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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 free, weekly stories in their respective genres across every element of speculative fiction. Their combined back catalog of nearly 1800 episodes encompass a huge array of authors and narrators, from industry giants to emerging talents. Each episode features flash or short fiction and commentary, supporting EA’s ‘One Story, Told Well’ mission.

‘Everyone at Escape Artists is thrilled to see this confirmed’ said owner, Alasdair Stuart. ‘We’re very proud of the number of authors who have their first professional sales with one of our shows. Bringing all four shows’ pay rates into synch, and being approved SFWA markets, will continue to support our goal of lowering barriers to entry in publishing. Sales to EA podcasts will now count toward SFWA membership requirements for authors, and bring a wider range of voices to genre fiction.

For more information visit escapeartists.net, or follow @EAPodcasts on Twitter.

For Your Consideration 2017: Original Fiction in 2016


In our first 2017 metacast, for your consideration we present the Escape Artists stories that ran in 2016 which are eligible in the upcoming award nomination season.

A quick plug. For us. All four EA shows – PodCastle, Pseudopod, Escape Pod and Cast of Wonders – are themselves eligible in the SEMIPROZINE Hugo category. So is our eZine, Mothership Zeta.

Not Fancast. Not Fanzine. SEMIPROZINE. Yes, the categories are confusing and often overlap. “Fancast” is traditionally dominated by commentary shows and sketch-based audio programs. (Continue Reading…)

EA Metacast – 48 Hours left on PP Kickstarter!!


What it says on the tin – 48 hours left on the PSEUDOPOD Kickstarter! We’ve just got $1000 left to push us over the top! Please consider pledging! Every bit helps! And if you’ve already pledged, consider upping your pledge for a special mystery bonus!

For Mortal Things Unsung


Pseudopod is putting together the first anthology to be released by Escape Artists. This is an integral part of our first Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our narrators. For Mortal Things Unsung is inspired by the poem “Sympathetic Horror” translated from the French of Charles Pierre Baudelaire by Clark Ashton Smith.

 

Athirst for mortal things unsung

In shadowy realms of lone surmise

 

Or translated a different way, “We have a story for you, and we promise . . . it’s true.” (Continue Reading…)

DragonCon 2016


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If you want to visit with Escape Artists folks at DragonCon this weekend and hear the latest news about Escape Artists, here are a few options:

Sunday 1pm:

Story Time! – PodCasting Track, Hilton 202

This panel is all about Escape Artists and will include announcements for events coming up for the remainder of this year and in 2017.

Sunday 4pm:

Niche Markets in eBooks & Print (for writers) – EFF Track, Hilton 208-209

PseudoPod co-editor Alex Hofelich will be a presenting panelist

Sunday 7pm:

Horror in Clay Tiki Mug Meetup – Comics and Pop Art Track – Mart2 204 C

Come hang with us and EA friend Jonathan Chaffin of Horror in Clay to discuss upcoming projects.

PSEUDOPOD SUMMER 2016 – THE DREADFUL PART!


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Ahoy, Summer hoves into view and we here at the Towers have quite a line-up planned for you, dear listeners! We’ve got punishments (existential & real), Mexican Vampires, teen terrors and a 3 week showcase on the mad killer in 3 different forms. Oh, and a bit of cosmic horror for our 500th episode – speaking of which, those wanting to take full advantage of the PSEUDOPOD feed, and who are not subscribers, are directed to consider subscribing soon – as all EA subscribers will be receiving extra episode links in the mail!

“Out through that window, three years ago to a day, her husband and her two young brothers went off for their day’s shooting. They never came back. In crossing the moor to their favourite snipe-shooting ground they were all three engulfed in a treacherous piece of bog. It had been that dreadful wet summer, you know, and places that were safe in other years gave way suddenly without warning. Their bodies were never recovered. That was the dreadful part of it.” – Saki