Open Call – The Clockwork Chronicles

Portrait of a man steampunk in his research laboratory. Fantasy.

A steampunk adventure anthology. Journey through an alternate history, where steam and steel rule.

Welcoming stories of adventure, mystery, and romance set within a retro-futuristic alternative history of either the Victorian era or the American wild west.

Deadline: This call is closed as of 09/30/21

Word count : 3,000 – 7,000 words

Author eligibility : All authors aged 18+ are welcome

Author Compensation: Free digital copy & $10.00 USD

Reprints : Not allowed

Simultaneous Submissions : Not allowed

How to submit :

Follow classic shunn formatting guidelines

-Send your story as a Word (.doc) format attachment to

-Your document name must include the anthology name, your pen name, and the story title.

-Your email subject should be “[Anthology Title] – [Story Title] – [Pen Name]”

-The body of the email must contain the name of the anthology, the word count, the author’s real name, and the author’s pen name

-Please include a 100-150 word bio

PLEASE NOTE: If you are submitting a story to Madhouse Books, please note our intention to produce top-quality books. We intend to showcase your work in its best form, and so each story accepted for publication through us will receive in-depth editing prior to publication. Our editing process will preserve the heart of your story while ironing out grammatical errors and increasing the story’s clarity and tension. Final edits are always sent to the author beforehand for approval before publication.