Pugalicious Press is looking for short story submissions for a steampunk YA anthology Real Girls Don’t Rust.
From their website:
“Steampunk is a genre which originated during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history such as Victorian era Britain or “Wild West”-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville,of (Wikipedia).”
If your short story is between 5500 and 7500 words and fits into the genre of YA steampunk, we want to read it!
Submit the whole manuscript as a Word .doc file (no .docx) by September 1, 2012, with the subject heading: submission–YA anthology.
Please include a bio, publishing credits if any, and a synopsis.
Here’s the minimum offering on the payment and royalties for this anthology: $25.00 at time of publication, plus 10% royalty and we are asking for first e-book and printing rights for two years.