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Our 2021 Anthologies


Untitled Steampunk Anthology


2021 Anthologies

Midnight Tide Publishing will be releasing two open-submission anthologies in 2021!

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Word Count: 5,000 - 20,000

Submission date: July 5th, 2021

Publication date: October 4th, 2021

Love Steampunk? So do we. That's why for this anthology It's focusing on all things steampunk. There is no specific theme here. Have fun with it!

What is Steampunk? Think of a re-imagined 1800s using steam-powered technology! Gears, goggles, gas lamps, technology that seems feasible for the 1800s, but is advanced for its time. Corsets, courtship, exploration, adventure... We want to see bustles, parasols, cravats, and top hats at tea… but most of all we want those engaging stories, the dark, problematic side of the Victoria era. What kind of social restraints are there? What about technology, science, life in general?

There is no limitation on this. As long as it is steampunk, it’s golden! It can be a fairytale retelling or an original piece. Get creative!

We would love to see a diverse collection when it comes to the races, genders and sexualities of the characters within them.

10 amazing stories will be selected for this collection.


Submission Requirements

  • All stories submitted must be Young Adult, New Adult or Adult meaning the lead character must be between 15+ years old. Please pay attention to each anthology listing, as it will have age requirements per anthology listed.

  • All manuscripts must be polished and edited when you submit it. Typos are one thing, but plot holes, grammatical errors, and overall issues will be rejected. If for some reason you're in need of developmental help, please shoot us another e-mail and we'd be more than happy to point you in the right direction for some amazing editors.

  • We do love romance, dark twists, and even some love scenes, but please absolutely no erotica.

  • All authors who are accepted into the anthology must agree to pay 50$. This fee goes toward the cover and any/all marketing that goes into production.

  • Deadlines are final. If you don't meet the deadline you won't be allowed in. There will be no reimbursements, either.

  • Submissions are open to debut authors and established authors. 


Submissions must not have been previously published, including Wattpad, Radish, personal sites or blog.

Stories will be exclusive to the anthology for three months.

Keep in mind, your stories will remain inside the anthology indefinitely, and distributed wide, meaning they cannot ever be in Kindle Unlimited.

After three months, you're more than welcome to publish your story with a new cover.


What We Provide

  • Covers, Formatting, Marketing, and ARC distribution. 

  • Proofreading. MTP has an amazing team who will be reading through the entire anthology.

  • Release Day Broadcasts. Each release day we'll host a virtual party, celebrating all of our authors and their stories. It isn't mandatory to join, but it is fun!

  • Promotional graphics for teasers, cover reveals, and release day.


Time to submit?

  • Email us at with the following information:

  • First and last name:

  • Author name:

  • Author website:

  • Have you been published before? If so, please share your Amazon page with us:

  • What Anthology are you submitting to?

  • Title of story:

  • What is your story about?

  • Are you willing to pitch in with marketing efforts?

  • Are you will to pay $50 to join the anthology to help with the cost of cover/formatting/promo design work/etc?

  • Has your story been published before (including places like Wattpad and Radish)

  • Are you comfortable with your story being exclusive to the anthology for six months?

  • What are your social media links? Please list them all.

  • Have you edited your story to the best of your ability?

  • Why should we choose you to join the anthology?

  • Anything else we should know?

  • We’re super excited to have you submit your story to us! We’ll be getting back to everyone selected within two weeks of submissions closing. At that time, we’ll send you a contract and get you inside the anthology group.

  • We can’t wait to see what you’ve created!