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Sept Subs Done

Hey all! All September subs are complete and done, except for one person who's been notified. If you have not heard from me, please query immediately (and um, I'll answer you when I get back from World Fantasy! :) 

BTW, if you didn't know, there is a Toasted Cake group on facebook. I post the weekly eps and occasional updates, and you can comment on any ep at any time there.

Oh hey, while I'm here - I'm not sure if I'll have connection in Toronto - if I don't, Monday's ep will go up a little late. See you then!
Thanks for all your submissions, everyone! I have responded to all subs, with yay, nay, or hold pile, so if you haven't heard from me please query immediately. (I did find 2 subs in my spam folder.) 

I will be going through the hold pile over the next couple weeks (but do bear with me, as I've got a lot of travel this month.) ALSO, I have to figure out if there is a TC2013, and if so, what. Big decisions ahead....
Breaking News! Toasted Cake WINS the Parsec for Best New Podcaster! 

I am so thrilled - thanks to all of you for listening, and for your feedback and support. Toasted Cake was also a finalist for Best SF Magazine - big congrats to Drabblecast for winning that one, and to all the other nominees in both of these categories. So many thanks also to the judges, admin, and everyone involved with the Parsec awards! 

I sent excerpts from 4 episodes, btw - they had to be from the first four months of the year, and I chose Caroline M. Yoachim's Pageant Girls, Cat Rambo's The Coffeemaker's Passion, Helena Bell's Please Return My Son Who is in Your Custody, and Steven R. Stewart's Mark and Shelly's

The other news is that Toasted Cake is open for submissions for the month of September. Please, send in your odd little flash stories. I need ten more to round out the year.

PS: Several of you have asked if there will be a Toasted Cake 2013.  My best guess currently is that there will be something, but it will be different.  Stay tuned....

Submissions

May 31, 2015: Toasted Cake has reached 150 episodes and is now closed.

Fear not! There is a new podcast project in the works, and if that falls through, then I promise that this time next year I will bring back Toasted Cake. First I have to go write two books.

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The old submission guidelines, just in case we ever need them again:

(If not perfectly clear, TOASTED CAKE IS CLOSED TO SUBS)



What to Submit:
> Toasted Cake is a flash fiction podcast. I tend to like stories between 650-1200 words. I occasionally run a few "Giant" stories (1200-2000), but I am pretty selective on these. When I run pieces below 500 words they generally need to be paired with another piece (either by you or by someone else), so just be aware that can be a tricky sell. No need to query me on anything below 2K.

> A few descriptors I like are weird, quirky, dark, 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.) Repods are on a case by case basis, but by all means send them in, just let me know the details.


How to Submit:
> Send your submissions to [sorry! closed to 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), 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.

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 (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 amazing timesaver transfer via paypal;
* other amusing randomnesses proposed by the authors.

You may choose any option you prefer.

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


Toasted Cake will be open to submissions for the month of April.

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. If you're sending 300-400 word stories, let me know if I can run two for the price of one.

> 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.)

How to Submit:
> Send your submissions to tinaconnolly. I am on gmail. 
> Subject line should be "Toasted Cake Submission: [Your Story]" 
> You may send up to three flash, preferably as links or text within the email.
> Please include the word count.
> Please include a short bio that could be run with your story.

Details:
> I will probably wait and read all the slush at once at the end of April. But you might hear yes or no sooner than that.
> 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;
* donation back to the cause;
* deferred payment of one drink, payable by me in person at a convention;
* cold heartless futuristic transfer via paypal.

You may choose any option you prefer. 
Want to subscribe to Toasted Cake via iTunes or anything else? Yay, now you can! Just go here to the Feedburner page and clicky-click on the links. As well, per the iTunes folks, Toasted Cake should be findable in the iTunes store within the next couple days. 

Want to know who's coming up at Toasted Cake in the future? Next week is Jason Heller, author of Taft 2012. Down the road we have some awesome stories in the lineup, including ones from Cat Rambo, Jessica Reisman, Rachel Swirsky, and a NEW story from the magnificent CSE Cooney. 

Want to submit a flash story? I'm planning to do a submissions window (as soon as things calm down around here.) I'm currently thinking April. So check back for details!
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