Here is some inspiration for those interested in submitting to Clockwork Canada (or anyone simply interested in Steampunk).
Some free online stories:
Cory Doctorow – Clockwork Fagin (a Canadian steampunk story)
Samantha Henderson – Beside Calais
Shweta Narayan – Eyes of Carven Emerald
Amal El-Mohtar – To Follow the Waves (audio)
N.K. Jemisin – The Effluent Engine
Genevieve Valentine – Terrain
Steampunk Scholar (Mike Perschon)
Silver Goggles (Jaymee Goh)
The Steampunk Bible
Abney Park (playlist)
I’ve been open to submissions for a little more than a month now. Submissions have been trickling in, some of them quite strong. I suspect I’ll see most of them in the last month of the submission window. It’s to your benefit to submit early; if the story doesn’t work for me you can always submit another before the end of the submission period.
The best stories so far are either grounded firmly in the Canadian landscape, or they explore Canadian myths and historical events with a good steampunk approach.
I won’t be a sending out any acceptances before the end of the submission period, but I am sending out hold requests.
Thanks to all those who have linked to the guidelines over the last month!