Steampunk Writing Competition

Steampunk Adventures will be hosting the following writing competition:

Steampunk Adventures is hosting a writing competition!  The goal of this contest is take any Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tale and give it a Steampunk edge, theme, or twist.  Don’t be afraid to come up with something new, different, and provocative. You can rewrite the story from a new perspective, provide a new ending or even just take some of the themes of the classic tale and rework them into a new one.   There are no real guidelines other than it must integrate the essential elements of Steampunk. If you want to learn more about Steampunk you can find it here in Wikipedia.  The top entries will be  published on this blog!

Your entries can be short stories up to 8000 words or poetry up to 40 lines.

Competition closes July 31, 2011.

email submissions to:

steampunkadventurers@gmail.com

Thanks!

The Steampunk Adventures Team

Copyright:
Authors retain all rights to their story but grant Steampunk Adventures/Cathy Anderson the right to compile their story into an anthology.  Steampunk Adventures is then responsible for the distribution of the anthology.  Steampunk Adventures is granted the right to publish the winning stories on its websites and post the names of contest winners as well as the titles to the stories. Author warrants that the story is completely theirs and does not infringe on the rights of any other entity and is responsible for any plagiarism or other unauthorized use.
Simultaneous Submission
Authors may submit stories that have been submitted elsewhere at other times. Author should ensure that their submissions elsewhere will not jeopardize Steampunk Adventures’ right to publish the story in an anthology if it is the winning story. (ensure that other contests also allow the authors to retain full rights to their story and allow simultaneous submission.)
Multiple Submissions
Authors may submit more than one story or poetry submission.

 

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6 Responses to Steampunk Writing Competition

  1. Misa says:

    (Psst! The Grimm link is missing the “l” at the end.)

    Awesome challenge though – I’m definitely attempting this!

  2. bigalosu says:

    Does the author retain the rights to the piece or is it forfeited upon submission? Just curious. Many writing contests and photo contests require you to agree to something along those lines.

    • Copyright
      Authors retain all rights to their story but grant Steampunk Adventures/Cathy Anderson the right to compile their story into an anthology. Steampunk Adventures is then responsible for the distribution of the anthology. Steampunk Adventures is granted the right to publish the winning stories on its websites and post the names of contest winners as well as the titles to the stories. Author warrants that the story is completely theirs and does not infringe on the rights of any other entity and is responsible for any plagiarism or other unauthorized use.
      Simultaneous Submission
      Authors may submit stories that have been submitted elsewhere at other times. Author should ensure that their submissions elsewhere will not jeopardize Steampunk Adventures’ right to publish the story in an anthology if it is the winning story. (ensure that other contests also allow the authors to retain full rights to their story and allow simultaneous submission.)
      Multiple Submissions
      Authors may submit more than one story or poetry submission.

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  4. omgrey says:

    OMG! I’m bummed I just saw this (and the deadline has long passed), because I just wrote a retelling of Hansel & Gretel with a Steampunk edge. Bummer.

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