Steampunk Tourist is looking for non-fiction articles on less-explored aspects of the Steampunk genre from diverse perspectives.

Suggested topics might include ways to enjoy Steampunk from outside of the Steampunk culture (if, say, you’re a geek who hasn’t done Steampunk) – to things that are problematic in Steampunk, to thoughts on our origins in places like Renaissance Faires or other subcultures and genres. But those are just suggestions – we challenge you to cogitate and share your scholarship, thoughts, and imaginative ideas about Steampunk, whatever they may be.

Article length should be approximately 500-3000 words. Articles may be written for a general or more scholarly audience. Article content should limit “adult” language and content, unless vital to the topic at hand (we anticipate a “PG-13” audience for Steampunk Tourist). Gender neutral language is preferred when possible, but not required.

Steampunk Tourist prefers that you submit previously unpublished material. If the submission has been published elsewhere, please specify where and when in your cover email. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.

Article submission does not guarantee acceptance and publication.

Published articles will be compensated at $.02/word. Steampunk Tourist pays via PayPal upon publication on the website.

Submission Process and Format

All submissions should be sent by email to [email protected]. Articles should be submitted as attachments in plain text (.TXT) format.

When submitting, please put this in the subject line: Steampunk Tourist Submission: (Title) – (First and Last name)

Include the following in the body of the email and in the attached submission:

  • Your name
  • Your preferred email address
  • Your paypal email address (If different than above)
  • Your mailing address
  • The article’s title
  • The article’s word count
  • A brief author bio

Also include any necessary credits and.or permissions, relevant websites you wish to plug, information on previous publication if relevant, and any other information you would like us to have.

Articles should be submitted as attachments in plain text (.TXT) format only.

Images to accompany the article should be attached as separate files. Do not embed images in the article. It is the author’s responsibility to gain the necessary permissions for any images submitted.