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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Writing - market - The Overcast

No, nothing to do with the weather forecast. Though your work could end up in the cloud...

 
The Overcast is a speculative fiction podcast featuring ‘breath-taking stories from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond’. 

This is an audio format publication.  They reckon that stories of about 20 minutes in length are the ‘sweet spot for podcasts’.  Which means that a 2,000 word story falls right in the sweet spot.  They will consider submissions of anywhere from 1,000 – 5,000 words, but if it comes down to a choice between two stories of otherwise equal merit, ‘we will generally choose the story that is closer to the sweet spot’.

Reprints are welcome, so long as they have not been previously produced in an audio format.

What they’re looking for:
Science fiction
Fantasy
Alternate history
Steampunk
Magical realism

Payment is 2c per word, on acceptance, for first worldwide exclusive audio rights for six months and archive rights.

Closing to submissions on 31 July. They will then switch to a quarterly submission window; next one being 1-31 October 2015.


And good luck!

 

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