Gallery of Curiosities

a fiction podcast of weird, curious, and horrible stories

Ep. 42 – Safe as Houses by Laura E. Price & The Automat’s Automaton by Angela Enos


Two stories of abandoned things to complete the summer.

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Submissions Window Opening

We’ll be taking submissions from September 1st to October 31st of this year. Please don’t submit outside of the window. It will go to the trash unread.

This time we will be offering 3c/word USD for original fiction, and 1c/word for reprints. Note also that we will be asking for nonexclusive anthology rights in addition to the nonexclusive audio and archiving rights we have asked for in the past.

Full information is on the submissions page, and do feel free to contact Kevin if you have further inquiries.

Ep. 41 – Urban Drift by Andrew Knighton


Tonight, it’s an art theft in a city unlike any you’ve ever been to. Vic Mullin narrates.

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Ep. 40 – Mechanical by Liam Hogan


Tonight, a young chess whiz is recruited to play a most curious role.  This story  was previously published by WItty Bard Publishing, in a Steampunk anthology, “Of Airships and Automatons”. 

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Ep. 39 – A Red One Cannot See by Barbara A. Barnett & The Swineherd by Diego Reymondez


Tonight, it’s a fabulous furry double feature.

Wait! Come back! It’s not what you think!

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Ep. 38 – The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue by Dawn Vogel


Tonight, clever urchins solve a mystery in a greenhouse that is growing the most curious of flowers. With driving season is just around the corner, we’d thought it was time to publish some stories you can save for the next family roadtrip.

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Ep. 37 – Hypatia and her Sisters by Amy Griswold


Tonight, a steampunk tale of a scheming inventress and the mechanicals she made. This story was first published in the DAUGHTERS OF FRANKENSTEIN: LESBIAN MAD SCIENTISTS anthology in July 2015.

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Rejectomancy Revealed

A bit of insight for practitioners of rejectomancy, not from the content of your rejection letter, but by how long it took you to get it.

Since this was our first year reading, we compiled our thoughts at the end of it to try and find patterns and meaning. We strived to make a decision on each submission within 30 days, so here is how our idealized rejection timeline worked, in descending order of frequency:

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The State of Short Fiction on Coode Street

Had to pop in and post a link to a most excellent episode of the Coode Street Podcast, featuring a panel discussion with editors from Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and That’s a heavy line up! Lots of good info on where the market has been, where it’s going, and how it is changing. Take a listen.

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