Current Issue

Stories & essays will be released on our website every two weeks after issue publication.

Letter from the Editors
Aleksandra Hill, Rowan Morrison, Lian Xia Rose, Dev Agarwal

Special Content

Interview with Cynthia Zhang
Questions by Aleksandra Hill

Excerpt: After the Dragons
Out from Stelliform Press, 8/19


Issue 1.3
Cindy Fan

Voice Actors

We are currently open to voice auditions from trans women who are able to do a Brooklyn accent. Submit by 10/22.

We are closed to general auditions.

Who are we?

khōréō is a new quarterly magazine of speculative fiction. We are dedicated to diversity and elevating the voices of immigrant and diaspora authors. Our stories include fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it.

Who are you?

We are looking for narrators to add to our roster of voices for self-contained audio dramas that will sit alongside the short stories on which they’re based. At this time, we are only accepting applicants who identify as immigrant/diaspora voice actors (defined in the broadest sense of the term; more details here) and we are committed to matching stories and voices actors who resonate with the identity of the pieces they are voicing. We are especially interested in hearing from voice actors from underrepresented communities.

No experience is necessary, but please list any relevant experiences or attach a CV. This doesn’t have to be voice work specifically; any storytelling, theatre, or similar experience is useful to flag. We are looking for someone who is confident in their ability to record reasonable audio, with a dedicated USB or XLR podcasting mic and the ability to find a quiet space to record. We’re very happy to accommodate and assist with this during recording. We will be listening out for the quality of recordings in each audition tape, but we aren’t expecting studio-quality equipment.


These projects are paid at industry-standard rates ($250 PFH) and will depend on the length of the piece.

Audition Process

  • Include your name and pronouns at the beginning of the audition tape
  • Choose a piece from a pro-rate speculative fiction market and record an extract of up to 5mins in length
  • The extract can be from any part of the piece, choose something that best demonstrates your range

How to Apply

  • Fill in this Google Form:
  • For your audio sample, include a link in the above form or email addressed to khōréō’s Audio Director Katalina Watt
  • You may also include a CV in your email in lieu of noting your experience in the form; please let us know to expect it. 


We are keen to open this casting call to voice actors with access needs. Please email us at if there is any way we can accommodate your application, or if you have questions or concerns.


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For calls for specific backgrounds, submissions will be considered on a rolling basis until we find the right person unless otherwise specified, so the sooner you submit, the better.