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2018 submissions update

Hello all! A pair of submission window updates: First, We’ve pushed back our 15 March window to 1 April, ending 15 April. We’re specifically looking for Halloween, Dinovember, and Winter Holiday stories during this submission period. Check out the complete schedule for details. Finally, don’t forget that our Banned Books Week window will be in […]

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Cast of Wonders 278: Strong as Stone

Strong as Stone by Effie Seiberg I thought Halloween would be different. The one day where I could go out and run around with kids my age, and be myself – truly myself, with nothing to hide. I was right, but not in the way that I thought. For you see, I’m made of stone. […]

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Schedule

Our schedule of submission windows from late 2018 through the end of 2019: (last updated 29 October 2018) From To Status 14 November 2018 Closed 15 November 2018 15 December 2018 General Submissions for 2019 publication 16 December 2018 14 March 2019 Closed 15 March 2019 15 April 2019 General Submissions. Please send: Halloween stories Dinovember […]

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Episode 178: Home Isn’t by Kelly Sandoval

Narrated by Katherine Inskip Audio production by Jeremy Carter Originally published in Flash Fiction Online. Listen above or download here. Show Notes Halloween is here and what better time for a scary story. And much like the sweets and chocolates soon to grace the pumpkin buckets and pillow cases of eager trick o treaters, we […]

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Episode 160: The Haunted Jalopy Races by M. Bennardo

Narrated by Alasdair Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes M. Bennardo‘s short stories have recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Clarkesworld. He is also co-editor of the Machine of Death series of anthologies. He lives in Kent, Ohio, and you can find out more about his work at his […]

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Episode 140: Of Pumpkin Soup and Other Demons and The Ghost of Grammy Goneril

Authors: Natalia Theodoridou and Austin H. Gilkeson Narrators: Katherine Inskip and Christiana Ellis Listen above or download here. Show Notes It’s October, everyone. That means it’s time for our annual Halloween special. This year we’ve gone for a theme, presenting a collection of horror stories about endings, both figurative and literal. The dead and the […]

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Episode 99: Little Wonders 3 – Scary Stories

Authors: Beth Hull, Ian Rose, and J. A. Ironside Narrators: Alasdair Stuart, Barry J. Northern, and Ian Stuart Listen above or download here. Show Notes You’re listening to Little Wonders, our collection episodes featuring flash fiction and poetry centered around a theme. And since it’s Halloween, that means it’s time for scaaaaaary stories! Our first […]

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Submissions

Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length. Please check our schedule for detailed submission window timing. We’re dedicated to publishing fiction that reflects the entire spectrum of the human experience. We acknowledge the realities of unconscious bias and make our best effort to account […]

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