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.
"If you do another one of these, I'd be interested in adding a story"
my crystal ball says, there will be a DPES3 in dec of 2014. you are more than welcome to join in on the fun.
the DPES2 is almost out the door.
Really? There will be another anthology in Dicember?
Then I may have a story for that, too :-)
So exciting! John, thanks again for pulling this project together. I'm looking forward to DPES2:)
Audio recordings are scheduled for March; I've got voice talent lined up for authors who opted in, having their story read by Coffee Contrails folk.
Have a fabulous day~ Anita
we're doing a little last minute editing on a couple of stories, then we are ready to launch. i'd like to start uploading the DPES2 on the ebookstores 1 march, so let's do what ever we can do behind the scenes to make that happen.
while we are waiting for the final wrap ups, i'm going to send out a beta for the rest of the team. basically i need you to verify that i have all of your most current stories in the beta, and i'd like you to check your blurbs, and bios etc. we've come this far, we don't want to trip over the finish line, right? ha ha.
i will send a beta out late tonight / early tomorrow.
keep and eye on your email.
for those who may follow this thread in the future, the DPES2 is live...