Cool beans. So this is a new editorial gig for you beyond Prime?
Yes. It was a side-result of the controversy over another Mammoth anthology.
Two questions: a) how soon after the deadline are you planning to notify the authors whose work is accepted? Since you are not sending out rejections, and I guess you don't want simsubs, I'd like to know this in order to figure out the timetable. b) what is the length limit for submissions, and what is your desirable length?
I've fixed the wording, as I cluelessly copied another Mammoth solictation and didn't read it closely enough. I'd send out acceptances and rejections, pretty quickly.
The length limit, well, can go up to twenty thousand words, but frankly that might be a hard-sell at that length. I'd be more likely to look at two to eight thousand words, as being easier to slip in.
Might be time for me to revisit that necromancer-with-science during the Mexican Revolution story.
Hello. A clarification, if you don't mind.
It's probably a silly question, but since most Stempunk I've read is set to a Victorian-type world, would other settings/periods be acceptable?
This looks like an excellent project. If I was a writer, I'd happily contribute—but as I am not, may I say that I hope G.D. Falksen makes it in.
Very cool I'll spread the word. If you require any photographic accompaniment let me know. :)
I really must direct you to the work of G. D. Falksen - he's one of the best Steampunk writers working today, and as one of his preferred formats is short stories, he's perfect for a collection book like this.
Are you accepting multiple submissions?
I hope G. D. Falksen would be included he's one of the best Steampunk writers out there!
will you look at translated stories too? i'm asking this because we're about to publish an anthology of original steampunk stories with Romanian settings...
Is there an upper word count limit?
How strict is the deadline from an international perspective? Is the cut-off 11:59pm in the time zone where you're located (if so, may I ask what time zone that is?) or is there some leeway as long as submissions are received in the next 24hrs?
just interested in when you are likely to finalise the acceptance/rejection notifications.
2011-04-26 06:54 pm (UTC)
Acceptances & Rejections
I'd also like to know when acceptance and rejection notices are going to be sent out. The deadline for submissions was April 1st, so I'm just curious because it's almost May. Any info would be helpful!
2011-05-09 03:29 pm (UTC)
Personally, I am amazed you are getting through it this quickly; you had to have received an insane amount of submissions, just based on the number different sources I received the notice from, let alone what was posted on the net. And that's not even taking into account the reprint submissions! Having edited anthologies, I heartily empathize.
Thanks for taking the time to respond here and letting us know an end is in sight :)
To everyone wondering why we haven't heard anything yet...I personally feel your pain, believe me, but be glad you haven't had any news, it means you weren't rejected right off the bat! LOL