Steampunk Revolution: Call for Submissions

Steam­punk Rev­o­lu­tion, edit­ed by Ann Van­der­Meer (co-edi­tor of both Steam­punk and Steam­punk II: Steam­punk Reloaded) to be pub­lished in the Fall 2012 by Tachy­on Pub­li­ca­tions, announces an open read­ing peri­od.

Steam­punk Rev­o­lu­tion fea­tures a rene­gade col­lec­tive of writ­ers and artists — includ­ing steam­punk leg­ends as well as hot, new tal­ents — who are reboot­ing the steam-dri­ven past and pow­er­ing it into the future with orig­i­nal­i­ty, wit, and adven­ture.  Going far beyond corsets and gog­gles, Steam­punk Rev­o­lu­tion is not just a ride in your great-great granddad’s zep­pelin — now it’s a much wilder ride.

Look­ing for reprints only (stan­dard reprint rates apply).  Will­ing to look at all kinds of Steam­punk fic­tion, but main­ly inter­est­ed in work that push­es the bound­aries, that tru­ly is a rev­o­lu­tion to the genre.  Pre­fer works under 10,000 words.

I [Ann Van­der­Meer] will read sub­mis­sions between Feb­ru­ary 1, 2012, and March 1, 2012. Any Eng­lish-lan­guage sto­ry pre­vi­ous­ly pub­lished in the past decade on a web­site or print pub­li­ca­tion is eli­gi­ble for con­sid­er­a­tion. Will­ing to look at all kinds of Steam­punk fic­tion, but main­ly inter­est­ed in work that push­es the bound­aries, that is tru­ly a rev­o­lu­tion to the genre. 

Sub­mis­sions up to 10,000 words should be sent in a Word or RTF doc­u­ment to steam­punkrev­o­lu­tion at Please cut-and-paste the first three para­graphs into the body of your email and include pri­or pub­li­ca­tion infor­ma­tion, but no need to include any bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion about your­self. If you pre­fer, use snail mail by send­ing your work to POB 38190, Tal­la­has­see, FL 32315. Snail mail sub­mis­sions should be marked on the out­side of the enve­lope as for Steam­punk Rev­o­lu­tion con­sid­er­a­tion. No SASE is required if you pre­fer email response. All Sub­mis­sions will be respond­ed to no lat­er than March 31; please do not query about a sub­mis­sion pri­or to that date.

Pay­ment will be on pub­li­ca­tion, at stan­dard reprint rates of one to two cents per word, against a share of any roy­al­ties from the North Amer­i­can or for­eign edi­tions, as well as one con­trib­u­tor copy.

“Steampunk Revolution: Call for Submissions” was published in Fun times, Literature, Uncategorized.

3 Responses to Steampunk Revolution: Call for Submissions

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  2. eric horn says:

    My name is Eric,
    I am work­ing on a graph­ic nov­el that has yet to be fin­ished or pub­lished. This past spring we showed the first 25 pages as a slide show on a “steam­punk” screen that we built for the art show. I have a copy of the Steam­punk Bible, and love it. I was won­der­ing what exact­ly you are look­ing for? I am involved in a group of artists that do steam­punk art, cos­tumes, and sculp­ture. So are you look­ing for sto­ries? Pho­tos? Art? If you could email me with what you are look­ing for I may or may not be able to help you. Thanks for your time,

    • Mecha Underwood says:

      Hi Eric,

      Thank you for the com­ment. We are mere­ly mes­sen­gers, and are not in any­way involved with the read­ing or edit­ing of this anthol­o­gy. Any ques­tions should be direct­ed to the edi­tor, Ann Van­der­Meer at the e-mail in the above post: steampunkrevolution[at]