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Taking Submissions: Dieselpunk

April 30, 2012


Deadline: April 30th, 2012
Payment: 3% of Revenue from both ebook and print edition sales.

Twit Publishing is going far afield with this one and hoping to help establish a new genre. We’ve already covered the older genres from the 1920’s to 1950’s pulps with Twit Publishing Presents: PULP! anthologies, and are looking at a young genre that re-examines the 20s, 30s, 40s, and early 50s: Dieselpunk.
What is Dieselpunk? Dieselpunk is a re-imagining of the diesel-era (the post-World War I era to the early 1950s). It’s gangsters, bootleggers, swing, Mexican revolutionaries, Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde, U-Boats, the Depression, the end of the Wild West, Bolshevik agents, greasers, zeppelins, jazz, art-deco, roadsters, hobos (anything that fits into this era of time along with cross-genres), and the Red Scare. It is the beginning of mechanization of the military and the beginning of the mechanization of the factory.
We’re looking for over-the-top storylines that fit into this genre. Horror, action, detective, crime, and even fantasy can be fit into this genre. Think steam-punk, but with petroleum-fueled engines. Be creative!

Compensation: 3% of Revenue from both ebook and print edition sales.

Submission Guidelines

  • All short stories must meet the minimum requirements of 4000 words, and be a maximum of 9000 words in length.
  • All content submitted to Twit Publishing for PULP! anthologies must be solely owned by the creator.
  • Additionally, all content must be original.
  • Stories must be submitted by the author(s), and not a 3rd party.
  • Please submit as a .DOC or .RTF file.
  • Please send a short author’s bio along with any submission.
  • Do not send any story pitches or ideas. **They will be deleted without being read**.
  • **Submissions from authors in the United States only**

Email submissions to: [email protected]

Subject line of email should read as the author’s name and title of submitted story.

[via: Twit Publishing.]


April 30, 2012
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