Sunday, January 11, 2015

Writing Challenge

We got a message from someone who thought our 300 word writing challenge was a bit cliched. The person who contacted our publisher seemed to be under the impression we were requiring a shootout of some kind. Nowhere in the guidelines does it say anything of the sort.  What sort of story a contributor wants to do is up to them.  We just set out certain parameters.  That's why it's called a writing challenge.  Whether a shootout takes place or something else entirely is up to the writer.  Frankly, with only one bullet, a shootout seems improbable and certainly not the only approach to the situation. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

We wish everyone a happy new year. Although our first reading period won't start for another month, we have now posted our writers guidelines. Just click on the tab. Please note there are actually two pages, as we are continuing our popular 300 word writing challenges which we did with Steampunk Trails 2.  

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to all

We wish all of our readers the best for the holidays.  In a few days we'll began the process of developing our new magazine.  The writers guidelines will be posted here and emailed to past contributors of Steampunk Trails & Science Fiction Trails.   

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Year, New Magazine

Our new writers guidelines for Story Emporium will be available New Years Day.  Our next issue is slated for late Spring 2015.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

getting organized

We're getting things organized. The first issue will come out Summer 2015.  Our new logo is under construction. Our writers guidelines should be available shortly.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Story Emporium

We're changing our name from Steampunk Trails to Story Emporium: Purveyors of Steampunk & Weird Western Adventure.  We'll be posting more information in the near future.  Basically, there will be a little wider mix of stories under our new format.  Other than that, we like to think of this as an evolution of our magazine. After two issues, we took a hard look at where we wanted to go and felt we needed a little broader mix of stories.  This is not a huge change.  J. A. Campbell will remain editor and David B. Riley continues as publisher.  Our new writers guidelines will be available early in 2015.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

To all of our dear readers who celebrate Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving! To everyone, everywhere, we hope you have an excellent day full of good food and even better fiction.