Friday, April 6, 2012

Journey Into... Submissions

Submissions for the Journey Into... Podcast will be open April 15, 2012. 


First of all, thank you for sending stories our way. I am Marshal Latham, the chief editor of the podcast. Judy Kyrala and Kris Carter are the submissions editors who will first receive your stories. 

Story Size 

We are interested in stories that are up to 2100 words in length. This is typically referred to as flash fiction, which I think by definition is between 1000 to 2000 words, but I extended it to 2100 words just to soften the border a bit and allow you the ability to "spill over" by a few words if necessary. The podcast does run longer stories, but those are not open for general submissions at this time. 


Unfortunately I am not offering any payment for flash fiction at this time. Hopefully, that will change. 

Story Content 

Genre: I am open to all genres, except for erotica. One of the things I am going for is variety: from sci-fi to mystery, fantasy to drama, horror to comedy, adventure, westerns, even romance, or any combination thereof.  I guess I do have a preference for speculative fiction, but I also like an assortment of fiction. 

Subject matter:  I do not want explicit sexual or violent content.  I am looking for stories from a G to PG-13ish range.  That is not to say that you cannot include a darker tinge or that I want you to pretend sexual feelings and activities don’t exist.  I just don’t want that to be the main focus of the story or contain graphic descriptions.  Listening to the podcast is probably your best guide. 

Where to send

You may send submissions by email to journeyintosubs (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Format of submission: 

Do not send attachments. 

The subject line of your email shall contain the title, in ALL CAPS, and the author (real or pseudonym) of the story.  For example: 


Within the body of the email, include your real name, physical address, email address, a minimal introduction (the story should speak for itself as far as qualifications), the title of the story, the byline, and the text of the story itself. 


We hope to get back to you with an acceptance/rejection within one month, probably sooner.  If you have not heard back from us in six months, please ask us about it. 

Creative Commons 

This podcast is produced under a Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-commercial, No Derrivitives) license.  The means that those who receive the podcast on their computer, tablet, phone, etc. are free to share it and distribute it as they like, but they are not allowed to sell it, or alter the material.  If this is not acceptable to you, then you would do best to submit elsewhere.