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Recently I've started submitting to audio markets ... it's a great way to recycle reprints :)

Here's a few I've found to be very good... maybe if we can get a list together we can create a new "sticky" for these. The first three are all from the same parent co.

Escapepod (SF), pays up to $100 per story
http://escapepod.org/

Pseudopod (Horror), pays up to $100 per story
http://pseudopod.org/

Podcastle (Fantasy), pays up to $100 per story
http://podcastle.org/

Well Told Tales (edgy fare, 2,000 to 4,000 words, in the horror, sci-fi and hardboiled (ie: crime or detective) genres.) Pays $20
http://welltoldtales.com



Any more out there?

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Here you are.

Some of these are interesting.

1.

BOUND OFF
http://www.boundoff.com/
Monthly literary audio magazine. NOT REPRINTS!

“Bound Off wants to read your best short stories out loud!
“We are seeking original literary fiction for our upcoming podcasts.
Please send stories that are between 500 and 2500 words long.
Although we are an audio publication, we will evaluate manuscripts
the old-fashioned way.
“Our team of readers and podcast engineers will produce the audio
version of your story. If you have the capability to create a high-quality
MP3 file, then we could publish your story with you as the reader.
(Although we aim to give authors the chance to read their own work,
audio quality is a high priority, so Bound Off reserves the right to
make all final audio production decisions.)

“We are not considering the following types of writing: non-fiction or
personal essays, poetry, stories for children.

“Format your subject line like this:
Submission, Last Name, Title

“Paste the text of your story within the body of the message (all
attachments will be deleted; do not send audio files). A short cover
letter is optional.

“Very important: Tell us the read-out-loud time of your story and the
word count at the top of your message. Include your full name,
address, and phone number as well.

“E-mail your submission to: [email protected]

“We allow simultaneous submissions, but let us know immediately if
another publication accepts your story. Please wait until we have
responded before sending us another story for consideration.
“We compensate writers $20 per accepted story.
“Stories submitted to Bound Off must be original and previously
unpublished in any form.”
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2.
This one is more a joint venture!

TELL YOU A TALE, UK http://www.tellyouatale.com
Address: Tell You A Tale, 69 Penkett Rd., Wallasey CH45 7QG, UK.
Seems to have gone. Rumour has it they will be back with a different format.
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5.
3 line stories for mobile 'phones. Check the guidelines
http://www.txtlit.co.uk/
Three lines for a mobile phone story.
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6.
Shortalk, UK
http://www.shortalk.co.uk
Contact: Mike Adams. Email: [email protected]
Description: A newly-created web site offering recordings of short stories in MP3 format. Stories are recorded by professional actors, and customers can download them to their computers or MP3 players. Seeks stories in all genres including mystery and suspense, science fiction, thrillers, romance and children's.
Length: 600-7,000 words.
Submissions: Submit via the online entry form. Include your name, e-mail address, and a short biography.
Response: Confirmation in 7 days.
Pay: GBP75 for stories under 1,000 words. GBP100 for anything over.
Rights: Takes recording and broadcast rights. All other publication rights remain with author.
Guidelines: Follow link from home page of web site.
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7.
www.bookstolistento.com
Readers rate scripts which are then e-published.
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TellYouaTale in the UK seems to be dead.... which is a pity. I had five stories done by them, with more in the pipeline, but they've never been able to make any money to pay anybody.

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Clonepod is always searching for new science fiction and fantasy to broadcast to all our clones and listeners. If you want to hear your story read aloud on our podcast and potentially illustrated – email your story either in a word document or unformatted in the body of your email to [email protected]. We have a fairly quick response time, and you will hear back from us a few hours to a few weeks later.

We are looking for science fiction and fantasy that makes young and old alike feel a certain sense of wonder. We want to maintain a broad balance variety of stories within the speculative fiction genre, but we are not looking horror. We want stories that can make you think, stories that challenge the status quo and stories that simply give a good escapist read.

We are looking for stories that are between 2,000 to 7,000 words long. We will also run a flash fiction piece as an extra bonus to our listeners waiting for the next episode to roll around. We pay $25 dollars for a story over 2,000 words and we do not pay for shorter fiction. However, you do get a link on the site.

