Penny Dread Tales v5

Penny Dread Tales v5


Penny Dread Tales Volume 5 is a GO!

This is a call for submissions for the next installment of the Penny Dread Tales series. The deadline for submissions is July 25th, 2016, and we’re shooting for a publication date of December, 2016.

The theme for this volume of steampunk short fiction is heroism and heroes. The story length can be anything from 1,000 to 10,000 words. We’re still pretty small, so it’s a token payment proposition, with a free copy for each accepted story. Also, contributors can get author copies for 10% over cost plus shipping, which gives you a good option for selling copies at your own events and making some money.

Send all submission to PDT5Submit (AT) RuneWright  (DOT) com. (Yes, that’s an email. Fill in the stuff so SPAM web crawlers don’t bury me with bad submissions)

Submissions must be in Standard Manuscript Format:

  • Title on first page
  • By line on first page
  • 1 Inch Margins
  • Times Roman 12pt
  • Double Spaced (No Tabs, use styles)


Include on your first page header:

  • Legal Name
  • Pen Name
  • eMail
  • Mailing Address
  • eMail Address


Include on subsequent header:

  • Last name of legal name
  • Story Title
  • Page Number


Attach your RTF or DOCX file to your email, and feel free to include a very brief cover letter in your email including story genre, word count, and log line.

Can’t wait to see your stories!