Friday, July 25, 2014

Guy Anthony De Marco - Meet the Contributors

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 Author Guy Anthony De Marco did one of our 300 word story challenges. His is called "Pressure."

Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker Award? finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer (Sojourner Tales modules, Interface Zero 2.0 core team, D&D modules); and a coffee addict. One of these is false.

A writer since 1977, Guy is a member of the following organizations: SFWA, WWA, SFPA, IAMTW, ASCAP, RMFW, NCW, and HWA. He hopes to collect the rest of the letters of the alphabet one day. Additional information can be found at,, and

Friday, July 18, 2014

Liam Hogan - Meet the Contributors

With a title like "Horse," author Liam Hogan's story caught my attention right away and it held it through the entire story. I loved the slightly melancholy tone and what a cool concept.

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Liam Hogan was abandoned in a library at the tender age of 3, emerging blinking into the sunlight many years later, with a head full of words and an aversion to loud noises.

He is a London based writer and host of the award winning literary event Liars' League (named one of the top 10 literary events by The Guardian).

Previous publications include "Mechanical" in WittyBard's steampunk anthology, a story in the forthcoming "The Martian Wave 2014", and "Romero & Juliet", performed at Liars' League's Slings&Arrows event. You can find out more at

He dreams in Dewey Decimals.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins - Meet the Contributors

Authors Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins have presented us with an excellent story called "Opening Night." Clockwork Ballet, assassinations, action, and love, combine to make this a very compelling tale. 

Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and three large dogs. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, but has lived all over the United States. He's the author of steampunk epistolary novels Dawn of Steam: First Light and Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun and has contributed to a number of role-playing game books for Deep7 Press out of Seattle. When not reading, researching or writing, Jeffrey enjoys role-playing games and watching football.

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Displaying AuthorKPerkins.jpgKatherine Perkins lives in Coralville, Iowa, with her husband and one extremely skittish cat. She was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and will defend its cuisine on any field of honor. When not reading, researching, writing, or editing, she tries to remember what she was supposed to be doing.
More on their work can be seen at

Monday, June 23, 2014

Steampunk Trails 2

This next issue is going to be great! There are airships, shell games, horses and mechanical men and women and adventure galore. We've got fog machine stories and a couple of articles and even a short piece by yours truly in honor of the awesome cover. The internal story art is coming along very nicely as well.

I can't wait to share it all with you.

Soon I'll be posting a series announcing the contributors so stay tuned for that exciting information. You can always subscribe to the blog and get updates straight to your inbox.

In the meantime, I'm sharing, yet again, our wonderful cover. You know you want to read the short story it inspired...

- Julie

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Submissions are now closed!

It's going to be an exciting issue.

If you've submitted something to me in the last few weeks, you'll hear back in the next couple of weeks.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Submissions close tomorrow!

Be sure to get your fiction submissions in before the end of the day tomorrow!
I'll be reading the last round of submissions as soon as the period closes, so if you've submitted something and haven't heard back, it'll be soon.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Submissions closing soon

Only one more week to get your fiction submissions in! I'm looking forward to reading the last round, so don't wait long!

We have some great stories already, and I am super excited to share them with you in September...and did you see that cover! It's epic!

- Julie