We are looking for a mixture of previously published and unpublished works. We are also striving for a mixture of well known authors and fresh voices. We are an audio production; we do not buy nonexclusive rights. You can have your story in an anthology or other magazine and we will still be just as thrilled to produce it.

However, if your story is already available in audio form we may not want to do it again. We may consider running your audio program as part of our show. One important thing to realize is that one way this podcast’s target audience is not only existing sff fans, but our youngest generation ready for the excitement and wonder of the genre. We will broadcast older material that they otherwise might have missed because our young adult podcasters are only now able to read adult material. Everything is new to them! So if you have decades of publications under your belt, consider sending us an older story to publish again in this fresh new medium. And let your work be enjoyed by science fiction and fantasy’s youngest generation.

Although we are targeting youth, as Zach, Forrest and Abby express in episode zero – young adults like the same great stories that adults do. While most of the stories we accept will be “PG-13”, we will not pass up an excellent “R” story if the questionable material advances the plot.

We accept stories in e-mail, at [email protected]. We prefer to have your story in a word attachment, but will accept the story in the body of the email.

Write the TITLE of the STORY on the Subject Line of your email.

Inside the Email:
  1. Your REAL name – so we can write a legal contract.
  2. Your mailing address – also for the contact.
  3. A brief statement about your publication credits and the publication history of the story.
  4. The word count of the story, rounded to the nearest hundred words.
  5. The story’s byline. (Optional if it’s the same as your legal name.)
 

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Parade of Phantoms is looking to buy and feature amazing, entertaining, haunting fiction.

Stories that will linger with our audience long after the first listen. Our emphasis is on supernatural thrillers, psychological thrillers, ghost stories and other subgenres of horror, but we will also consider stories with other speculative fiction influences, plus suspense, mystery and crime fiction. Again, the most essential elements are entertainment value and a distinct, haunting quality. Stories sprinkled with some comedy are welcome, so long as the humor does not subvert the overall tone. Take some time to listen to a few stories we’ve already published to perhaps get a better idea of what we like.

Please do not think that “haunting” necessitates ghosts (though we are fond of a good ghost story), or that horror means mindless carnage. Stories can be very human and real, and entirely free of gore, and still very effective. While we do appreciate and are not at all averse to more aggressive stories, we are not looking for gratuitous violence, gratuitous sex, or gratuitous gratuitousness.

Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Query for anything shorter or longer.

We currently accept email submissions only.

Copy and paste the story in the body of the email. Do not send attachments. Any emails with attachments will be deleted unread.

Be sure to include your name (and pen name if applicable), address, email address and word count at the top of the email.

Publishing credits are nice, but not requisite.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please tell us if you are submitting the same story elsewhere. Please do not submit more than one story at a time. We will consider reprints, though we prefer original material. Please let us know if your story has previously been published.

You should hear a response from us within 3 months. If your story is accepted you will be notified by email and forwarded the standard contract. Payment for short stories is $20.

Send submissions to [email protected].
 

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This is a great sticky idea, Willie. With a million podcasts out there and MP3 players / portable digital audio being ubiquitous, I'd think that audio fiction would be a huge new market. There aren't a whole whole lot of them yet, though. A lot take manuscript submissions but I'd also like to see markets that took the audio files and recordings themselves as submissions.

pdr, those are some good ones.
 

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Drabblecast (http://web.mac.com/normsherman/iWeb/Site/Submission Guidelines.html )

What we want:
Flash Fiction up to 2,000 words (yes, we know “Drabble” usually refers to work of 100 words- we aren’t strictly abiding to that definition- just make em short and sweet).

We generally publish stories of a fantasy/sci-fi nature that are often humorous or have some bizarre and unexpected turn of events. Really dark, heavy pieces that have lots of disturbing images or language stand less of a chance of being accepted.

Please include word count and bio information along with your story- plain or rich text - in the body of the email.

We currently offer 3/4 cent per word for stories 500-2000 words. In some special cases we will accept stories longer than 2000 words. It’s a very laid back system- we like to work with our authors a bit if necessary to make submissions work better in audio format.

Drabble stories (100 words) are published on a pro bono basis at this point.

Drabblecast holds no rights to your work- we won’t change it without your permission or sell it.

We love reprints!
One story at a time though please.

