77 – Patron of the Arts by Tricia Owens


An unlucky man finds a very lamentable sketchbook. Alasdair Stuart narrates. Content note for disturbing material.


Author Tricia Owens writes in a variety of genres but is most thrilled to be diving into horror. Her work has appeared in Occult Detective Quarterly #2 and in White Noise & Ouija Boards. She is as prolific as she is lazy, with several dozen novels to her name and many twelve-hour naps beneath her belt. She makes her home in Las Vegas. You can learn more at

When Narrator Alasdair Stuart is not hosting PseudoPod and Escape Pod, or running Escape Artists Inc., he’s professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction on the Internet at places like, Barnes & Noble, The Guardian, Uncanny Magazine, SciFi Now and MyMBuzz. He’s an ENie-nominated tabletop RPG writer for his work on Doctor Who: Adventures In Time And Space. His other RPG writing includes Star Trek, The Laundry Files, Primeval, Victoriana, All Flesh Must Be Eaten, N.E.W. and Chill, meaning he’s got a playbook for any variety of invasion you can name.


Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina
Deadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeod/
Rise Again by Alexander Nakarada/
The Dread by Kevin Macleod/
The March of the Faithful by Tabletop Audio/
Mourning Song by Kevin MacLeod/
Magic Forest by Kevin MacLeod/

Curiosities No. 5 is available now on Amazon, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited. Visit our store page for links.

Submission Window Open


We’re taking World War 2 themed manuscripts now through June 30th of 2019. Good luck,  plant your victory garden, and don’t forget to read the guidelines. 

76 – The Stolen Child by Gavin Bradley


A poem for May. Alex Ford narrates.

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Special Submission Session for WW2

pvtSnafuBecause you asked, we will be having a special fiction and graphics submission session for the World War II era — from the rise of Nazi Germany to troop homecoming — during the month of June. We will read previously rejected manuscripts during this session. Any manuscripts not “in era” will be automatically rejected without a read.

The stories from this era which have previously passed through the mailroom have a notably different vibe from the others. We thought it best to give them their own issue.

Please read the guidelines before sending manuscripts.

75 – Whaling with Clowns by Chris Kuriata


Of all the creatures of the sea, none is more deadly than the clown. Isaiah Plovnick narrates.

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Submission Window Opening


The mail room is open for the month of April. Please read the guidelines before sending in your manuscripts.

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