Ends on September 30, 2017

Escape Pod is looking for science fiction to celebrate the fourth annual ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by women and nonbinary authors in genre fiction. Please visit PseudoPod for horror, Cast of Wonders for young adult fiction, and Podcastle for fantasy fiction.


  • Payment at $0.06 per word. Please see our general Submission Guidelines for details of the rights we purchase and our sample contracts.
  • Original stories only.
  • Word count: 2000 - 6000 words.
  • Submit using an anonymized standard manuscript format.
  • No multiple submissions.
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • Submission window runs September 1-30.

Who Can Submit

Anyone who identifies as a woman, to whatever degree that they do, and nonbinary authors are welcome and encouraged to submit stories.

As always, Escape Artists strongly encourages submissions from people of backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented or excluded from traditional science fiction, including, but not limited to, people of color, LGBTQ authors, persons with disabilities, members of religious minorities, and people from outside the United States. Our goal is to publish fiction that reflects the diversity of humankind, so we strongly encourage submissions from these or any other underrepresented groups.

What to Submit

Send in your best original science fiction between 2,000 – 6,000 words. You can send one submission specifically for ARTEMIS RISING. If we have another story from you under consideration in the general submissions queue, that's fine. You can still submit to the ARTEMIS RISING queue. Multiple and/or simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

While we’ll be accepting a limited number of stories for ARTEMIS RISING, all stories will also be considered as general submissions as well, in the event that we simply have too much awesome to contain in one month (as happened last year).

You’re welcome to submit to all of the Escape Artists' ARTEMIS RISING calls, but please don’t send the same story to more than one podcast at a time.

How to Submit

Use this convenient submissions portal. Submissions will be open for the month of September 2017.

Please reference our general Submission Guidelines for details on formatting.

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