That’s about it- email stories or questions to [email protected]
 

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Soundzine ( http://soundzine.org/index.php )

We accept quality poetry and flash fiction, as well as author's readings. We are now also accepting submissions of music and song. Submissions should be accompanied by a brief bio. Articles concerning literary criticism or theory will also be considered.

[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Submissions should be e-mailed to: [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it [/FONT]

[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Recordings MUST be in MP3 file format (we prefer MP3 files for their compression), and sent as an attachment. Because of the large volume of submissions, and the inherently large size of digital-file attachments, our subsequent email inbox size is huge. Accordingly, non-MP3 soundfile attachments such as WAV, or WMV, will be deleted on sight. For information on recording software and MP3 file conversion, see our links to recording software. [/FONT]
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[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The text of the submitted work should be placed in the body of the e-mail, with ‘Soundzine submissions’ in the subject line. We will not be opening document files sent as attachments. Please do not send more than 5 or 6 poems in a submission, and only one submission per reading period.[/FONT]

[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Submissions must be accompanied by a real first and last name for attribution. We do not accept anonymous submissions, or submissions accompanied only by a username, screen-name, avatar, etc.[/FONT]

[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are fine. However, please cite where the work was published, and contact us if your piece was accepted elsewhere during submission. This will not bar your work from getting published in Soundzine, but might prevent other zines getting cross at either of us.[/FONT]

[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]All copyrights revert to the author on publication. Works that are not accompanied by a sound file, and that are accepted for publication, will be read by a Soundzine in-house reader who will be assigned at our discretion. While the content of in-house readings remains exclusively the author's, the actual recording is the property of Soundzine, and may not be used without permission of Soundzine.[/FONT]

[FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]We are also interested in publishing quality art and photography to compliment the theme of Soundzine. Please send submissions to the email address above.[/FONT]
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New Market opening July 1st 2008

http://www.dunesteef.com/

Starting July 1st, The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine will begin bringing you weekly short stories in audio. We are determined to bring you the best stories from all genres. While we will focus on the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres, we will bring you any story that we believe to be worth your while, no matter what niche it fits into.

If you have a story that you think we would enjoy, send it in. Our main criteria is that the story must be fun, well written and would work well in audio. Submissions at dunesteef dot com is our email address for submissions. Send us your story in the body of the email, not as an attachment, we're trying to avoid viruses and stuff, so if your email has an attachment, we will have to delete it without opening it. Also, clearly title your email as a story submission, if your email looks like spam, we'll delete it without opening it. Something like -- Story Submission: The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe -- would work nicely. Include your contact information and word count in the email as well.

To begin with, we will pay $20 per story, but we hope to raise that pay rate as soon as possible. We want new authors as well as established ones. Every issue of The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine (that's monthly or quarterly, we haven't decided that just yet) will include a new author showcase, in which a previously unpublished author's story is featured. An ideal story length would be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, but even if your story is a little longer, feel free to send it in. We are also looking for flash fiction, works of approximately 2,000 words or less. The pay for these stories is $5 per story, but again, we hope to raise that as soon as possible. We are also open to serializing longer stories, novellas, novelettes and the like--works longer than 10,000 words. Please query before sending one of those. The pay for a longer story will depend on how many episodes it will take to read it. Each episode will be less than one hour; it will be $20 per episode. All stories will be published under the Creative Commons license, and all rights will remain with the author.

So, if you enjoy listening to interesting stories, check back on July 1st, you won't be disappointed. Let the good times roll.
 

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The Great Beyond Podcast

What we want in a story:

The Great Beyond is a Fantasy/Science Fiction podcast, and since that is our genre those are the stories we're going to buy. By the F/SF, we mean Fantasy and Science Fiction in the sense of it mattering to the story. Stories that have been previously published in text are gladly welcome, as well as never before published anywhere stories, but remember that if your story is good enough for us to buy, then other markets will probably think the same.

The e-mail address to send the story to is [email protected] (this address will be switched once the website is set up and the podcast is running, but for at least a couple months we will be running with Gmail).

Please only send one story at a time.

Length:
We're looking for genre pieces in the lengths of between 6000 words and 20000 words. This podcast is going to serialize single stories between 2 to 4 episodes, one episode running each week, and each episode running the length of between 20 minutes and 60 minutes, depending on the length of the story.

