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Submissions

Nov 1, 2017

Toasted Cake is closed to submissions. Next reading period will likely be August 2018. Check back in spring 2018 for official updates.


For everyone who submitted during the October 2017 submissions period: You will hear a response by the end of November 2017, if not sooner. 

PS - This was an incredibly competitive group of submissions and I honestly have more good stories than I can run in one year. Thank you all so much for submitting, even though you have left me with some terrible decisions to make.

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What to Submit:
> Toasted Cake is a flash fiction podcast. At this time, please only send stories between 650-1000 words.

> 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.) 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.

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 $10, generally via paypal.


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

Second: The reason for the 1000 cap this time around is that I'm increasing pay rates to $10, and that way everyone gets at least 1c/word. Yes, I would like to raise this in the future.

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

Fourth: I plan to buy enough stories to run for the whole school year. Then take the summer off. We will see how this goes.

Fifth: For those of you who have asked about donating, I am in the process of setting up a patreon at www.patreon.com/tinaconnolly. This will help fund the increased pay rate, and potentially fund further increases in both pay and word count. There will occasionally be extras, once I figure out what good extras would look like. Feel free to send me your ideas at tinaconnolly on the gmail.

Subs

Sept 17, 2017: 

Toasted Cake will be open to subs for the month of October 2017. You will hear a response by the end of November 2017, if not sooner.


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What to Submit:
> Toasted Cake is a flash fiction podcast. At this time, please only send stories between 650-1000 words.

> 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.) 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 tinaconnolly on the gmail.
> 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 $10, generally via paypal.


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

Second: The reason for the 1000 cap this time around is that I'm increasing pay rates to $10, and that way everyone gets at least 1c/word. Yes, I would like to raise this in the future.

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

Fourth: I plan to buy enough stories to run for the whole school year. Then take the summer off. We will see how this goes.

Fifth: For those of you who have asked about donating, I am in the process of setting up a patreon at www.patreon.com/tinaconnolly. This will help fund the increased pay rate, and potentially fund further increases in both pay and word count. There will occasionally be extras, once I figure out what good extras would look like. Feel free to send me your ideas at tinaconnolly on the gmail.

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!
Just a quick post for all the new folks - if you want to subscribe try the feedburner page - http://feeds.feedburner.com/toastedcake - that seems to work fine for everyone, whereas other options have not. I'll find a place to stick this info permanently on the site when the baby sleeps...

Submissions open April 1st!
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!
Word is that Pseudopod is looking for the following narrators:

A female reader who is Russian or can do a Russian accent.

A male reader, preferably middle-ages or older, of Irish extraction or who can do a solid Irish accent.

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I have set Toasted Cake up on Feedburner!  It SAID it would propagate to iTunes, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to have worked.  So I am still working to get it on iTunes (hampered here because Apples wants me to download iTunes just to list a podcast, and I run Linux.)  I'll get it up eventually though.  Hang in there.

[ETA 1/29/12: Add it to itunes here on http://feeds.feedburner.com/toastedcake]

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I mostly won't post in between episodes, but! (there are no rules) here's to let you know that some of the upcoming authors in the next several weeks include Samantha Henderson, Camille Alexa, David W Goldman, and Cat Rambo.  With plenty more awesomeness scheduled beyond that!

Toasted Cake Promo

Two weeks away from Toasted Cake and it seems like a good time to do a test file.  Dave at Podcastle kindly offered to run a promo for Toasted Cake if I made one.  So I made one.  It's 33 seconds long and you can listen to it here:  Toasted-Cake-Promo.mp3 or, here: Toasted-Cake-Promo.ogg  (Anyone using .oggs out there?)

BTW, please leave a comment if there's something I can do to make the logistics of the feed an easier experience for you.  Movable Type is new to me, as is setting up a weekly podcast.  Sam mentioned that it would be helpful to set up a Feedburner feed pointed at the Atom feed.  So anything like that, let me know, and I'll try to work through those one at a time when I have baby-free moments.
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