Submissions

September 3rd, 2018

Toasted Cake is closed to submissions.
Next submissions window will probably be August 2019. Check back in May or so for updates.

All stories submitted in August 2018 should have received a hold or rejection notice. Please query immediately if you did not hear anything. If you have a story in the hold pile, you can expect to hear back with a final answer by the end of September.

Thank you all so much!!!


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What to Submit:
> Toasted Cake is a 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! Closed 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 month-long 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 month-long window is closed. You will hear on any held submissions by the end of the second month. 

> Please query immediately at the end of the 1st month if you heard nothing at all, or at the end of the 2nd 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.)


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


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

Second: Why are you no longer paying in drinks? Answer: Because that was super fun, but an accounting nightmare.

Third: I will again be buying enough stories to run for the whole school year. Then take a couple months off in summer to swim and teach and read more stories for next year!

Fourth: 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 will be extras available to patrons AND followers (you can follow for free!), so check it out!

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