Gallery of Curiosities

a fiction podcast of weird, curious, and horrible stories



Reluctant writer and off-grid enthusiast. Known to be a decent editor. Hermit. Harumble!

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.

Ep. 36 – P∃T Shop by Gary Buller


There exist strange things in the word… or is it just our own wistfulness? Tonight we visit a pet shop with a collection that rivals our own curious gallery.  Vic Mullin narrates.

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Ep. 35 – Wreck on the Highway by Jake Walters & River and Sea by Nathan Susnik


Osgoode is pleased to report that he has survived 2016 and celebrates with two new stories to close out the old year and start anew.

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Thanks for an Amazing Reboot Year!

It was about a year ago I was sitting in this chair listening to the Christmas Broadcast, thinking… this is the last show in this format. I’m going to rebrand this thing and get more serious about it… 

With that thought, and a memory of something Ben Bova has said in his panel at Bubonicon 2015, and a firm belief in find a niche and fill it, we (Jed, Andrew, & Kevin) set out on an editorial adventure into unknown territory.  And we could not have done it without everyone else that came along. Continue reading “Thanks for an Amazing Reboot Year!”

Ep. 34 – An Evening at the Club, Told by Dr. Horatio Boyle by Kate Philbrick & If You Were a Dinah Shore, My Love by Lou Antonelli


It’s that week between Christmas and New Years, my favorite time of year. Time to tidy up lose ends, get a little silly, spend time with your social life, and head to the club to indulge. Continue reading “Ep. 34 – An Evening at the Club, Told by Dr. Horatio Boyle by Kate Philbrick & If You Were a Dinah Shore, My Love by Lou Antonelli”

The 2016 Christmas Broadcast from New Babbage


Once a year we go back to where we got our start for the traditional Christmas broadcast from a city that doesn’t exist except as smudges on disks in an unknown server farm.

Yeah, there was a script. It was going to be more produced. The girls were going to sing the song.  But 2016 being what it was, maybe simplicity was the better approach.


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Ep. 32 – The Ape That Would Not Die! by Megan R. Engelhardt


This time, it’s the classic big game hunting expedition to Darkest Africa with a holiday twist. What could possibly go wrong?

Quite a lot, actually. Richard Elen narrates.

Please, if you can, support us on Patreon. We need to build up a treasury to pay for the stories we will buy next year. Thank you for listening.

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What Did We Buy? (Pt. 2 )

Last time we looked at the demographics of what we bought. Now let’s look at what the stories were about. This might be of particular interest to writers who are trying to break our algorithm.  Of the 44 we bought, here’s how it broke down:

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