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Submission Guidelines
Submitting Work to Steampunk Chronicles
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Steampunk Chronicles has no staff writers; we depend completely on YOU to send writing, art and photos. There is no charge to submit or be published and anything you submit will be considered for Steampunk Chronicles’ magazine and website.
You can submit your work in two different ways:
1.      Online: Written work and art/photos may be submitted online. You will first need to sign up or register before submitting your work. If you submit work online, you'll be able to see how many people have viewed your work, rated it and commented on it. You'll also be able to create an online profile of yourself and share work with friends.
2.      Offline: You can also send us your work by email. Please see our submission guidelines before you submit. Currently, videos can only be sent to us by email - see below.
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Submission Guidelines
Please read these guidelines:
You must include your legal name, email address, city/state/zip, and contact number on each submission. If possible, indicate what pen name or character name you wish to publish as. Most published pieces are fewer than 800 words..
Any work you submit may be published in Steampunk Chronicles' monthly online magazine and/or on our website. We don't return submissions, so keep a copy.
Label all written work fiction or nonfiction. Be sure to include a title.
Label all artistic work by medium. Be sure to include a title. In the case of photography, be sure to include as much information as possible about the credits of the photography including, but not limited to, photographer, model, costumer, and maker (if any other than yourself apply).
Steampunk Chronicles has no deadlines. We accept submissions all year long. If, however, you are sending work that is holiday-specific, please try to get it in at least two months before the holiday.
Include the following originality statement at the end of each submission: "This will certify that the above work is completely original," followed by your full legal name to affirm this is your work.
Request anonymity. If due to the very personal nature of a piece you don't want your name published, we will respect your request, but you still must include legal name and address information.
Writing may be edited and we reserve the right to publish our edited version without your prior approval. We may not print your name on sensitive personal articles and in rare cases we may change names to protect individuals' identities.
All materials submitted become the property of Steampunk Chronicles. By submitting your work to us, you are giving Steampunk Chronicles and its partners, affiliates and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including all print, electronic and online media. Steampunk Chronicles may edit or abridge your work at its sole discretion. Steampunk Chronicles is copyrighted by Spempunk Chronicles. However, all individual contributors to Steampunk Chronicles retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Submitting Art and Photographs
You must include your legal name, email address, city/state/zip, and contact number on each submission. If possible, indicate what pen name or character name you wish to publish as. If submitting Offline, include all the information in the body of the email.
All submitted work is digital. We cannot accept physical art offline, but we are happy to publish a clear photograph or stream the submitted video of your work. Be sure to clearly label all artistic work by medium. Be sure to include a title. In the case of photography, be sure to include as much information as possible about the credits of the photography including, but not limited to, photographer, model, costumer, and maker (if any other than yourself apply).
You can email your art and photography to Media@steampunkchronicle.com. To send artwork or photographs by email attachment, scan items as a greyscale, line art or color file (preferably color) of at least 200 dpi and smaller than 10mb when saved. Do not scan as a halftone. Save all items as a JPEG (.jpg), GIF or PNG file, before sending as an attachment.
Do not send a version of someone else's work, or drawing of a copyrighted character, like Batman or Disney’s Mechanical Kingdom characters. Unique Steampunk-inspired versions of existing copyrighted characters should the following text “This is an original work by [Name], based on …” include the name of the Original Character, along with the owner of the copyright credit attached as part of the submission. (i.e. A photograph submission of a Steampunk Batman outfit should be submitted with the information of the photographer, model, and maker, along with the additional text “This is an original work by [___], based on Batman, created by Bob Kane, copyright DC Comics.”
Email art and photographs to Media@steampunkchronicle.com.
Email any questions about the best way to send art submissions to Media@steampunkchronicle.com.

Submitting Videos
Email all video submissions to Media@steampunkchronicle.com.
The only formats we accept are .SWF, .MOV, .AVI, .MPEG, and .WMV.
Your video can be no longer than 2 minutes.
You must include your legal name, email address, city/state/zip, and contact number on each submission. If possible, indicate what pen name or character name you wish to publish as. If submitting Offline, include all the information in the body of the email.
In the subject line of your email include a title and identify the genre of your work as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, review, trailer, music video, etc. (Example: My Video Title - musical).
Include the following originality statement in the body of your email: "This will certify that the attached work is completely original," followed by your full name to affirm this is your work.
Video submissions must not contain someone else's or copyrighted work, such as music videos or movie clips. There is no exception to this policy. 
If your video is selected, you will be recognized in Steampunk Chronicles’ online magazine and published on our website. You can check out our current videos at [INSERT LINK HERE].
Email any questions about submitting your video to Media@steampunkchronicle.com.

For Steampunk Chronicles Writing Contests: Follow the guidelines for submitting written work to Steampunk Chronicles. All work will be considered for publication and the contests.