Submissions are open for Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast. We are currently reading for Season 3, which will run from Jan to Nov 2018, and include approximately 45 stories.
The Flash Fiction Podcast is just what it sounds like. Most weeks, a new short-short story is put out in podcast form by Manawaker Studio, produced and hosted by CB Droege.
At the end of each season, the episodes are compiled into an audiobook to be made available through Audible. The episodes will also be archived indefinitely on the Manawaker site.
The podcast is supported by Manawaker’s patrons on Patreon.
There is no requirement of submitted stories other than length. The ideal length is around 800 words, but stories as short as 250 or as long as 1500 may be considered. All genres will be considered, but the story must remain accessible to all ages, which mostly means no erotica or gore-horror.
Currently, we are particularly low on genre subs, so if you are trying to decide which flash to send, and one of them is a sci-fi, fantasy, or detective story, send that one.
Submitters may submit up to three works in the body of an e-mail.
Previously published work is okay, as long as you let us know where it was published previously, so we can credit them in the podcast. It’s the submitter’s responsibility to ensure they have the rights to their work before submitting.
Simultaneous submissions are okay, just make sure you tell us right away if the non-exclusive audio rights to your work are no longer available at any point.
If your work is accepted, you will grant Manawaker Studio the right to edit and produce the work non-exclusively as part of the weekly podcast (which is posted on the Manawaker website, iTunes podcast store, Google Music, and several other aggregators which pull content from those services.) and in an audiobook collection, which may remain ‘in print’ indefinitely. The work or parts of it may also be used for promotional purposes by Manawaker Studio.
At no point will Manawaker studio require any sort of exclusive rights to any story, and the original creator will retain all copyrights.
Compensation for the use of an accepted work will be a token payment of a half cent per word with a minimum payment of three dollars (USD).
A sample contract sits here, if you are interested.
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘FFP Submission’ and your last name in the subject line. Include a brief cover letter and bio (65 words max) (for the contributors page on the website) in the body of the e-mail. If you’d like a URL for an online portfolio or blog included, give that as well.
Response times will vary ranging from a couple weeks to a few months.
Note: all submissions received before 1 January 2018 have been read and responded to. If you sent something in before that, and have not heard back, then something went wrong. Please query, so that we can figure out what happened to your submission.
Further note: Due to a providence of sharing for the call, I received an absolute bounty of subs in Dec and Jan, and it’s taking longer than usual to get through this tall pile. Sorry for the delay, hopefully I’ll be through it soon, and back to more normal turn around times.
There is no deadline for submissions, as this is an ongoing project.
Any questions about the project or these guidelines (or any queries after submissions) should be sent to email@example.com.