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Announcing the Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase 2.

To all interested parties.

With the success of the Dieselpunk ePulp showcase it was inevitable that we make a second ebook. So now I'm officially announcing the start of DPES 2!

This announcement comes six months in advance, so I hope that gives everyone who wants in plenty of time to craft their story. If we can start collecting the stories around thanksgiving, we can publish sometime in December.

For those of you unfamiliar with the first project it's basically a group publishing / marketing experiment and anyone who wants to participle is welcome. Once it's done it will be available for free on just about every ebookstore imaginable.

The DPES1 went so smoothly we're going to approach DPES2 the same way.

Just like before i don't want to get bogged down by overcomplicated rules, but here is a framework to operate within. (For those of you who participated the first time it's basically the same drill). Ready?

** Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase 2 submission guidelines.

1 your story should be something diesel, but the individual writer gets to decides what the phrase means to them.
2 stories should be somewhere be between 4000 and 8000 words.
3 poetry is welcome
4 whatever you create, it should be complete/self-contained/stand-alone idea.
5 you are responsible for having your own work edited.
6 the individual is responsible for their own copyrights.
7 it has to be original material (as in, it can't be a Shadow reprint or a story featuring batman)
8 the stories will be put in random order in the final anthology.
9 text only
10 use your existing characters in these short stories if you want to.
11 the final will only be an ebook.
12 stories should be in English.

** What are the terms?

once the ebook is live you can't pull your stuff out, but you can publish your material wherever else you want, since you are the copyright holder.

** what is John Picha willing to put in?

- the ISBN
- the Cover
- at least one story
- make all the epub, mobi and pdf files
- publish the final on every ebookstore I have access to.
- keep everything as simple and as un-sticky as possible.
- try and wrangle another intro out of tome. ha ha.
- answer any questions as they arise.

** What are the goals?

This experiment can be for fun, but it's also a promotional space for existing series as well a tool to build dieselpunk awareness.

After each story the writer can have a promo-space to direct others to more of their work something like... "be sure to look for more "adventures of "X" on your favorite eBookstore."

I'm not too worried about making a lot of rules for this part, just think of it as an ad for yourself, just don't make to too long. ha ha.

** wrapping up

basically i hope making the DPES2 is fun a learning experience for everyone who wants to participate. At the end I'm sure we'll have an anthology we can all be proud of. I know that's what happened last time.

** How do we get started?

- If you're interested just let us know, then start writing.
- Whoever writes something that meet the guideline is in.
- There is no approval process.
- It's not a contest it's an experiment.
- Every time we need an unbiased choice I'll roll a six sided dice to decide.

If you have any questions, just let me know.

Ladies and gentlemen start your typing.

John

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Hi N.R. Grabe,

Thanks for your interest in my invitation to record stories. Sorry, I am not looking for additional voice talent at this time.

If you'd like your short story submission to DPES2 read, I'd be happy to take care of that and post to the Coffee Contrails site along with the others that have shown interest. I would just need to know if you'd like a male or female voice to read, and John P. will email me the final copy. To minimize my editing time, there may be a few SFX added to the story, but it will not be as complicated as a radio play.

In the future of Coffee Contrails, I am considering providing a recording service for self-publishing authors. I'm still looking at rates etc. That might be an outlet for your other Wild Marjoram stories/novels. If you are interested, I can log your contact information and contact you when the service is available.  

If you have any additional questions about your specific project, feel free to message me via Dieselpunk site or email me at anita.dime@flatcar6studios.com.

Thanks,

Anita

DPES2 status,

everything is coming together very nicely. great work to everyone!

john

Sweet! Can't wait! ~Anita



John Picha said:

DPES2 status,

everything is coming together very nicely. great work to everyone!

john


Fantastic!

DPES2 team,

out of curiosity, does anyone of the team have a Sony Reader?

john

Sorry, I don't have a Sony Reader to help QA. ~anita



Anita Dime said:

Hi N.R. Grabe,

Thanks for your interest in my invitation to record stories. Sorry, I am not looking for additional voice talent at this time.

If you'd like your short story submission to DPES2 read, I'd be happy to take care of that and post to the Coffee Contrails site along with the others that have shown interest. I would just need to know if you'd like a male or female voice to read, and John P. will email me the final copy. To minimize my editing time, there may be a few SFX added to the story, but it will not be as complicated as a radio play.

In the future of Coffee Contrails, I am considering providing a recording service for self-publishing authors. I'm still looking at rates etc. That might be an outlet for your other Wild Marjoram stories/novels. If you are interested, I can log your contact information and contact you when the service is available.  

If you have any additional questions about your specific project, feel free to message me via Dieselpunk site or email me at anita.dime@flatcar6studios.com.

Thanks,

Anita


I am definitely interested in this! The narrator in my story is the main character, so a male voice actor would be preferred.

Paladin~

Sure thing:) I'll request final copy from John P. and schedule your short story for recording with a male voice actor.

~Anita



Anita Dime said:

Paladin~

Sure thing:) I'll request final copy from John P. and schedule your short story for recording with a male voice actor.

~Anita

Thank you!

@ John Picha: I e-mailed you my final edits for the Rocket Molly Syndicate today. There should be no further typo's and a much improved story. Thank you, Russell Secord, for your feedback. It helped.

john t,

great work!

john

Hi John - If you do another one of these, I'd be interested in adding a story set in my "Uchronic" universe... I'll see what I can come up with.

Pete

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