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Fan Favorite PseudoPod Fiction from 2018


The results of our poll are in! The listeners voted Epsiode 610: Beneath Their Hooves by Katharine E.K. Duckett as their favorite!

Runners up were Episode 578: Alarm Will Sound by Christopher Shultz, Episode 617: The Culvert by Maxwell Price, and Episode 624: Ten Things I Didn’t Do by Maria Haskins.

Our stories are only half of what they can be without our narrators. Many thanks to the voice work of Larissa Thompson, Scott Campbell, Susan Gage, Paul Cram, and Rebecca Wei Hsieh.

Please give your congratulations to these winners! (Continue Reading…)

THIS IS HORROR AWARD


Greetings from Pseudopod Towers,

We were amazed and honoured to win the first Best Fiction Podcast THIS IS HORROR award two years ago. We were even more amazed and honoured to win it a second time this past year. None of our staff are in the same time zone, we all work day jobs, and we all love creating PseudoPod. To hear that other people love it as much as we do? Day made, forever.

That got us thinking about all the years we’ve worked out of the spotlight and how it felt to have such hard (though rewarding) work go unrecognized. Horror, like it or not, is still a genre with relatively few industry awards. Horror podcasting, even less so. Hard work deserves recognition.

With that in mind, remaining eligible for an award we’ve already won twice isn’t something we want to do.

We’d like to recuse PseudoPod from competition for the next three years. We’ve been in this spotlight, it’s great. Other people need to have that opportunity too. So, instead of being in contention, we’re going to signal boost other deserving podcasts and the finalists. Not just because professional (and slightly squishy) enthusiasm is our raison d’etre, but because a rising tide lifts all boats. Or colossal sleeping gods… Regardless, every boat rises and that’s a good thing and we want to help. And for the next three years, this is one way we can rise up others.

So here’s what we’d like you to do. Before January 14, 2018, go check out the categories for the THIS IS HORROR AWARD and nominate your favorites from 2018. When the finalists are announced, we want you to go check out and vote for the best. Help us shine the spotlight into all the dark and creepy corners of the podosphere.

Sincerely,

Shawn Garrett and Alex Hofelich, co-Editors

Karen Bovenmyer, Assistant Editor

Alasdair Stuart, Host

And all the PseudoPod Tentacles

For Your Consideration 2019: Original PseudoPod Fiction in 2018

Show Notes

We’re running a poll to see what were your favorite stories of 2018. Vote here: https://goo.gl/forms/0lQYAdl5k1HErccy2


For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2018 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season.

Below are links to some aggregation projects, where fans are building lists of those eligible in the various categories. They’re great tools, and we’d like to thank all the contributors for their  efforts. When it’s ready, we’ll also link to our Wikia page, containing links to all the eligible Escape Artists stories.

The list of individual stories for PseudoPod follows in order of publication: (Continue Reading…)

On Inclusion and Artemis Rising: An Apology


It has come to our attention, through multiple channels, that the current incarnation of Artemis Rising 5 has caused harm to members of our community.

Thanks to Bogi Takács’s eloquent explanation of how to bring more voices to the table, we are examining the best way to repair the trust we’ve broken. We appreciate the conversations happening on various platforms and thank you for allowing us to participate in them.

Artemis Rising’s aims have always been to highlight the work of underrepresented genre authors and provide training and progression opportunities to junior members of the Escape Artist family who are members of traditionally marginalized groups. The underrepresented groups that we’ve chosen to focus on have changed over time and are likely to continue to change from year to year.

This year, we failed to consider the effect this change would have on people who were previously eligible to submit but were not eligible this year.

Artemis Rising’s submission portals will remain open and stories are being read while we consider how best to move forward, but we feel it is imperative to urgently acknowledge our mistake.

We apologize for the exclusion and hurt caused by this year’s call. We appreciate the feedback we’ve received; to everyone who voiced their objections, thank you for giving us a chance to correct our error. We hear you.

Escape Artists editors

Escape Pod: S.B. Divya & Mur Lafferty
PseudoPod: Shawn Garrett & Alex Hofelich
PodCastle: Jen R. Albert & Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali (and assistant editor Setsu Uzume)
Cast of Wonders: Marguerite Kenner

The 2018 Artemis Rising editors

Escape Pod: S. Kay Nash & Laura Pearlman
PseudoPod: Cecilia Dockins & Tonia Thompson
PodCastle: Krystal Claxton & Elora Gatts
Cast of Wonders: Amy Brennan & Karissa Sluss