During the month of September, PseudoPod seeks submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by women and nonbinary authors in genre fiction.
Stepping in as guest editors for our fourth annual ARTEMIS RISING event is PseudoPod Assistant Editor Dagny Paul and Mothership Zeta Assistant Editor Karen Bovenmyer.
- 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 preferred.
- 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 PsuedoPod strongly encourage submissions from people of backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented or excluded from legacy markets of 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 horror 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 horror fiction between 2000 – 6000 words.
- You can send PseudoPod 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 as the separate portals will not constitute multiple submission.
- While we’ll be accepting a limited number of stories for ARTEMIS RISING, all stories will be considered for regular PseudoPod too.
How to Submit
- Start writing now, and keep an eye out for a special ARTEMIS RISING Submittable portal. Submissions will be open for the month of September.
ARTEMIS RISING Q&A
Q: If a story has been rejected by PseudoPod in the past, can I submit it to PseudoPod AR?
Q: If a story has multiple authors, do they all have to meet the AR criteria?
Q: If I’ve already submitted an AR story, can I submit another I wrote with a co-author to the same podcast’s AR?
Q: If I have a story on submission to a podcast, can I submit a different story to that podcast’s AR while the first one is still in the queue? Or vice versa?
Q: Can I submit a rejected AR story to the same podcast’s non-AR submissions pile?
A: No, because AR editors may refer your story to the show’s regular editors at their discretion. Otherwise please take a rejection as a rejection of the story from the venue for all purposes.
Thanks, and we look forward to your stories.
Your Guest Editors:
Karen Bovenmyer earned an MFA in Creative Writing: Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches and mentors students at Iowa State University and served as the Assistant Editor of Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the Horror Writers Association Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship. Her poems, short stories and novellas appear in more than 40 publications and her first novel, SWIFT FOR THE SUN, an LGBT romantic adventure in 1820s Caribbean, debuted from Dreamspinner Press March 27, 2017. http://karenbovenmyer.com/
Dagny Paul is a lapsed English teacher, failed artist, and sometimes writer who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has an unhealthy (but entertaining) obsession with comic books and horror movies, which she consumes whenever her five-year-old son will let her (which isn’t often). Dagny is Assistant Editor of PseudoPod.