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Ranger Reid

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Re: Calls for submissions
« Reply #75 on: July 31, 2015, 01:16:07 am »
These are some folks I have spoken with a couple times.   I entered the contest last quarter.   Will be entering the contest this quarter if my brain will leak out a good story.


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Re: Calls for submissions
« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2015, 07:00:57 am »
Inspired Quill currently have an open call for novels and are looking for various genres including Steampunk.

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Re: Calls for submissions
« Reply #77 on: August 20, 2015, 06:40:51 pm »
Mythic Delirium is open for fiction and poetry through October 1, 2015. They're looking for science fiction and fantasy, especially "blurred boundaries" and "tropes turned on their heads."

You can look at their submission guidelines here.


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Re: Calls for submissions
« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2015, 10:38:39 pm »
"Special Call for Submissions:  Steampunk Universe"

"Much like the award-winning anthology Steampunk World, Steampunk Universe will be a multicultural anthology of steampunk stories. But this time, the anthology will focus on characters with exceptionalities.*...

...Your story should take place in a non-Western culture. I’d love to have a variety of stories that take place in the diverse cultures of Central/South America, Asia, and Africa.

Your story should contain a character with at least one exceptionality. It should be a major element of the story, providing the character with extra challenges but maybe also special insight or abilities. I want to explore how steampunk technology changes the lives of people with exceptionalities, for better or for worse.  I’d love to see characters who are also members of other marginalized groups (such as LGBTQ characters).

Your story should contain steampunk elements. I get a lot of submissions with steampunk exoskeletons and dirigibles, but not many with spaceships or submarines. I’d really like authors to stretch themselves and instead of just writing alternate history, set the story in a parallel universe or on another planet. Read Tobias Buckell’s excellent story 'Love Comes to Abyssal City' for an example..."

"*The publisher and I prefer the term 'exceptionality' to the term 'disability,' because disability is often heavily influenced by perception and culture."

These sound like stories I'd like to read.


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Re: Calls for submissions
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2015, 02:43:35 am »
Tales from New Babbage is looking for weird fiction/horror in a period theme for audio production. Details here:[/b]]


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Re: Calls for submissions
« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2017, 07:59:07 pm »
Gallery of Curiosities podcast is accepting submissions until Oct. 31, 2017. Semipro rates.

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Re: Calls for submissions
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2017, 02:50:16 am »
Wild Shore Press is issuing a call for short stories for a new anthology.  Deadline is February 28, 2018.
Here is the information from the website:

Gears of Wrath
Submission Guidelines

Wild Shore Press


If you'd like to submit to our new Steampunk Anthology, “Gears of Wrath”, we'd be delighted.  Here are a few submission guidelines to help you make sure you're submitting something we're more likely to publish.  Here's the info:

The Anthology:  “Gears of Wrath” is an anthology of short stories in the Steampunk Genre aimed at an adult audience.  We will remain open to new submissions until the end of February 2018, with notifications likely toward the end of March.  We are looking for a June publication date.  The book will be published both as a trade paperback and as an Ebook.  Authors will divide a 40% royalty from the book, paid semi-annually via PayPal.  Authors will receive a contributor's copy.  Full details will be included with the final publication contract, which we promise will be simple, legible, and comprehensible.

Submissions:  Submissions should be made to with “gears submission” in the subject line.  Initial submissions must be in .pdf format.  If accepted, authors will be expected to submit their final drafts according to our format requirements.  Works must be original and previously unpublished.

1) Works may be up to 20,000 words in length, but much shorter works will be equally considered.
2) Strong character development and interesting story lines will be given preference over gadget stories.
3) There are no limitations on subject material.  Politics, eros, intellectual and literary metaphors, all are fair game.  Strong language and situations are acceptable as long as driven by the necessities of the story; gratuitous sex and violence plugged in for shock value are not, nor are blatant sexist, racist, or homophobic references unless they are the topic of the story itself.  Please do NOT talk down to or be afraid of getting overly complex for our readers.  They're a smart and eclectic group.
4) Please don't submit until you have a work in printable form.  Grammatical errors, poor spelling, and glaring plot holes will get your document rejected out of hand.  We are looking for professionally written pieces that stimulate thought and conversation.
5) After submission, we may a) take the piece and send you formatting guidelines and a publication agreement, b) return the work with some corrections or suggestions and ask that you resubmit, or c) reject the work.  We do not critique or explain rejected works. Decisions of the editors are final.  Bribes will not be accepted unless astronomical.
6) Details of publication, reporting details, and details of payment will be supplied on acceptance. Due to the vagaries of the publishing business, we reserve the right to change any of these details up to that time.
7) RECAP:  Submission Deadline Midnight February 29, 2018.

We look forward to seeing what you'll come up with.

The Editors