Archive for Announcements

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.

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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Regarding Narrator Pay


Recently, on a Twitter call for a specific narrator, discussion broke out regarding the rate of pay we offer narrators. All four podcasts currently pay $30 for short stories, around 12-40 minutes of finished audio ($15 for flash fiction). A professional voice actor pointed out that current union and non-union rates for audiobooks from the Global Voice Acting Academy are around $200-$300 PFH (per finished hour): (Continue Reading…)