I’m currently shopping a few stories around to podcasts, so I ended up compiling this list of podcasts and their submission guidelines. I thought other people might find it helpful so…here you go. All of these podcasts pay their contributors and publish some variation of speculative fiction, and aren’t associated with a print magazine (like Lightspeed or Clarkesworld). Pay careful attention, because many of these podcasts are closed for submissions at various times, and may be closed right this second. They’re arranged according to payment offered.
The Electronic Voice Phenomenon: Pays $.05/word for original dark speculative fiction stories under 2,000 words.
Escape Pod: Pays $.05/word for original science fiction stories and $.03/word for reprints between 2,000 and 6,000 words.
The DrabbleCast: Pays $.03/word for dark/weird speculative fiction stories between 500 and 4,000 words. Reprints welcome.
Another Dimension Magazine: Pays $.03/word for horror and dark fantasy stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Reprints welcome.
PseudoPod: Pays $100/story for horror tales between 2,000 and 6,000 words, and $20/story for flash fiction under 2,000 words. Reprints welcome.
PodCastle: Pays $100/story for fantasy tales between 2,000 and 6,000 words, and $20/story for flash fiction under 2,000 words. Reprints welcome.
GigaNotoSaurus: Pays $100/story for original science fiction and fantasy stories between 5,000 and 25,000 words.
Tales of Old: Pays $25/story for historical fiction and alternate history stories between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Reprints welcome.
Cast of Wonders: Pays ~$8/story for young adult speculative fiction stories up to 10,000 words. Reprints welcome.
The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine: Pays $.005/word (that’s right, 1/2 cent per word) with a maximum payment of $10 for speculative fiction of various lengths during open contest periods.
Toasted Cake: Pays $5/story for SF/F/H fiction under 2,000 words, with a preference for those under 1,200 words. Reprints welcome.
So, dear reader…what podcasts do you listen to? Are there any fiction podcasts I missed that I should add to this list?