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What's everyone working on?

Started by Jonathan D. Beer. Last reply by Mark Lingane Apr 9. 44 Replies

I thought it might be a nice if there was a place where everyone could talk about their current and future projects, complain about other commitments getting in the way of said projects, etc, and…Continue

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Invitation for story submissions via Kindle Worlds

Started by Tony Wolf. Last reply by Tony Wolf Mar 23. 2 Replies

I've written a graphic novel trilogy as part of the Foreworld Saga franchise, initiated by Neal Stephenson and Mark Teppo.  The books are to be published later this year via BOOM! Studios and…Continue

Glass Page Books is looking for writers for anthlogies

Started by D. Alan Lewis Dec 27, 2012. 0 Replies

Glass Page Books is calling for submissions for a pair of Steampunk anthologies, set for a fall 2013 release. The first one  ‘A Clockwork of Crime’ will be a collection of steampunk mysteries. The…Continue

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Aether in Steampunk Fiction

Started by J.R. Woods. Last reply by Jeremy Brandon Murphy Mar 28, 2012. 8 Replies

About to start my first steampunk story and I wanted to get everyone's thoughts, views, and experiences (whether from your own writing or things you've read) regarding aether.I've done some research…Continue

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Comment by Lia Keyes on December 8, 2010 at 7:42am
SLJ has created a great list of PB to YA Steampunk Fiction here: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/printissuecurrentissue/8874...
Comment by Kevin Mowrer on January 26, 2011 at 2:48pm
Hello Neil
I would think that generally there aren't any hard rules in fiction but something to consider is where and when does the story in question occur? If it is a story that takes place in a time and place that is aware of the subculture movement we call Steampunk (like today or something like today) then perhaps its OK to have a character use the word(s).  If it is in a time in history that does not have that subculture than maybe it would take the audience up and out of the context of the story (break the fiction) to read it there.  I think it could also be conceivable that you, or someone else, might come up with a story and world logic where you are using the term Steampunk in a context you are establishing for the first time in the story.  In essence you'd be redefining or redirecting it as a subculture tag or as a description.  I think all these things can work but being very aware of the meaning your audience already brings with them to the reading of it within your story I think is key to consider and then decide to work with or change.  

Cheers, Kevin

Comment by Leslie Orton on December 31, 2013 at 3:02pm

Just in time for New Years, the third edition of The Aether Chronicle! Enjoy!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on January 18, 2014 at 8:42am

The Fourth Edition of The Aether Chronicle!

Giant Octopus Attacks London! Read all about it here!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on January 25, 2014 at 2:59pm

The Fifth Edition of The Aether Chronicle!

Giant Octopus Still at Large! Feminist Party Stands Bifurcated!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on February 11, 2014 at 4:54pm

"Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Giant Octopus Removed from Big Ben!

The Aether Chronicle Welcomes New Travel Writer Amelia Owens Kibbey!"

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Comment by Admiral Binary Dorsett on February 17, 2014 at 10:01am

Call for Submissions- Steampunk Short Story Competition!!!

It is my honor to announce Witty Bard Publishing's first-ever Steampunk short story writing competition!!!  Submissions are due by April 19th!!!  Visit www.wittybardpublishing.com for more details on how to submit your short story!!! 

Witty Bard Publishing's mission is to provide an outlet for Indie Authors one book at a time.  Each entry will be read and given full consideration by our panel of judges. And here is the best part... The winners get published!!  Our first Steampunk anthology will be titled: Top Hats & Tesla Coils: Tales of the Aether.

The basic rules are as follows: 

Story must:

  • Be original work only (no fan fiction or plagiarism)

  • Be previously unpublished

  • Be 7500 words or less

  • Have no images within the documents

  • Meet the genre specific requirements for the current contest


Check us out on facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/wittybardpublishing

Got questions about the competition?  Feel free to write a response.  We would be happy to answer them!

All the Best,

Admiral Witty P. Bard

Comment by Aidana WillowRaven on June 17, 2014 at 2:56pm

I first introduced Cloud Runner in September of last year, but the actual work was created almost two years ago. Over time, many people have expressed enjoying the piece, but Jack Tyler (AKA: Blimprider), one of my  fellow-members on Steampunk Empire, took it one step further ... 

Read the rest on my blog ... http://willowraven-illustration.blogspot.com

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