Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to story submissions up to 6,000 words in length.

Our submission guidelines are both lengthy and  extensive, with lots of examples. Currently roughly 10% of the work we receive is rejected unread due to easily corrected mistakes. To avoid disappointment be sure to fully familiarize yourself with the guidelines before sending your work. 

Legalese

By sending us your story you understand and agree that:

  1. You are the original creator of the work submitted to us;
  2. You are the copyright holder of the work;
  3. You are not prohibited by any prior agreement from the transfer of non-exclusive print and audio rights to the work;
  4. All information in the contact and cover sections of your submission is accurate and truthful; and
  5. You accept sole responsibility for any false statements or encumbrances upon rights not disclosed to us, including withdrawal of contract offer.
  6. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian will sign your contract and accept your payment on your behalf.

Please note, we have a strong preference for flash under 1000 words.

To avoid disappointment, make sure you've read the full submission guidelines before sending us your work.

Don't self reject! We’re dedicated to publishing fiction that reflects the entire spectrum of the human experience. We acknowledge the realities of  unconscious bias and make our best effort to account for it during our review process. Read our full statement in support of lowering publishing’s barriers to entry for authors from historically underrepresented backgrounds on our website.

Short stories from 1500 to 6000 words that would form the sole fiction content for an episode. We welcome both reprints and original fiction, but have a strong preference for stories between 3000 and 4500 words.  

To avoid disappointment, make sure you've read the full submission guidelines before sending us your work. 

Don't self reject! We’re dedicated to publishing fiction that reflects the entire spectrum of the human experience. We acknowledge the realities of  unconscious bias and make our best effort to account for it during our review process. Read our full statement in support of lowering publishing’s barriers to entry for authors from historically underrepresented backgrounds on our website.

This is the portal for submitting your completed narration or guest host spot. The form will also ask for your biography details to run with the episode, including an optional photo. Should you wish to update those at any time, please get in touch with the editor directly.

Cast of Wonders