Saturday, 19 December 2009


STEAMPUNK RELOADED, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer and to be published in fall 2010 by Tachyon Publications, announces an open reading period.

The sequel to the World Fantasy Award finalist anthology Steampunk will read submissions between December 15, 2009, and February 15, 2010. Any English-language story previously published in the past decade on a website or print publication is eligible for consideration. Our definition of Steampunk is fairly broad, so if in doubt, send it. Keep in mind that Steampunk has become much more diverse over the past few years, and we are very interested in non-traditional and multi-cultural points of view.

Submissions between 1,500 and 10,000 words should be sent in a Word or RTF document to steampunkII at We don’t care about margins or format, but please cut-and-paste the first three paragraphs into the body of your email, include prior publication information, but do not include any biographical information about yourself. Alternatively, use snail mail by sending your work to POB 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315. Snail mail submissions should be marked on the outside of the envelope as for Steampunk Reloaded consideration. No SASE is required if you prefer email response. You can send your email submissions before December 15, but we won’t begin reading them until December 15. All submissions will be responded to no later than February 28; please do not query about a submission prior to that date.

Payment will be on publication, at standard reprint rates of one to two cents per word, against a share of any royalties from the North American or foreign editions, as well as one contributor copy.


Tania Hershman said...

V - are you moving into new fields! You do know that (Wikipedia) "Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. "

Vanessa Gebbie said...

I looked it up! And I reckoned it sounded great fun, this is a call for reprints, so anyone who has anything already published is on to a possible winner. And the editors (both well known in their fields) say their interpretation of steampunk is very wide.

Not sure Ive got anything suitable, but thought Id pass it on to them writers oot there.

Umi Sinha said...

Hi Vanessa
This may be a duplicate comment - previous one disappeared - but just wanted to point out your blog is dated 19th December and the deadline for the Steampunk stories is 15th December, or have I missed something?

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Hi Umi
thanks for dropping by.. I think they mean that they will begin the reading period on 15 December. Its a bit confusing - they invite you to send eailed subs before that - and say they wont read them!