Current Issue

Stories & essays will be released on our website weekly starting in October/November.

Letter from the Editors
Aleksandra Hill, Kanika Agrawal, and Rowan Morrison

Special Content

Interview with Naseem Jamnia
Questions by Aleksandra Hill

Excerpt: The Bruising of Qilwa
Out from Tachyon Publications


All Good Children, Come Out to Play
Karlo Yeager Rodríguez

Isha Karki
Rhea Roy
Leora Spitzer

“Burning Down”
Iryna Iaroshenko

Previously Published


Voice Actors

We are currently 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 the audio versions of short stories published in our magazine. We especially encourage 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 for audiobook narration ($250 PFH*). Payment will depend on the final length of the piece and is calculated at the end of production.

All single-narrator stories, regardless of word count, pay a minimum of $30. Tiered minimum rates based on higher word counts are as follows:

Word Count Minimum Payment
> 2,000 words $55
> 3,000 words $83
> 4,000 words $111

For full-cast recordings, actors for major characters are paid a minimum of $15; actors for minor characters are paid a minimum of $5.

* khōréō does all clean-up, editing and mastering in-house, so voice actors are asked to submit raw recordings only

Audition process

  • Include your name and pronouns at the beginning of the audition tape
  • For targeted calls, record the lines corresponding to the role you’re auditioning for (up to two takes per line)
  • For general calls, choose a piece from a pro-rate speculative fiction market and record an extract between 1-5 minutes in length

How to apply

  • Fill in this Google Form:
    • For your audio file, include a link in the above form or email addressed to khōréō’s Casting Director Loni Kim
    • 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 and CC if there is any way we can accommodate your application, or if you have questions or concerns.


We are currently closed to general auditions.

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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