View Full Version : Clockwork Kiru: Steampunk Haiku Open For Submissions

12-13-2013, 09:09 AM

What is Haiku?
A traditional Japanese Haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. That’s it. Of course, there has to be some poetic merit. It can’t just be 17 syllables sliced into three bits. But it can be about pretty much anything. So why not steampunk?

What is Steampunk?
A cultural phenomenon. In speculative fiction, Steampunk is a subgenre usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting.

Closing Date: 15 January 2014. Submissions may close sooner if the anthology fills quickly.

Reprints: Yes.

Multiple Submissions: No.

Simultaneous Submissions: No.

How To Submit: Submit it as a .doc or .rtf attachment to dreamscapepress@yahoo.com with the subject line “Clockwork Kiru”. Include your name, haiku title, and a brief biography in the body of the email.

12-13-2013, 10:22 AM
Okay, this is pretty neat. I like Steampunk and there isn't enough of it out there -- if nothing else an Anthology of Haikus on the subject might prompt ideas for writers venturing into the genre.

I'll give it a go. I see on your website that there is no money being exchanged (which is expected for this sort of thing). Done any Anthologies in the past? I'd be curious to check out a previous example.

01-13-2014, 10:41 PM
By chance, has the anthology filled up yet? If not, I'd be thrilled to submit a few