Clockwork Chaos: A Steampunk Anthology 1

A project of Library of the Living Dead Press

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Seeking original steampunk stories. While the steampunk genre has taken on all variety of different connotations we are looking for stories set in the victorian era. This means that you should think League of Extraordinary Gentleman or The Wild, Wild West and not the possible steampunk elements in the TV show Firefly. Stories can be from a global scale to a small localized event. A Vernian tale of exploration is highly welcomed. A touch of historical knowledge and technological wonderment will do you good. Gadgets and a new alternative history version will win out over an overthought victorian romance. With these examples in mind, give us your best and most unique stories within this genre.

Clockwork Chaos: A Steampunk AnthologyUnited States


F FantasySubgenre: Retrofuturism.
S Science FictionSubgenre: Retrofuturism.


Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.

Types & Lengths

Short Story4,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 12,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationOne-time publication.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) per piece.

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F Fiction OK No No Unknown NoText format submissions

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Date Added:
05 Apr 2010
Last Updated:
08 Jul 2010