Call for short story submissions for newsletter at steampunk store!

Our store is looking for stories for our newsletter, the Curiouser Phalarope!

THEME: A store where something unexpected occurs.  Steampunk themes a plus, but horror, fantasy, scifi, or a tangy mix of all four are more than welcome!

LENGTH: Up to 1500-2000 words is preferred, though if a long submission is of very high quality we will consider running it serially.

AUDIENCE: The newsletter will go out once a month, to the mailing list of a small steampunk themed book and game store near Seattle, if you're curious about the store.  We're sponsoring a smallish local convention so our readership should grow abruptly in June before we'd publish your story!

WINNING CRITERIA:  We hope to use more than one story, though we may not publish more than one of two that have similar subjects.  Ideally we will publish several!

Winners will have our extreme enthusiasm backing them, and be invited back for future contests with larger audiences!  Critiques, if desired, can be provided.

Please post any questions in this thread:

And submissions or private questions can be emailed to

Thank you so much for reading!

Tags: contest, curiouser, edmonds, newsletter, phalarope, short, story, washington

Views: 151


Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Brynn... I'm finishing up edits for an anthology submission (last hurdle)... once things are settled you'll be hearing from me :D

Great!  We will be doing other contests if you don't make it in time--one a month, in fact!  Haven't decided what the next theme will be, tho'.  If you have time for this one that'd be awesome too!  Looking forward to it!

This sounds intriguing! I wish I'd seen it earlier :)

I'll start something and shoot it over!

It's actually a new contest now--the theme is Winter Chills...^^


SWAG Support Fund

Visit us on:

TWITTER                          TUMBLR



Latest Activity

Norman Hugh Redington posted a blog post

Retrofuturist Artist Jim Harter Has Died

The artist Jim Harter, an important influence on the proto-Steampunk aesthetic in the 1980s, died last week. You can read a little about him in my latest blog entry, and see examples of his work in Richard Autry's video below.See More
16 hours ago
Nick Valentino posted a status
20 hours ago
Nick Valentino posted a status
"New Blog Post: Rest In Peace, Shorty"
Jessica Lyn replied to Amanda Clemmer's discussion Hi everyone!
"Congrats on the book! And hi!  "
Oct 6
Jessica Lyn liked Kevin Steil's blog post Interview with Steampunk'd Maker, Tobias McCurry
Oct 6
Jessica Lyn liked L.S. Kilroy's discussion Releasing debut novel, The Vitruvian Heir
Oct 5
Anna Patterson posted a status
"I have a haunted Steampunk Carnival book just out."
Oct 5
Anna Patterson posted a photo
Oct 5


Small Press, Indie & Anthology Covers


Click here for SWAG badges for websites



© 2015   Created by Lia Keyes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service