Ladies and Gentlemen… steampunk writers…. we invite you to share your stories with our readers. We would like to publish your steam punk tales on Steampunkist.com blog section. Do you like to write steampunk stories? Well, now you can share your fantasy with our community. Writers retain all the rights to their work!
|WRITERS – SUBMIT HERE YOUR STORIES||ARTWORKERS & CRAFTSMANS – CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PICTURES|
Submit Your Story Guidelines
Authors from all over the world are welcome to participate, but submissions must be in English. Please be aware that at this time, we have a largely English readership. Feel free to help us expand that base!
What We Want:
– steampunk and adventure oriented sci-fi, weird fiction stories, alternate universes
– variations of adventure-based stories will be considered
– features steam-powered machineries, gadgets, and other marvels that never were
– rebellion against establishment and technology that didn’t exist in the real world
– interesting characters and imaginative locations
– use you imagination… the sky is the limit here!
What We Don’t Want:
– Only magical elements and no technological ones
– Violence, racism, misogyny, or bestiality
– Abuse of minors
– Sex, rape and erotica
– Hate (read more on Eligibility – Rules for Entry)
We have established the following rules for the submission of written stories:
- Must be steampunk related story appropriate for display on our site.
- Write using 12 pt Times New Roman font – use standard MS Word format. Do not use any special formatting. This makes it very difficult to format for publication.
- Include a brief cover letter stating your name, pen name (if using one), story title with word count, a brief (1 paragraph) synopsis, and bio.
- If you are writing using a pen name you should disclose to us who you really are. Misrepresenting yourself as somebody else may be interpreted as fraud.
- Attach your story as a DOC or DOCX file. If you have multiple files, please include them into an archive.
- Use a compression software like Winzip (for Windows) or iZip (for Mac). A free and powerful archive software for Windows and Linux/Unix is 7-Zip – download from here.
- Any images or art can be submitted via attachment as a JPEG/PNG image (at least 200 dpi), or via URL link.
- Multiple submissions are acceptable. If sending more than one story, please send them in separate emails.
- Stories must be 1k-10k. Do not query for longer titles – 10k is our limit at this time!
Do not submit stories written by someone else – you must be the sole owner of the copyright! By your submission, you acknowledge that you are the author and copyright holder of the story. By your submission, you are giving to Steampunkist.com permission to use the whole story on this site. Each accepted entry (story) will be displayed with full details provided as well as a credit for the writer.
Eligibility – Rules for Entry
Steampunk entries must be suitable for publication on this website and must be appropriate for viewing by the general public. We retain the rights to determine what will constitute inappropriate content. Entries may not contain, as determined by Steampunkist.com, in its sole discretion, any content that:
– is sexually explicit or suggestive; is unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; is profane or pornographic; or contains nudity.
– promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message.
– is obscene or offensive, endorses any form of hate or hate group, appears to duplicate any other submissions.
– defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies.
– contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors for images) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses.
– contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission.
– contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission.
– contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead.
– communicates messages or images inconsistent with the nature of this initiative.
– contains any background to which you do not hold sole rights.
– violates any law.
Due to the high volume of submissions, it is necessary that we apply some criteria to the story that are chosen.
Use of Pictures
All images submitted will be considered. Only pictures meeting criteria as judged by Steampunkist.com will be displayed. We reserve the right to edit captions to remove names, correct spelling or to enhance the description of the image.
Release Forms, Picture Subject Restrictions
If the photograph is of a person or persons, the photographer affirms the person(s) photographed has(have) given their permission to be included in the photograph and for the photograph to be displayed on Steampunkist.com without any fee or other form of compensation and, further, provide written proof of such consent.
We remain open for submissions all the time. Nevertheless, we want your best, polished, and ready to publish steampunk work. We want fresh, invigorating, and diverse stories – we are actively seeking stories with distinct, innovative subjects. Do not send us stories where characters are only sidelined to secondary or villainous roles. Please do your homework and keep it original!
If you agree to the above guidelines for submission, use the form to send your written stories.* All fields are required!
If you have trouble with this form, email your digital photo to story [at] steampunkist.com