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Taking Submissions: New Legends: Mercenary, Engineer, Captain, Book 2

March 7, 2016

Deadline: March 7, 2016
Payment: $25.00, plus digital and 1 trade paperback copy upon distribution

Visual Adjectives is currently accepting stories, art and photography for the SteamPunk Assemblage,New Legends: Mercenary • Engineer  • Captain Book 2


Take to your typographers to help us build a steamtastic collection. The settings can be post-apocalyptic steampunk, time travel steampunk, airship and/or airship pirates. The world can be this one, in any time frame you choose, or another world altogether, just be sure to bring the steam powered flavor into your writing. The characters can be adventurers, inventors, entertainers, well to do or ner’ do well, wealthy or waif, whatever strikes your fancy.

We seek submissions from emerging and established authors. We are looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories with subject matter reasonably free from sexually explicit content, gore, and obscenities.  This is going to call for a high level of skill to keep your story fast paced and interesting without falling back on those particular crutches to carry the plot along.

No copyright infringements please. Characters must be your own, originally created, and not a version or fan fiction of an existing character. Do not use the names or personalities of existing trademarked characters. No references should be made to characters from well-known sources. Only submit unpublished, original stories, and characters.

Story length, between 2,500 minimum and 8,000 maximum words.

The first page of your submitted document must be a Cover Page (see below for details).

Please spend time reviewing the guidelines, this will ensure that your best work is submitted free of editorial issues, such as spelling, formatting, and grammar.


Theme: SteamPunk
Story Word Count: 2,500 minimum – 8,000 maximum, (not including information for cover page)
Authors Biography: 250 maximum words
Story Synopsis: 350 maximum words
File Format: Microsoft Word document (either .doc or .docx) or rtf only. Submissions may also be sent in the body of an e-mail.
Submission Limit: Five stories per author. If you are submitting more than one story, please submit each story as a separate submission or e-mail.
Payment: $25.00, plus digital and 1 trade paperback copy upon distribution. Selected stories will appear in New Legends: Mercenary • Engineer  • Captain, while some may appear on our website or blog.
Art and Photography: Unlimited submission limit. We are looking for art and photography that captures the theme of SteamPunk to be used.
Artwork and photographs submitted must be saved in high-resolution format (300 dpi or higher) and saved as a jpg/jpeg file. Be sure to supply the title of the piece, the artist/photographer name, the medium used in creation, and the dimensions of the original piece.

Cover Page:
First and Last Name
Pseudonym, if applicable
Mailing Address
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Authors Biography
Submission Title
Story Word Count
Story Synopsis

Document Formatting:
Times New Roman, 12 point font.
Left justified.
1-inch margins on all sides.
0.5-inch indentation at the beginning of each paragraph.
Letter format (not A4 or international).
Pages consecutively numbered throughout.
Numbering begins on the cover page in the upper right corner.
Header on every page containing title, page number, author name and e-mail.
No footnotes or endnotes in your manuscript.
All electronic comments (track changes) and corrections between authors have been removed (not just turned off).
Proofread your paper carefully before submission.

Notice of Copyright:
By submitting your work, you agree that Visual Adjectives acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Visual Adjectives may reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.

Submissions may be sent by e-mail to [email protected] or by filling out the SUBMISSION MANAGER form and uploading your document.

When submitting by e-mail, your Subject Line must include Author Name and Story Title.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via e-mail.

Please send us an e-mail if you have ANY questions. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question.

Via: Visual Adjectives.


March 7, 2016