The competition is being run by the website Shades of Sentience. The theme is steampunk, and the stories you weave will need to represent the height of steampunk – all that is daring and unique and sweepingly epic about it. This will be the first step in a battle of the two great punk genres. Next years competition theme will be cyberpunk.
When both comps are complete they will choose a selection of stories for the next anthology. As yet unnamed, it will be a flip book with two covers – cyberpunk on one side, steampunk on the other. So this year, represent steampunk with everything you’ve got, because next year it’ll be cyberpunks turn.
The competition is only open to residents of Australia and New Zealand.
Closes 31st December 2010
Entry fee is $5.
1st Prize $200
2nd Prize $100
3rd Prize $50
More information can be found here.