Artemis Rising is an annual month-long event across the Escape Artists podcast network, highlighting the work of authors of marginalized genders and sexes, a demographic that has been underrepresented throughout the history of genre fiction. This showcase helps to address that historical imbalance.
The resulting lineup is an incredible collection that celebrates the strength, ingenuity, and brilliance of the authors, the characters they create, and the narrator performances that bring these stories to life. It debuted in 2015, with Cast of Wonders joining in 2017.
Prior to 2018, we specifically included the term “non-binary” in our Artemis Rising submission calls. English is flawed in its ability to accurately represent the breadth of human genders, and as such the language we use is always evolving. We respect the feedback that we’ve received regarding our use of “non-binary” as a catch-all term in the past. It was a mistake and we apologize for having erroneously tilted our perception of non-binary people in a feminine direction in the past. An author’s gender and its expression are theirs alone to determine, and all are welcome.
The showcase publishes original short and flash fiction. It also features the hosting, editing and production talents of a rotating cast of Escape Artists crew. Part of the mission of the project is to give opportunities and experience to these individuals, in publication roles that are traditionally held by men.