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2021 British Fantasy Awards Best Audio Finalists PseudoPod and PodCastle

EA Receives British Fantasy Award Nominations Once Again!


Another year, another amazing group of BRITISH FANTASY AWARD NOMINATIONS!

  • Award-winning genre fiction podcasts PseudoPod and PodCastle return to the British Fantasy Society Best Audio award as 2021 finalists.
  • Additionally, John Wiswell’s 8-Bit Free Will (PodCastle 654), has been nominated for Best Short Fiction!
  • Continuing the good news train, our very own Escape Pod’s Premee Mohamed’s novel Beneath the Rising has received a nomination for Best Horror Novel!
  • And finally, join us in congratulating Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner’s weekly pop culture newsletter, The Full Lid, for its Best Nonfiction nomination!

The British Fantasy Society Awards will be presented at Fantasycon in (COVID willing) Birmingham, England in September.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Ignyte Awards nominations!


The 2021 Ignyte Awards finalist have been announced, and EA is honored to have returned to the the Best Fiction Podcast list with both PodCastle and Escape Pod!

Congratulations to Jen R. Albert, Cherea Clark, Setsu Uzume, Peter Behravesh, S.B. Divya, Mur Lafferty, Benjamin C. Kinney, Summer Brooks, Adam Pracht, Tina Connolly, Alasdair Stuart, and the entirety of the Escape Pod and PodCastle teams!

This marks the second year in a row PodCastle has been a finalist.

  • Cherae Clark for their Best Short Story nomination for “You Perfect, Broken Thing”
  • Justin C. Key for his Best Novelette nomination for ONE HAND IN THE COFFIN
  • and EA alums Darcie Little Badger, Eboni J. Dunbar, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and Zin E. Rocklyn for their nominations!

Find a complete list of finalists here, and congratulations to them all!

The 2021 #IgnyteAwards are open for public voting from now through May 21st, and will be presented on September 18th as part of #FIYAHCON2021.

Multiple Hugo Nominations for EA!


The 2021 Hugo Award finalists have been announced and EA is honored to have picked up multiple nominations!

We are thrilled to announce that Escape Pod is again a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine! Congratulations to co-editors S. B. Divya and Mur Lafferty, assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney, producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht, co-hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart, and the entire Escape Pod team!

Joining them for their first Hugo Award nomination for Best Semiprozine, and on the heels of the British Fantasy Award win, are PodCastle! Massive congratulations to co-editors Jen Albert, C.L. Clark, assistant editor and host Setsu Uzume, producer Peter Behravesh and the entire PodCastle team!

But there’s MORE!

Finally, we’re incredibly happy to see Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya gain their inaugural Best Editor Short Form nomination, recognizing not only their podcast editorial work but their creation of the Escape Pod 15th Anniversary anthology.

Find a complete list of finalists, and congratulations to them all!

The Hugo Awards will be presented at the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, DisCon III, in December. This event has promised a virtual programming stream for digital attendees as well as a special virtual attendance membership.

Announcing Associate Editor Pay


Two thousand twenty has been a year of extremes. In the first few months, many small companies like us faced dire projections about their future. And as the months wore on, ‘stability was the new growth’ — any creative project that maintained itself was doing well. Focus and energy have been in short supply, and our editorial teams have gone above and beyond to maintain their weekly release schedules.

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Introducing CatsCast!


The Escape Artists Podcast Network is pleased to announce its newest member: CatsCast!

CatsCast has been releasing weekly episodes since September 2014, featuring cat-centric genre fiction. Editor and host Laura Pearlman presents episode 289 this week, “The Thing in the Basement” by Gerri Leen, narrated by Tina Connolly. Laura is also pleased to announce the results of the 2019 CatsCast audience favorite poll:

“The Cats That Fall on You From Nowhere” was awarded the American Surrealist Society’s coveted Invisible Candle award for “reminding everyone of that Magritte painting with all the men in bowler hats, because he did more than just that one with the pipe, you know”.

Executive Producer Marguerite Kenner added “Laura Pearlman is an unsung hero in the genre fiction world, and we’re delighted to see her editorial skills flourish.”

Be sure to follow CatsCast on Twitter (@CatsCastPod) for cat-related photos, story recommendations, and more.

 

Of course this is an April Fools. Many won’t be in the mood for one this year, and we empathise. But if there’s one thing we know our audience loves, it’s pictures (and audio!) of cats on the internet. We hope this brings you a smile.

Stay home. Stay safe. Wash your paws often.

Announcing ESCAPE POD: THE SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY from Titan Books!


Escape Artists and Titan Books are delighted to announce the upcoming publication of Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the hit podcast of the same name. Featuring new and exclusive stories from today’s bestselling writers, the collection will publish October 2020 and is the latest addition to Titan Books’ award winning anthology list that includes editors such as George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, Mark Morris, Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering, & Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan.

Escape Pod has been bringing the finest short fiction to millions all over the world, at the forefront of a new fiction revolution. Founded in 2005 by Serah Eley, Escape Pod is the world’s oldest audio fiction podcast and was a Hugo Award finalist in 2017. Specializing in science fiction, the podcast gives its audience a different story each week that’s fun and engaging, with thought-provoking afterwords from its episode hosts.

This anthology gathers together stories from writers such as Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, Mary Robinette Kowal, John Scalzi, and more, including nine works of original fiction. Editors Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya have produced the science fiction collection of the year, bringing together bestselling authors in celebration of the publishing phenomenon that is Escape Pod.


ESCAPE POD: THE SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY
9781789095012 | October 20 2020 | Paperback | £8.99/$14.95 | 368pp

2020 Award Season Eligibility Round-up for 2019 Original Fiction


Happy Award Season, everyone! We’ve assembled all the EA eligibility links for your convenience and consideration.

Escape Pod, PodCastle, PseudoPod and Cast of Wonders are eligible in Semiprozine categories, and their editors are eligible in Editor: Short Form categories. Please note our editorial teams prefer to be nominated together on ballots.

Click any image below to be taken directly to a show’s post for a a full list of eligible work:

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