with his family and his own writing career, and we wish him all the best. In...
Episode 209: A Real Stand-Up Guy by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd

Episode 209: A Real Stand-Up Guy by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd

• Narrated by Mat Weller • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally appeared in Allasso (Volume 3) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes...
Episode 208: Questing for Princesses by Amanda C. Davis

Episode 208: Questing for Princesses by Amanda C. Davis

• Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Originally appeared in Wolves and Witches: A Fairy Tale Collection (2013) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Amanda...
Episode 207: Millions Times Eight by Jake Walters

Episode 207: Millions Times Eight by Jake Walters

• Phobia Warning: Spiders • Narrated by Jason Arquin • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...
Episode 206: Planar Ghosts (Part Two) by Krystal Claxton

Episode 206: Planar Ghosts (Part Two) by Krystal Claxton

• Narrated by Paul Cram • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Writers of the Future (Volume 31) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...