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YA Steampunk Anthology Seeks Submissions

on June 4, 2012

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.

To find out more

5 responses to “YA Steampunk Anthology Seeks Submissions

  1. torijoyous@sbcglobal.net says:

    Hello! I want to submit a Steampunk piece for consideration, but I can’t find the email to send it to. Can you help? Thanks! Kelly Canner

  2. Kelly,

    Here are the submission guidelines for Pugalicious Press.


    I don’t see the listing for the Steampunk Anthology, so the deadline may have passed.

    This is the email to query.
    Please query Pugalicious Press at submission (at) pugaliciouspress (dot) com.

  3. torijoyous@sbcglobal.net says:

    The submission request is still on thier site with a deadline of September 1st. I just don’t find the email address I’m supposed to send it to. Thanks for your help, though. Kelly

  4. I would say send it to their regular submissions email: submissions@pugaliciouspress.com

    Good luck! It sounds like a great project!

  5. […] remember when we talked about the YA Steampunk Anthology, REAL GIRLS DON’T RUST, with the deadline of SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 for story […]

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