Would you like to win a copy of Steampunk Style that I recently reviewed? It received an Editor’s Choice award because of the quality of the book, beautiful photography and “How to” projects for you to try to build your own steampunk accessories.
It’s obvious that steampunks like to work for their prizes, so Steampunk Journal and Titan Publications have forged an alliance to bring you an extremely splendid competition.
All you have to do is write a short story in a steampunk theme and you could bag yourself a copy of Steampunk Style by Titan publications. The best stories will also be posted on the Titan website.
The story can be anything within a steampunk world such as an adventure on an Airship, narrating a tea duelling contest or an intrepid protagonist exploring a previously undiscovered country.
There are two categories to choose from:
- Over 18
- Under 18
The story needs to be no more than 2,000 words and needs to be emailed to me at the email address below by the deadline of 30th June 2014.
Contrary to the steampunk ethos of no rules, we’ve had to include a few for the purposes of this competition.
- Stories must be no longer than 2,000 words
- Stories must be devised and written within the competition time-frame. No pre-written stories, please
- Stories must be original work for this competition
- Please state the age category you’re submitting your story to, in the email. If the story doesn’t have the category mentioned or your age isn’t clearly displayed, it won’t be submitted
- Please include your name, address, phone number and email address, steampunk group if you’re a member (it’s not a requirement) as well as your age in the email with your story. Personal details except name, age, city and steampunk group will not be publicly broadcast on any website and are used solely for logistic reasons.
- Feel free to include a photograph of yourself to put with the story
- We will welcome any artwork associated with the story, though this will not be taken into consideration during judging
- By submitting your story, you give Steampunk Journal and Titan Publications permission to use your story on associated websites to promote the competition and in any marketing
- The story remains the property of the author
- Under 18’s must have parent’s permission to include a photograph for public posting
- The competition is open to anyone; steampunk and non-steampunk alike
- Any stories received after the deadline of 11:59.59 on 30/06/2014 GMT will not be considered in the competition
Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30/06/2014.
Please feel free to get in touch with me via this email address or in the comments box if you have any further enquiries.