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Text Against Tyranny: Banned Books Week 2017

There have always been times when facts are questioned and truths threatened. When reality is malleable, and people’s opinions are not. When freedom becomes an excuse for persecution, and we’re told to fear the faces of our friends. September 24 to September 30 is Banned Books Week, an annual international event celebrating the freedom to...

All Four Escape Artists Podcasts Confirmed As SFWA Approved Markets

The Escape Artists podcasts are delighted to announce that Pseudopod, Podcastle and Cast of Wonders have entered the list of approved short fiction markets maintained by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (“SFWA”). They join sister-show Escape Pod. Since 2006, Escape Artists has been at the leading edge of audio short fiction. Its four podcasts provide...

March 2017 is Artemis Rising 3!

2017 marks the third annual Artemis Rising event across the Escape Artists podcasts – and this year, includes us! Join us for four stories across the month celebrating women and non-binary authors in speculative fiction. We’re bringing you four great stories demonstrating the depth and range of YA, by known favorites and new voices. We’re...

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...

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!...

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...

Closing to Submissions April 15th

Hi everyone, your editor here. Thanks to the HUGE influx of stories we’ve received over the last three months we’ll be closing to submissions on April 15th. In the meantime, polish up your ideas for our Banned Book Week call, dates for which we’ll be announcing soon. As always, thanks for listening!
Writers, Start Your Engines: Submission Call Alert

Writers, Start Your Engines: Submission Call Alert

September 25 through October 1st is Banned Book Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and raising awareness of the immense social value of free and open access to information. We’ve run special episodes spotlighting the event in the past, such as Alex Shvartsman’s The Things We Leave Behind. To celebrate, later this...

Artemis Rising 2 Print Available Now

Artemis Rising is the month-long celebration of female and non-binary authors in genre fiction run across three Escape Artists podcasts PodCastle for fantasy, EscapePod for science fiction, and PseudoPod for horror. This year we have commissioned a special art print by legendary ilustrator Galen Dara. The print will be available for purchase through Society6 until...