Short fiction for Retropunks


January 2016

Voices needed

The stories are coming in, and how! We need readers to voice them! We’ll keep a list of what sort of voices we are looking for for upcoming projects on the Voice Call page. Here’s what we are looking for right now:

Male, American or Canadian

Female, UK English

Male, New York City

Male, American country or southern

Send your demos to with VOICE DEMO: Your Name in the subject line if you are interested in participating. Let’s get these stories on the air!

The Grinder

The (Submission) Grinder, if you have never heard of it, is an extremely nifty tool for the freelance writer looking for markets for their stories, and keep track of where you have sent them. It is also a handy way for a start up nobody like us get the word out that we’re looking for fresh stories. Hearty thanks to the folks at Diabolical Plots who have coded the service and made it free to use.

I’ve spent a pleasant evening poking at it and found all sorts of stuff I’ve never heard of before. I bet you will too.

To New Beginnings

I like to be told a story. I like to drive very long distances. Put that together and I like story style podcasts.

I also like steampunk. But when I looked around, there did not seem to be a steampunk oriented story podcast that featured the work of various authors as exist for other genres.

For the past five years I produced a show  called Tales from New Babbage, which I was never entirely serious about. You probably figured that out from how seldom the show was produced. Now that I am finally settled from a cross country move and a major lifestyle change, I want to return to that project, but this time take a less introverted approach.

So here I am again, and this time I am calling it Gallery of Curiosities.

For the next few months I will be transitioning from the old Tales format to the new Gallery format. The RSS feed will be the same host so current subscribers will not be dropped. These things take time, but I’ll get there.

I will still be drawing from 19th century sources because there are a lot of little known stories back there that are worth listening to. But moving into the future, I want to hear your stories too.

There’s never a wrong time to start again.




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