(Note: I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the length of the submission period. We are open to submissions until the issue is full. We expect that to take several months, if not longer.)

Submissions are officially open for Issue #2 of Survival By Storytelling Magazine. Please be sure to check our guidelines, as a few things have changed there, including this:

We are looking for poems and stories that fit within the Steampunk subgenre. All forms of Steampunk are acceptable, provided that the basic Steampunk “aesthetic” exists in your poem or story. While we are perfectly fine with what might be called the “typical” Steampunk story, we are also interested in new and unique takes on the genre, whether from an aesthetic or structural viewpoint. Literary forays into this subgenre are appreciated, along with stories or poems that treat seriously the “punk” in the name. What does real “punk” Steampunk look like? Show us and impress us. So long as it’s Steampunk, we’re interested.

We are also interested in non-fiction dealing with some aspect of the Steampunk genre: history, literary criticism, book reviews, writing advice, etc. So long as it comments upon this genre in some way (even vaguely, even on a very curious and obscure level), we’re interested.

(Note: While Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, we have no preference for the quantity of fantastic or science fictional elements present within your work. We care more about the story than how many four-legged steam crawlers you have running around in your world. That’s not to say we don’t like four-legged steam crawlers (we do), but we want to have a very open mind when it comes to representations of this genre; if you’ve never written genre fiction before, now might be a good time to give it a shot, even if you are interested in a very limited genre feel.)