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Saturday, March 17, 2018

New Dieselpunk Anthology - Call for Submissions

Calling all Dieselpunk writers! Anthologist Rhonda Parrish is looking for writers to contribute to a new Dieselpunk anthology titled "GRIMM, GRIT, AND GASOLINE."

Parrish certainly seems to know her Dieselpunk. On her web site wrote,
"Dieselpunk and decopunk are alternative history reimaginings of the WWI and WWII eras beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and ending before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I’m looking for tales with the grit of roaring bombers, rumbling tanks, of 'We Can Do It', the Great Depression and old time gangsters or the glamour (real or imagined) of flappers, Hollywood starlets, smoky jazz, elegant cars and Radio City Music Hall."

However, there's more to this anthology. Not only must the stories be Dieselpunk but they must involve FAIRY TALES.

Parrish explains,
"For example: a ‘mend and make do’ take on the Elves and the Shoemaker, a trench warfare version of The Emperor’s New Clothes, or Hansel and Gretel as Bonnie and Clyde. The possibilities are limitless."

The stories can be retelling of the classics or they can be original. Either way they've got to be Dieselpunk.

To learn more about this anthology and how you can submit your work visit the web site. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018.

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