Goodbye, Submittable. Hello, Moksha!

The Escape Artists podcasts are pleased to announce they’ve relocated their submission platforms and are settling in at Moksha. Many thanks to Matthew Kressel for easing the transition. Or, as PseudoPod’s assistant editor Karen Bovenmyer puts it:

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 […]

All Of Us Or None Of Us

EA passionately supports the empowerment of artists. We believe in Kickstarter as a platform that helps achieve that goal for many independent creators. And we also disagree with and condemn Kickstarter’s anti-union behavior. In solidarity with Kickstarter United‘s request to not penalize campaigns because of the company’s stance, we’ll continue to both signal boost projects […]

Where to Find EA at Worldcon 2019

Hello everyone! Here’s a consolidated list of where you can find the EA Crew in #Dublin2019. The complete program is currently available as a PDF. We’ll update this post with any additions of corrections as the event approaches.

EA Makes The British Fantasy Award Finals

Award-winning genre fiction podcasts PseudoPod and PodCastle have made the shortlist for the British Fantasy Society Best Audio award. The award, which debuted in 2018, went to the BBC audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys. PseudoPod was also a finalist that inaugural year. We’re incredibly happy to see the hard work of our editorial […]

Forum Maintenance

The Escape Artists forums will be under construction throughout the summer. We’ll reopen with a new look and streamlined threads so that your comments and questions get seen by podcast staff as well as other fans. The forum will continue to be home to our flash fiction contests and all of the existing content will […]

Artemis Rising Hiatus

In 2018, the Escape Artists podcasts came together to produce Artemis Rising 5. The event has been many things over the years. Beginning as a celebration of women’s speculative work in the vein of Lightspeed’s Destroy! series, the event gradually shifted focus to widen its scope. For us behind the scenes, Artemis Rising took on […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Alasdair Stuart, Best Fan Writer Hugo Finalist!

Hugo nominations have just been announced and we have an Escape Artist on the short lists, folks! Our very own co-owner, boss, keeper of the big red button and PseudoPod host, Alasdair Stuart is a finalist for the Best Fan Writer award! Best Fan Writer is for work published in print or digitally for semiprozines, […]