Pay:
Our payment system is a somewhat flat rate system. For each episode that the story appears in, the writer will receive $25 dollars. Hence, if it's a 10000 word story that is serialized into two episodes, the writer will receive $50 for the work, and if it's an 18000 word story serialized into four episodes, then the writer will receive $100 for the story. Payment will be received by the author within 60 days of acceptance of the story.

The Story Itself:
This is going to be an audio podcast of any stories we accept, hence the story must translate well into audio. A large amount of flowery language in the story does not translate well. We're looking for fiction with strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action. It can be beautiful too, but it must be a beauty that translates to audio.

Secondly, we're looking for upbeat stories. We want to have as much fun reading the stories as our listeners will have listening to it. Depressing and moody stories might be accepted, but they better be really good.

Lastly, we do not accept stories focusing on rape, incest, child molestation, body mutilation, hate crimes, unsubtle religious or anti-religious propaganda, or politics. This rule, if necessary, will be bent a little if the story is so overpowering in its fun factor that it makes the editor's head explode with anticipation to accept it. Of course, the fun associated with these ideals may not be the fun we want to be a part of, so don't send us your story about how a sexually abused-rape victim Neo-Nazi Catholic priest who mutilates children before he molests them is running for congress.

Submission Format:
So, you've decided to submit to us? Good for both of us then, isn't it?
To start off, we take all submissions as E-mail at the above e-mail address.
All submissions should be pasted into the body of the e-mail and should be in PLAIN TEXT FORMAT.
  1. On the subject line of the e-mail, put the words "Story Submission" followed by the name of the story and the word count (Word count should be a ball park estimate, with it rounded to hundred), with commas placed appropriately between the three requirements. It should look something like this:
    Story Submission, The Great American Short Story, 16500 Words.
  2. In the body of the e-mail, place your real name (We will publish under a pseudonym if wished, but we need to know who to write out the check to), your mailing address, and a cover letter giving us a small biography and top publishing credits (We will introduce the author before we read the story on the podcast and we would like to know what to say). We will not hold it against you if you don't have any publishing credits, we will accept and reject all stories based on the merit of the story.
  3. Also in the body of the e-mail, under the cover letter, insert the Word Count and title of the story again, followed by the name you wish to publish the story under and then the pasted story into the actual e-mail. We will not read e-mails with attachments, and hence will not accept stories attached to e-mails as Word or any other format. All submissions should be in PLAIN TEXT FORMAT. The story itself should be single spaced with _UNDERSCORES_ placed for emphasis and blank lines between paragraphs.
We will respond to the e-mail address which the e-mail was sent from.

The Necessary Skiff:
This is necessary stuff, and we don't like having to put it here, but here it is.
By sending us your story you understand and agree that:
  • You are the original creator of the work submitted to us;
  • You are the copyright holder of the work;
  • You are not prohibited by any prior agreement from the transfer of non-exclusive electronic and audio rights to the work;
  • All information in the contact and cover sections of your e-mail is accurate and truthful;
  • You accept sole responsibility for any false statements or encumbrances upon rights not disclosed to us.
Response Time:
Since we haven't started the podcast yet, it will be hard to estimate response time, but for now I will put it at 4 to 6 weeks. If it takes longer, it is probably a good thing and your story has received a second review for possible publication.

Lastly:
The audio files The Great Beyond will produce will be released under a Creative Commons license. Specifically, we will use the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Briefly, this means that the entire world has permission to distribute the podcast 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 beyond fair use, and mashing it up are all prohibited. This license applies only to our audio performance of your work, for which we've contracted and paid you. It does not apply to your story itself; you retain your copyright and all rights to any other use of the story.

Any other questions for us can also be e-mailed to [email protected], but under the subject line put "question" instead of anything else, otherwise it will not be read.

Now that that nonsense is over with, what are you doing still reading? Start sending that stuff in!
 

