The Graphite Chain

  A group of those who love to write. This is a great place to share and post your work, get critique, and inspire others as well as be inspired.  

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What qualifies as steampunk writing?

Started by Arabella Porter Jul 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Steampunk comes with all kinds of variations that can create very controversial,"is this really steampunk?"sort of views. For some, the aesthetic of gears and brass for enough, but for others, such…Continue

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Corner of Recommendation

Started by Arabella Porter Feb 15, 2013. 0 Replies

Ladies and Gentlemen,   This is a discussion for the moment when you finish reading an amazing piece and absolutely, positively can't bottle up how you feel about it. share your thoughts on a really…Continue

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Writer's Block

Started by Arabella Porter. Last reply by Ezra Yesterday Feb 9, 2013. 3 Replies

 Ladies and Gentlemen,    No one likes writer's block. I believe that we can all agree on this, yes? Although we wish this terrible disease did not exist, there is no vaccine. However, there are…Continue

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Comment by Ezra Yesterday on January 24, 2014 at 9:29pm

So, it turns out they DID take my steampunk zombie story, The Death Barron [by my other pen name J. A. Ryker.] in The Confederacy Of Steam Vs Zombies.

Comment by Ezra Yesterday on April 4, 2013 at 10:44pm

Well, I did manage to finish a story for the Steam/ Zombie anthology below and actually submitted it for publication. Now I just have to wait until the end of August to hear if they picked it or not.


Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else from here had sent one in?

Comment by Arabella Porter on February 10, 2013 at 6:54pm

That sounds awesome Ezra. Thank you for sharing this. I encourage all to give it a try, see where it takes them.

Comment by Ezra Yesterday on February 10, 2013 at 2:00pm

When we were searching the name Confederation of Steam to make sure there wasn't a book, site or game already using it, I came across this link to a Steampunk themed writing contest.

I think I may write something up for it, and thought I would pass it on in case anyone here would like to give it a try.

From the website:

The Confederacy of Steam is a worldwide organization, based in America, whose main purpose is to wipe out the zombie plague, wherever it may strike. Young Doctor Orloff, along with his Zombie Extermination team is the inventor, fabricator and technician of the Confederacy.

Your tale may take place anywhere in the world and in any period of time, from the Victorian era to present day, so long as the world you create is an extrapolated steam-driven world, with the concepts of steampunk intact, and you base your story around expeditions of the Confederacy and its members battling the threat of the zombie plague. It can be scientifiction, adventure, romance, fantasy, whatever genre you like, provided they follow the guidelines of our little world, an uncertain future, where the aesthetics and ethics of Victorian society are combined with advanced steam-powered technology.

 For the full description, and submission guidelines, click:

The Confederacy of Steam vs. Zombies



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