Submission Guidelines

Short story submission are CLOSED!

We're shutting down the slush pile to clear through it and make some adjustments to our guidelines.  We want to take the show in a new direction, and we appreciate your patience.

We accept a variety of short fiction, so any genre is acceptable.  However, we tend to prefer genre fiction (i.e. science fiction and fantasy) over literary stories.  We're probably a good fit for that weird story you have that doesn't quite fit other markets.
While we are not an all-ages podcast, we will not accept stories which feature the following:  Rape, Stereotypes as comedy short-hand, or Creative Writing class exercises re-purposed as 'Literary short fiction.'  If your story is not in good taste, it probably won't find a home here.
Also, while we do not screen for content, one of our missions is to highlight the way that technology has improved our lives and opportunities, particularly for writers.  I'm not saying we won't take a story nostalgic for the days before computers, but it had better be damn good.
We accept works of up to 3,000 words, but 1,000 to 2,000 words is our preferred length. If you have a longer story that you think would be a good fit, please query first.
Send all submissions pasted in the body of an email. Don't send an attachment. Include 'SUBMISSION,' and the title of your story in the subject line of your email, and include a short biography, including other publishing credits, in the email message.
If you would like to read a story for the Way of the Buffalo podcast, please query. Let us know what kind of story you would like to read, and if you have done any narrating or acting before. Also, please let us know what kind of equipment you use to record.
The Way of the Buffalo pays a flat fee of US$10.00 for stories and recordings.  We purchase non-exclusive audio rights.

Send all stories, queries, and comments to: wayofthebuffalopodcast (at) gmail (dot) com. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
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