Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear Steampunk Writing Contest

Posted July 3, 2012 by Sara 7 Comments

In honor of our July Book of the Month, Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear, we’re hosting a Steampunk-a-licious writing contest!

The Contest

We love how Suzanne Lazear combined other genres with Steampunk for her debut novel, Innocent Darkness. So for our writing contest this month, we want you to combine your own favorite genre with Steampunk for a piece of flash fiction.

Take elements of any genre of your choice and combine it with Steampunk to write a 250-500 word piece of flash fiction – OR write a 250-500 word beginning of a longer story. (But please, ONLY submit 25o-500 words for this contest!)

Use the Novel Novice + Innocent Darkness Steampunk Writing Contest Entry Form to submit your piece.

Need tips on Steampunk? We’ll be featuring information about the genre throughout the coming weeks. (Plus, check out tips at STEAMED!, the blog Suzanne contributes to.)

The Prize

Courtesy of Suzanne herself, we’re offering up a finished copy of Innocent Darkness to one (1) lucky winner!

The Rules

  • One entry per person
  • Entries must be 250-500 words
  • Use proper grammar & spelling
  • U.S. only
  • Use the entry form

The Deadline

All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Tuesday, July 31st.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply.


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7 responses to “Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear Steampunk Writing Contest

  1. Bother, bother, bother. I have written two stories and now I don’t know which one to submit. One is kind of creepy and the other is kind of silly, and my siblings are all arguing over which one is better. 😛

  2. Stephanie Parke

    What a fun genre to write, I have never written any steampunk before. I loved it. I submitted mine and can’t wait to see who wins.

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