Group-Sponsored Gothic Steampunk Contest
|Oct 31, 2016
Enterrrrr <creak> the Gothic Steampunk competition, marking two hundred years since the first telling of Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus.
In composing her tale for a group of exiles during the Year Without a Summer (1816), Mary Godwin (later Shelley) drew on modern theories of Galvanism, and ended up subtitling her work “A Modern Prometheus.” If that isn't the mixing up of myth and modernity to come up with Gothic steampunk, we don't know what is!
Your science may be quackery; your engineering may be impossible; your ghosts may be fantasy: just apply knowledge or aesthetics which are more modern than their setting, and make it either spooky or sublime. Stories may be up to 3,000 words, but flash is acceptable, too. (However, please keep in mind that one aspect of steampunk is the world-building, so do take the space to world-build).
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To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Group-Sponsored Gothic Steampunk Contest”. Your work will automatically be considered.
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you will need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
Entries must be received before midnight, October 31, 2016 (UTC) and the winners will be announced on or before November 16, 2016 (UTC).
Entries must be no more than 3,000 words, per Scribophile's count.
Multiple entries are not allowed.
No poetry, novel chapters, or memoir.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until a winner is announced.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.