Since spring of 2017, I have worked as the Assistant Editor for Escape Pod, the internet’s premier science fiction podcast and three-time Hugo Award finalist. Every week Escape Pod offers you short stories from some of today’s best science fiction writers, in convenient audio format for listening pleasure, and in full text on our website.
As of November 2021, Premee Mohamed and I are co-Assistant Editors.
As Assistant Editor, my primary job is to manage our submissions (a.k.a. the “slush pile”). That involves (1) choosing which stories to pass up to our illustrious Co-Editors, S.B. Divya and Mur Lafferty; (2) managing our team of amazing Associate Editors who do the first line of reading; and (3) sending out rejection letters, which includes writing the personal feedback we try to include whenever possible. You can learn more about our submission-reading process and responses here.
Escape Pod is a member of the Escape Artists family of fiction podcasts. We’re donation-supported, so if you enjoy our stories, consider chipping in via Patreon or the other methods offered on the right side of our homepage!