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New Market - Mind Wings Audio ( http://www.miwishorts.com/pages/submission-criteria.php )

  • Story must be unpublished, worldwide
  • Author must be 18 years old or older
  • Story must be a fully edited manuscript, ready for publishing when submitted
  • Person submitting manuscript must be the author
  • Short story length must be between 8,700 and 9,300 words
  • Use the short story format outlined below
  • Include a brief summary description of your story, 100 words maximum
  • More than one short story can be submitted but must be submitted separately
  • Your manuscript will be reviewed and an email reply sent in 4 to 6 weeks with a decision regarding your manuscript submission
  • Please verify that your contact information is accurate when your submission form is completed (submission form is at http://www.miwishorts.com/pages/submit-your-short-story.php )

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Be sure your story:
  • Has a good opening
  • Is well paced
  • Works when read aloud—can experience the scene
  • Has interesting characters
  • Is believable
  • Has a satisfying ending
SHORT STORY FORMAT

  1. Manuscript typed on 8 1/2” by 11” paper
  2. Margins: 1 inch from paper edges
  3. Pitch: 12-point
  4. Font: Times New Roman, Courier, Courier New, or Arial
  5. Double-spaced
  6. Indented paragraphs
  7. Number pages in the upper right-hand corner
  8. Include the title, name, word count on first page of the manuscript
  9. Spell check and proofread your manuscript
An author who is notified that his/her story has been selected will receive royalties based on the sales volume of their short story once a contract is negotiated and the story is published.

An author will receive 8% of the retail price. The retail audio digital downloads price and CD audio media would be, $3.99 and $5.49, respectively.
 

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New Market - Short Story Podcasts

Beginning September 2008, Short Story will release one short story podcast a week. 52 stories a year. The stories will run the emotional and intellectual gamut: humorous, sad, ironic, dark, silly....


Special Reading Period for upcoming podcast stories will be April-June 2008.



Maximum word count is 3000 words. Short Story pays $25.00 for a story.



Local people in Columbia, South Carolina will read the stories. Special thought will be taken as to matching the story to certain accents—Southern, Australian, English, Bronx....



Due to possible media storage issues, stories might only be posted for 4 or 5 months at a time on the Short Story website. However, listeners who download the stories through iTunes can keep them indefinitely.



Listeners will automatically receive each weekly story for free by subscribing through an iTunes account. They can listen to the story on a computer or sync it with an I-Pod or I-Phone.


Send stories to Short Story Podcasts, P.O. Box 50567, Columbia SC 29250.
 

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Steampod

Steampod is always searching for new science fiction and fantasy to broadcast to all of our clones and listeners. If you want to hear your story read aloud on our podcast – email your story either in a word document or unformatted in the body of your email to [email protected] We should have a fairly quick response time, and you will hear back from us within a few weeks.

We are looking for all types of Steampunk that makes young and old alike feel a certain sense of wonder. We want to maintain a broad balance variety of stories within the steampunk genre, but we are not looking for horror or erotica. We want stories that can make you think, stories that challenge the status quo and stories that simply give a good escapist read.
We are looking for stories that are between 2,000 to 7,000 words long. We will also run a flash fiction piece as an extra bonus to our listeners waiting for the next episode to roll around. We pay $20 dollars for a story over 2,000 words and we do not pay for shorter fiction. However, you do get a link on the site.

We are looking for a mixture of previously published and unpublished works. We are also striving for a mixture of well known authors and new voices. We are an audio production; we do not buy nonexclusive rights. You can have your story in an anthology or other magazine and we will still be just as thrilled to produce it. However, if your story is already available in audio form we may not want to do it again. Although, we may consider running your audio program as part of our show. One important thing to realize is that this podcast’s target audience is not only existing steampunk fans, but our the next generations ready for the excitement and wonder of the genre. We will broadcast older material that they otherwise might have missed because our young adult podcasters are only now able to read adult material. Everything is new to them! So if you have decades of publications under your belt, consider sending us an older story to publish again in this fresh new medium. And let your work be enjoyed by steampunk’s youngest generation.

The stories should be rated G to PG-13, though rated R stories might be considered, if it is the correct story.
We accept stories in e-mail, at [email protected]. We prefer to have your story in a word attachment, but will accept the story in the body of the email.

