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Pseudopod

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

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EA is a US-based media company, specializing in free-to-listen short fiction podcasts including the original science fiction podcast, Escape Pod. The world’s premier horror fiction podcast.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    52 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.2%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$0.08 per word

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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 - 6000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Magical Realism, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

The sweet spot is around 4,500 words which is close to 30 minutes of story.

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Magical Realism, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

We’re looking at fiction under 1,500 words, with a sweet spot between 500 and 1000 words.

How to submit

  • Processs

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  • Cover letter

    In your cover letter, please include your name and the story’s publication history. If you have any previous publications, feel free to list the most recent three, but this is optional and won’t affect your story’s consideration. The cover letter can be really simple: “Dear Editors, here is previously-unpublished story titled Some Story, thanks, My Name” is absolutely fine.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Send us your manuscript as a text file (.rtf, .doc, .docx, or .odt), double-line spaced and formatted in Times New Roman or a similar font. Please DON’T include your address or phone number in the header of the document, but please DO include your email address – this is a useful backup in case something goes amiss with the submissions form.

  • Author's rights

    PseudoPod buys nonexclusive audio and text rights, and nonexclusive electronic rights to distribute the audio and text file under a Creative Commons license. Specifically, we use the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Briefly, this means that the entire world has permission to distribute the audio and text files for free, provided they give credit for it, don’t try to make money off of it, and don’t change it in any way. Transcribing it, extracting portions from it that exceed fair use, and mashing it up are all prohibited. This license applies only to our audio performance of your work, and the text of your story on our website, for which we’ve contracted and paid you. You retain your copyright and all rights to any other use of the story.

  • Additional info

    For the current submission period, we will consider one original and one reprint per author. We’re looking for horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. We publish highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction. We don’t split hairs about genre definitions, and we do not observe any taboos about what kind of content can appear in our stories. Originality demands that you’re better off avoiding vampires, zombies, and other recognizable horror tropes unless you have put a very unique spin on them. What matters most is that the stories are dark and compelling. We strongly encourage submissions from any underrepresented groups.

Tracker statistics

395

Total submissions tracked

52 days

Average response time

3.2%

Average acceptance rate

20 days

Fastest response time

97 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

3.12%

12-month average acceptance rate

51 days

12-month average response time

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About

For over a decade, PseudoPod has been bringing you the best short horror in audio form, to take with you anywhere. We pay our authors professional rates for original fiction and we reach more people every week than any other short fiction horror market. PseudoPod is a genre magazine in audio form. ...

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Founded

2006

Country

US

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    Editor Shawn Garrett avatar

    Shawn Garrett

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Alex Hofelich

    Co-Editor