*punk

Steampunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, cyberpunk, even nanopunk and nowpunk. Give us your dystopias, your body mods, your corsets and goggles, your clockwork Westerns and airship wars with bioengineered pilots. In this call, the world is key. Build it brick by brick—or cog by gear—and immerse us in it. Show us how love blooms among the steam and gaslight.

We’re seeking romances or erotic romances, but not erotica. Brilliant plots and worlds with romantic elements rather than full-blown romances may also catch our eye. Any heat level is fine, but if sex happens, make absolutely certain it fits well within and contributes to the world you’ve created.

Length: 
45,000 to 115,000 words
Genres: 
steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, dieselpunk, any other *punk you can imagine
Heat Levels: 
Any
Ending: 
HEA or strong HFN for romance, any for romantic elements
Orientation: 
Any
Submissions Due: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Acceptance Letters Sent By: 
July 1, 2015
Anticipated Release Date: 
Nine months to a year after acceptance