July 19, 2021

We are currently closed to subs. There will not be a 21-22 run, because we are still all at home due to pandemic and that is a lot of homeschooling. Next posited submissions window is August 2022. State of the world depending. Please check back in April/May 2022 for updates.

thank you!!



What to Submit:
> Toasted Cake is a speculative fiction flash fiction podcast. At this time, please only send stories between 650-1200 words. (Sweet spot is 700-1000.)

> A few descriptors I like are weird, quirky, twisted, funny, fun, literary, puzzling, bizarre, tongue-twistable, singable, patter-friendly, elocutionary, experimental, witty, and wistful.

> I mostly run reprints. Original stories fine too (given that I like rather odd things, and sometimes these are hard to place, feel free to try me.) You may send stories that have been previously podcast if it has been at least 2 years since they aired. Please let me know all publication details.

> I am incredibly interested in stories told from all the myriad diverse perspectives of our world. Please send them to me.

How to Submit:
> Send your submissions to [Sorry! Not open at this time!]
> Subject line should be "Toasted Cake Submission: [Your Story]" 
> You may send up to three flash during the submission period (all in one email is fine), as text in the email or as attachments.
> Please include the word count.
> Please include a short bio that could be run with your story.

Slushpile Details:
> During the reading period, I read submissions once or twice a week. At that time you will hear "Not for me" or "Hold." I go through the hold pile after the window is closed. You will hear on any held submissions by the end of one month after the submissions period is over. 

> Please query immediately at the end of the submission period if you heard nothing at all, or at the end of the following month if you heard nothing from a hold. (And I DO respond to everything, so if your email is not reaching me, you can always @me on twitter at @tinaconnolly.)

> I am paying $15, generally via paypal.
> I buy non-exclusive audio rights.

First: Read more about Toasted Cake, or see the list of stories run so far.

Second: Why are you always going on hiatus? Answer: I have two small children.

Third: Because of the Patreon, Toasted Cake is now able to increase the word count to 1200, and the pay rate to $15. Thank you so much to all of you who have supported the podcast! <3 The donations go to support payment to the authors, hosting costs, and to your friendly host with her glamorous narration booth quilt fort. There are a handful of extras available to patrons AND followers (you can follow for free, and you get nearly all the sporadic updates for free), so check it out!