Narrated by Rikki La Coste, Isis La Coste and Fiona “Princess Scientist” Van Verth Forthcoming from Solaris in May 2015 in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 9, and from Tor.com. Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we have a special a full...
by Marguerite Kenner on May 28, 2015 • Comments Closed
For Books’ Sake, a UK based charity championing the writing of women and girls, has opened a submission call for their first YA anthology. All the details are available on their submission platform. And tell them we said hello!
by Marguerite Kenner on May 3, 2015 • Comments Closed
Hello everyone! The 2014 Parsec Awards nomination window is now open, and every one of the stories listed below is eligible for nomination in the Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) category. The nomination window is open until May 31st, 2015, so spread the word on whatever social media platforms you like. Cast...
by Marguerite Kenner on Apr 28, 2015 • Comments Closed
Congratulations to Julia Rios, our narrator on Episode 155, Aisha Bets Her Life On Magic, for winning the 2015 Ditmar and Aurealis Awards for the excellent anthology Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories which is also on this year’s Tiptree Award Honor list. And if you’re a fan of Podcastle’s very own Dave...
by Marguerite Kenner on Mar 1, 2015 • Comments Closed
Sorry everyone, winter colds have caught us. Keep warm and we’ll see you soon!
by Marguerite Kenner on Dec 8, 2014 • Comments Closed
It’s that time of year again, when those of us north of the equator struggle with short days, cold weather and a sharp increase in demands on our time. To help ease us down into our annual January slumber, we’ll be on a reduced episode schedule this month. Join us this Sunday the 14th, and...
by Marguerite Kenner on Dec 7, 2014 • Comments Closed
Interested in nominating your favorite? Take the survey here!
by Marguerite Kenner on Nov 21, 2014 • Comments Closed
IGGY & Litro have announced their annual contest for 13 – 18 year old writers , with a cash prize of £2000 for the winning entry. The theme of this year’s competition is Myths and Legends. You can read all the entry details here. Good luck!
by Marguerite Kenner on Nov 11, 2014 • Comments Closed
Calling all female authors! Our good friends at Escape Artists (EscapePod, Podcastle and Pseudopod) are now open to submissions for their February 2015 month of celebrating women in genre fiction. Submissions close December 20th. You can learn more about submission criteria and procedure on their websites. Good luck, and say hello for us!
by Marguerite Kenner on Nov 9, 2014 • Comments Closed
Hello everyone! A brief update about submissions. Responses are in progress and I’ll post here again when we’re caught up. In addition, please take a quick peek at the word counts the next time you submit a story. We’ve normalized our categories with the SWFA word counts. In brief, this means we’re no longer accepting...
by Marguerite Kenner on Sep 28, 2014 • Comments Closed
The house-moving gremlins have hidden my microphone, and this week’s episode will be posted just as soon as I can brave the Cardboard Fortress for its safe return. Thanks everyone!
by Marguerite Kenner on Aug 4, 2014 • Comments Closed
Hello everyone! I wanted to tell you about a fantastic contest being run by our good friends at The Drabblecast right now! Long-time Drabblecast listener Bart Epstein decided to sponsor an episode of the show through his work with the Jefferson Education Accelerator, but he decided to do much more than just sponsor a show....
by Marguerite Kenner on Jul 29, 2014 • Comments Closed
The 2014 Parsec finalists have been announced, and Cast of Wonders has again made the cut! This year we’re finalists in two categories: Best Speculative Fiction Story: Long Form Broken by Cedric Johnson and Veronica Giguere Camp Myth: Phoenix Watching by Chris Lewis Carter (from Cast of Wonders) Fire on the Mound by William J....