Taking Submissions: Machina Mortis: Steampunk’d Tales of Terror

Machina Mortis: Steampunk’d Tales of Terror

Deadline: October 31st 2011
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Edited by: Ryan Miller
Release Date: TBA


– short stories from 4000 – 10,000 words
– MUST be VERY ‘steampunk’-ish, mixed with elements of HORROR
– Use mechanical creatures, vehicles, weapons, etc.–> bio-mech zombies?
– Can be on earth or other planet, etc.—> be creative!
– STEAMPUNK isn’t always easy to write: research the clothes, lingo, etc.
– Violence/gore is GOOD 🙂 Stay away from EXCESSIVE foul language/sex


– Ryan Miller at: [email protected]

*Thanks SO much and feel free to share this with ANY authors you feel would be interested in contributing 🙂

What rights do we want?
First publishing rights, (we will review pre published stories on an individual basis but stories that have not been previously printed will get first place) the right to use the story for as long as there is demand for the book, the right to edit each story for any missed grammatical errors, and the right to use parts of the book and the author’s name for promotion. You will keep all other rights and can republish the story anytime you choose.

What you get:
Authors who have stories accepted will receive a copy of the book as payment.

How your stories should be sent:
– Type in WORD format, if possible. Single spaced
– YOU retain rights to your story
– Save file as: STEAMPUNK_YourTitle
– Title, Author’s Name, Word Count, and Author’s Email MUST be on the first page of the document.
– The stories should be edited to the best of your ability but they will be looked over for any missed grammatical errors.
Where to send it:
– Ryan Miller at: [email protected]

When to send it by:
Deadline for submission is October 31st (or, until full) We will take all entries and choose the best of the bunch for publication!

Submissions are open to EVERYONE so take this opportunity to try for the first time or write for the hundredth time!!

If you have ANY questions at all, Email [email protected]

[via: Knight Watch Press.]