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Southern Nightmares Volume Two


Southern Nightmares Volume Two

Smothered, Scattered, and Covered


Submission Guidelines

Southern Nightmares Volume Two: Smothered, Scattered, & Covered will be the second anthology organized as a group effort from members of the Atlanta Chapter of the Horror Writers Association. One of PseudoPod’s co-editors, Alex Hofelich, also helped edit the first volume and will be returning for the second. (Continue Reading…)

British Fantasy Award Shortlist 2021!


The British Fantasy Society shortlist has been announced, revealing that both PseudoPod and PodCastle have both been nominated under the Best Audio category! We are honored to share a list with a number of truly stunning artists, not just on the audio shortlist, but the entire list of British Fantasy Award nominees.

Also a PodCastle story is up for Best Short Fiction: John Wiswell’s 8-Bit Free Will (PodCastle 654)

I guess we’re at the Dream Master now or maybe The Return of Michael Myers.  Look, we have been nominated each year that the Best Audio category has been available.  Every year.  So this means if we lose, we fill out our punch card and get FREE TACOS.  And we love tacos.  But a win would be nice.  Either us or PodCastle. Or both. Why not both? After all, since when do dragons and nameless horrors follow rules?

And while you’re at it, give an win to our Hostus Mostus Alasdair’s weekly pop culture newsletter, The Full Lid, for Best Nonfiction

Please join us in congratulating our hardworking editorial teams on this awesome recognition.

The British Fantasy Awards are typically presented each year at Fantasycon, which (plague willing) will take place in Birmingham, England in September.

Mother Horror and the Dystopia of Meat


This PseudoPod episode is narrated by Linda Hamilton. You know, she plays Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise? THAT Linda Hamilton. She doesn’t just read the story or animate the dialog, she brings a cinematic quality to every line for the duration of this 30+ minute episode. It’s a real delight.

But what is an Oscar-worthy performance without something memorable to perform?

MEAT” by Xander M. Odell is unforgettable. (Continue Reading…)

Mother Horror and Final Girl Theory


Final Girl Theory” is a fictional story about a fictional, cult-classic movie called Kaleidoscope. The narrator is addressing the audience with a high level of knowledge about the film. At first, it’s almost documentary-like in tone but later, this changes.

John Meagher’s reading is perfect- he has an urgent, almost excited way of engaging with the text that demands rapt attention.

The author, A.C. Wise, does an amazing job with the descriptive language as the narrator translates, cinematically, what is happening on the screen. The specific details like how many minutes into the opening scene we are, lend themselves to the authenticity and believability.

The audience immediately forgets this movie is not real. (Continue Reading…)

Anthologies and Collections and PseudoPod and You, Round Two!


There are a number of short stories in anthologies and collections that deserve to get in front of more readers. We want to shine more light across our community and widen our circle to make room for more writers and readers. In specific, PseudoPod has penciled out space in a large portion of November and early December 2021 to support this effort. Want to know what this might look and sound like? Check out the showcase we did in November and December 2020 starting with “The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter” by Elaine Cuyegkeng from the anthology Black Cranes.

Publishers, please send us your collections and anthologies, specifically those that have been or will be published in 2021.

Authors, ask your publisher to send us the book; if they’re not interested, we still want you to submit your story here — just include the collection or anthology title in the cover letter for your individual story. (Continue Reading…)

PseudoPod mentions in February 2021


Congratulations to Christi Nogle for her Spanish translation of “Resilience” in both text and audio in Las Escritoras de Urras. This story was originally published her in PseudoPod in 2020.

https://escritorasdeurras.blogspot.com/2021/02/capitulo-26-resiliencia-de-christi-nogle.html


We couldn’t be more excited to make our inaugural appearance on Hugo nominated Fan Writer Charles Payseur’s Quick Sip Reviews with “If It Bit You” by Donyae Coles and narrated by Tonia Ransom of the excellent Nightlight Podcast. Check out the whole excellent list here:


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PseudoPod mentions in January 2021


We’re excited to make our inaugural appearance on the Preliminary Ballot for the Stoker Awards with “FFUNS” by Johnny Compton.

2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot Announced


We’re excited to make our inaugural appearance on the @locusmag Recommended Reading List with “Tara’s Mother’s Skin” by Suzan Palumbo and narrated by Arielle John — check out the full amazing reading list here!

2020 Locus Recommended Reading List

 


Andrea Blythe shares 20 bits of media she loved in 2020. We appreciate seeing “Five Fridays During Lent” by Christine Lucas and “Of Marrow and Abomination” by Morgan Sylvia (plus more!) among this list of excellence. Check out the full list!

https://andreablythe.medium.com/20-movies-shows-and-other-bits-of-media-i-loved-in-2020-d81acb0ce (Continue Reading…)

Mother Horror challenges you to Take A Walk In The Night, My Love


First, I must use this opportunity to encourage horror fans that if they are only digesting their horror fiction through the traditional method of the written word, I strongly recommend integrating some audio into your diet.

This is only my third PseudoPod episode but already I can feel my appetite for more grow stronger every day.

Take A Walk In The Night, My Love” by Damien Angelica Walters is a whole meal. Immediately after savoring the thought and care that Walters put into preparing this feast for your horror soul, your mind will continue to lap at the lingering morsels.

It’s proving to be somewhat of a challenge to share my full experience because this is one of those stories where all of the discoveries need to be preserved and not spoiled. So I’ll start with what I can freely exchange: The moment the narrator, Justine Eyre, began speaking — I felt my shoulders fall. I exhaled. There’s something so dreamily intimate and almost hypnotic about her voice. She has a nuanced way of ending her sentences that captured my attention and later, my affection. I’ll be looking for more stories that she has narrated.

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