Write the TITLE of the STORY on the Subject Line of your email.
Inside the Email:
  1. Your REAL name – so we can write a legal contract.
  2. Your mailing address – also for the contact.
  3. A brief statement about your publication credits and the publication history of the story.
  4. The word count of the story, rounded to the nearest hundred words.
  5. The story’s byline. (Optional if it’s the same as your legal name.)
By sending us a story, you agree that you are its original author, you are the copyright holder of the work, you have not entered into any prior agreements to prevent you from giving us non-exclusive electronic and audio rights to your story, all your contact details and prior publications information is both truthful and accurate, and you accept sole responsibility for any false statements or encumbrances upon rights not disclosed to us. If we buy your story, we’ll send you a contract. And you will be bound to all of the above. If you cannot agree to these conditions that will be set forth in the contract, please do not send your story.

At this time, we are not aware of any regular short fiction market that requires a contract for exclusive audio rights. You probably own these rights and can enter into this contract without any problem. The above is written just to create legal safeguards. However, do check your previous contracts before sending us the story if you are not sure.

Your story will then be released under aCreative Commons license. We use the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Thus, anyone will have permission to distribute the podcast 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. The license is ONLY for the audio performance of your story. You retain your copyright and all rights to any other use of the story.

Thanks for reading this guideline all the way through. We feel it is better that you understand the process before you decide to submit. Remember that an mp3 once released can never be taken back. We do our very best with each story – and we have a great team so our best is very good and getting better. However, please remember once your story is released, even if we removed it from our site – it will always be out there.

I hope, though, that many people unsure about submitting a work for all eternity can remember that this new medium itself was once only science fiction. We are yesterday’s tomorrow and we need to adjust to different types of publications. We believe that podcasting your work can only increase sales of your other work!
 

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Nice listing you've got here. The Great Beyond Podcast might be a home for a poor story of mine that seems to have nowhere else to go.
 

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I'd forgoten sniplits. Their response time is pretty long though... 6 months now and counting

(I sent them a "nudge" a couple of months back, and they assured me they'd get to it... since then.. NADA)
 

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Sniplits guidelines


Sniplits is currently accepting short story manuscripts, and we welcome the work of new as well as established authors. What we're hoping you'll send us is a compelling story with fully realized characters and fresh imagery. Remember: in short stories every word counts. Choose well, then edit, edit, edit.

  • We're currently accepting stories between 100 and 8,000 words.
  • We're currently limiting submissions to one story per author while we chip away at our backlog.
  • Once you hear a yes or no from us on that submission, you may submit your next story.
We pay $15-$150 per story, plus royalty potential. The offer we make for a story is a combination of the objective (word count) and the subjective (e.g. how marketable we think it will be).

We accept:
Literary, Mainstream, Mystery/Crime/PI, Suspense/Thriller, Humor, Romance, Speculative/Fantasy, Action/adventure/sports, Horror, Historical, Western and Young adult. We do consider reprints.

We don't want: Anything hateful, pornographic or excessively violent

Tip: Remember, we publish audio stories, so read yours aloud before you send it to us. Listen for anything that might detract the listener from the flow of the story. Some sentence structures, for example, work beautifully on the page, but can be confusing to the ear. Don't show off your vocabulary if it's likely listeners will have to stop to think about the meaning while the story continues without them. Forget the intro quotes from Aristotle or whoever, and the sub- or chapter headings and numberings. Proofread your story. Better yet, have someone else read it too. One thing that surely tries our patience, and can lead to rejection, is failing to pay attention to the details.

To submit your story:

  • Paste your story into the body of an email;
  • Include your name, address, email and phone number in the body of the email;
  • Include type of submission (literary, mainstream, noir mystery, etc.) and word count;
  • Include a brief bio with writing credits in the body of the email;
  • Send your submission to: [email protected]
We'll read your story as soon as we can, but we're receiving so many that it may be as long as six months before we can get to yours.
 

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Thanks for posting all this. I hadn't thought about audio markets before.
 

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Just sold a ghost story, At the Beach, to UK audio market Shorttalk. (http://www.shorttalk.co.uk)

They're a bit clogged up at the moment and not open to new submissions, but watch out for when they open again. They do a great job. It will be professionally recorded and read by a pro actor.

Willie
 

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Congratulations!

I submitted to them just last week after reading about them here (thanks!)--so I wonder if they've only just decided to close off subs. (I received a confirmation).
 

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It was just today I got an email from shorttalk, so maybe just a short term thing to give them a chance to clear up their backlog. Being a pro-rate market, I guess they get a -lot- of subs. :)

Willie
 
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