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British Fantasy Award Shortlist!


Great news everyone! Morale has improved, so the beatings have achieved temporary surcease! Additionally, the British Fantasy Society shortlist has been announced, revealing that both PseudoPod and PodCastle have both been nominated under the Best Audio category!

Also, our gHostus Mostus Alasdair’s weekly pop culture newsletter, The Full Lid, has gotten a nonfiction nomination!

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

The British Fantasy Awards are presented each year at Fantasycon, which takes place in Glasgow, Scotland from October 18th – 20th, 2019.

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

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For Your Consideration 2019: Original PseudoPod Fiction in 2018

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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. (Continue Reading…)

Artemis Rising 5: Hecate’s Pentacle


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 any author who identifies as a woman, to any degree.

Stepping in as guest editors for our fifth annual ARTEMIS RISING event is PseudoPod Associate Editor Cecilia Dockins and Nightlight Editor Tonia Thompson.

 

Your Guest Editors:

Cecilia Dockins, PseudoPod Associate Editor

Cecilia Dockins resides near Nashville, Tennessee. Over the years, she has slung cocktails in bars, instruments in surgical suites, ink on paper, and possibly a curse word or two. She’s an Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate and former University of Maine: Stonecoast student, a failed academic, loner, dreamer, damn-good angler, and professional book hoarder.

Tonia Thompson, Nightlight Editor

Tonia Thompson is the editor of Nightlight: The Black Horror Podcast.  Follow the stories on Twitter @NightlightPod

From Tonia’s website:

I write horror, science fiction and dark fantasy. I’ve been scaring people since the second grade, when I wrote my first story based on Michael Myers. I’m pretty sure my teacher was concerned, but I turned out fine(ish).

I also write essays on racial inequality and inclusion in literature. If you don’t like my essays, you probably won’t like my fiction either. It’s cool. Just don’t send me a nasty note because I’m not your cup of tea. Don’t start none, won’t be none. (Continue Reading…)

This is Horror Award: Fiction Podcast of the Year


We’re honored to accept FOR THE SECOND TIME the This is Horror Award for the Fiction Podcast of the Year category. We would have been perfectly satisfied losing to any of the other folks we graced the shortlist with, and we are humbled by the outcome. Congratulations to all the other winners!

2017 was an amazing year for PseudoPod. We ran three stories by Ramsey Campbell, a master of the short form. We ran a classic from titan editor and writer Karl Edward Wagner which was narrated and sound bed by Anson Mount, who will soon be playing the role of Captain Christopher Pike in the Star Trek Discovery television series. We celebrated Artemis Rising for a third year, and prepared for our fourth year (go check out the five excellent stories we ran in March!) We could gush for hours about all the voices and stories, new and old, that we brought to our listeners. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to take a look at what we did this past year and peek into our back catalog.

We continued celebration our first decade of podcasting weekly short horror fiction, delivering our first anthology, For Mortal Things Unsung, and a sweet tiki mug. Our host and one of our editors participated in the second year of the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction. And there’s so much more! We couldn’t have done this without our tireless staff, including Dagny, Moaner, Karen, Graeme, Chelsea, Marty, Brian, Shawna, Tad, Scott, Cecilia, Cliff, Britany, Adrian, Kim, Austin, Erin, Otter, Jesse, and Victoria. We look forward to what else 2018 will bring!

For Your Consideration 2018: Original PseudoPod Fiction in 2017


For your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2017 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 David Steffen for his efforts. We’ll also link to our Wikia page, containing links to all the eligible Escape Artists stories.

Additionally in 2017, Escape Artists published the anthology “For Mortal Things Unsung: A PseudoPod 10th Anniversary Special.” This book was published in March of 2017. (Continue Reading…)