Submission call: The Fantasist wants steampunk novellas. - (Expired) Pays $100, due June 1.

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Novella periodical The Fantasist wants steampunk novellas for their eighth issue, to be edited by Megan O’Keefe. The deadline was originally May 1 but has been extended to June 1. The editors write:

With roots as far back as gothic horror and the earliest pulp mags, and yet other roots as recent as the cyberpunk of authors like William Gibson, Steampunk is arguably at once one of speculative fiction’s oldestand youngest subgenres. However, here at the Fantasist, we wonder: How can Steampunk be Fantasy? As a subgenre riddled with monsters, clockwork, and other borderline farcical technological accomplishments, we don’t imagine with much difficulty. Think airships, lamplight, and top hats. Try to think not England, or at least not Victorian London, if you can, but don’t worry yourself terribly over that either, as stories set in familiar settings can still be surprising and good. Consider works like Nisi Shawl’s Everfair, China Mieville’s Un Lun Dun, and Phillip Pullman’s novel, The Golden Compass.

Submitting to The Fantasist

  • Publisher: The Fantasist
  • Publication: Issue 8, edited by Megan O’Keefe
  • Publication type: periodical
  • Word count: “Ideally 15,000 to 40,000 words, although, in exceptional circumstances, we may consider work that is somewhat longer.”
  • Payment: $100 on publication, and 10% of e-book sales.
  • Rights the publisher asks for: First North American serial rights, non-exclusive anthology rights, exclusive electronic and e-book rights for 90 days after first publication, and non-exclusive electronic, audio, and e-book rights after that
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Publication date: September 2018
  • Response time: 6 months
  • Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? Yes.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? No. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.

Find more details at Submissions | The Fantasist, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!

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