Call For Submissions: Steampunk Romance Short Stories

SteampunkShort stories sought for the upcoming Steampunk issue of Science Fiction Romance Quarterly.

Length: 1,000 – 7,500 words. Stories must include Steampunk and Romance elements with an upbeat ending.

Payment: $25 (U.S.) paid upon publication, promotional biography w/two links, and a complimentary quarter-page advertisement.

Deadline: January 31st, 2014.

Rights Sought: Six month exclusive world digital rights from date of publication; non-exclusive thereafter.

Other Info:

Story must be inspired by the pictorial prompt given by the editors (see above).

Only one short story will be published so please send edited and polished work with the understanding that the majority will be rejected. Due to time constraints we are unable to give personalized feedback on rejected stories.

Stories that tie-in to a previously established world will be considered, but story must stand alone.

Any heat level from sweet to erotic will be considered. Be aware that the fiction editor prefers her erotica on the literary side.

Original, previously unpublished fiction only; no fan fiction, please.

Submit: Standard manuscript format, please . Send brief cover letter with biographical information and publication history along with attached story (.rtf or .doc format) to Diane Dooley: by January 31st, 2014

Venue: Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly

Editor-in-Chief: K.S. Augustin

Co-ordinating Editor: Heather Massey

Fiction Editor: Diane Dooley

About Diane Dooley

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4 Responses to Call For Submissions: Steampunk Romance Short Stories

  1. Diane Dooley says:

    This question came in, so I’ll answer it here–just in case anyone has the same question.

    “For this call, are you looking for steampunk romance inspired by the picture in the traditional sense – Victorian, purely science – or can other genres/subgenres be present? Meaning, could you add an element of fantasy or horror or aliens or set it in the Far East, etc.”

    As long as it has the required Romance and Steampunk elements with an upbeat ending, you can do whatever wonderful thing your imagination leads you to! Just make sure it comes in under the required word count.

  2. Tara says:

    Thank you for the info!

  3. Tara Smith says:

    I have a story that has been previously published. It’s not steampunk but, sci fi romance. I am also working on a sequel.

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