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Escape Pod

Literary Magazine




a media company, specializing in free-to-listen short fiction podcasts including the original science fiction podcast

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  • Response time:  / 
    16 days*
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Paysfrom $0.08 per word

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 18000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 18000

Sub Genres: Science Fiction

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

short stories – original fiction: 1,500-6,000 words (sweet spot: 2000-4000) short stories – reprints ONLY: 1,500-7,500 words novelettes – reprints ONLY: 7,500-18,000


Payment: $ 0.08 per word

If first English publication rights remain available, we treat the story as an original; otherwise, as a reprint

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    ❗️no simultaneous submissions payment: USD $0.08 per word for original fiction USD $100 per story for reprint fiction we are fairly flexible on what counts as science (superheroes! steampunk! space opera! time travel!) and are interested in exploring the range of the genre we want stories that center science, technology, future projections, and/or alternate history, and how any or all of these things impact individuals and society complex syntax, elaborate structures and typographic novelties (e.g. footnotes) are difficult for us to publish (audio is our primary format) we use anonymized submissions for our associate editors (first readers)

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

16 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

52 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 81 days, 1126 days, 4498 days

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Submission calls



    Deadline: May 31, 2024







    Editor Mur Lafferty avatar

    Mur Lafferty


    Editor Valerie Valdes avatar

    Valerie Valdes


    Editor Benjamin C. Kinney avatar

    Benjamin C. Kinney

    Assistant Editor

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    Premee Mohamed

    Assistant Editor