Toasted Cake is currently closed to submissions. The next open period is February 2014. Can't wait!
Why the long wait until next sub window? Well, I'm having a baby this fall :), so from October to March, Toasted Cake will be on a reduced schedule of every 3 weeks. (The official announcement with all the schedule details is in episode 83.) When the regular schedule starts up again I will be completely out of inventory, so you guys should all send me lots of good stuff in February! Everything you've been saving up! I can't wait to read it!
What to Submit:
> Toasted Cake is a flash fiction podcast. I tend to like stories between 700-1200 words. I occasionally run a few "Giant" stories (1200-2000), but I am pretty selective on these.
> A few descriptors I like are weird, quirky, dark, twisted, funny, literary, puzzling, bizarre, tongue-twistable, singable, patter-friendly, elocutionary, witty, and wistful.
> Reprints/repods totally fine; just let me know the details. Original stories fine too (given that I like rather odd things, and sometimes these are hard to place, feel free to try me.)
> Also: I am interested in running the occasional super-short play as a full cast recording. These will be quite infrequent, but if you've got a 10-minute play, by all means send it over.
How to Submit:
> Send your submissions to (closed for submissions at this time!)
> Subject line should be "Toasted Cake Submission: [Your Story]"
> You may send up to three flash (all in one email is fine), preferably as text within the email.
> Please include the word count.
> Please include a short bio that could be run with your story.
> 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 (though usually much sooner). 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.
> I am paying $5. Toasted Cake's methods of payment so far have included:
* a $5 bill in an envelope with a thank-you note written on an old holiday card;
* deferred payment of one drink, payable by me in person at a convention;
* cold heartless futuristic transfer via paypal;
* other amusing randomnesses proposed by the authors.
You may choose any option you prefer.