Edited by Liz Grzyb

Combines the fun and irreverence of steampunk fiction with an element of romance.

Publication date: April 2014

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We are thrilled to reveal the cover of the forthcoming steampunk romance anthology Kisses by Clockwork, edited by Liz Grzyb.

Kisses by Clockwork features 16 incredible stories of steampunk and romance.

Putting the steamy back into steampunk.

You can pre-order Kisses by Clockwork at indiebooksonline.com


We'll be launching in June. Stay tuned!


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We're incredibly pleased to start 2014 by announcing the contents for our forthcoming steampunk romance anthology Kisses by Clockwork. Edited by Liz Grzyb, Kisses by Clockwork will be published in April.

Contributing to its 105,000 words are

  • Marilag Angway, "Smuggler's Deal"
  • Cherith Baldry, "The Venetian Cat"
  • Gio Clairval, "The Writing Cembalo"
  • M L D Curelas, "Ironclad"
  • Ray Dean, "Practically Perfect"
  • Stephanie Gunn, "Escapement"
  • Richard Harland, "The Kiss of Reba Maul"
  • Rebecca Harwell, "Love in the Time of Clockwork Horses"
  • Faith Mudge, "Descension"
  • Nicole Murphy, "The Wild Colonial Clockwork Boy"
  • Katrina Nicholson, "Lady Presto Magnifico and the Disappearing Glass Ceiling"
  • Anthony Panegyres, "The Tic-Toc Boy of Constantinople"
  • Amanda Pillar, "A Clockwork Heart"
  • Angela Rega, "The Law of Love"
  • Carol Ryles, "Siri and the Chaos-Maker"
  • DC White, "South, to Glory"

Congratulations to all of the above writers. Liz had an incredible challenge finalising these stories from a shortlist of almost twice this.

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Ticonderoga Publications is opening the reading period for a new themed anthology. This anthology, with the working title Kisses by Clockwork, will combine the fun and irreverence of steampunk fiction with an element of romance. There might be stories of airships, gaslight romance, retro-futurism, post-apocalyptic steam-powered cities, analytical engines or neo-Victorian ladies and gentlemen.

The relationship/s in the stories should have an emphasis on romance rather than erotica, but well-placed steamy scenes necessary for the plot are of course, acceptable.

The anthology will be edited by Liz Grzyb (Scary Kisses, More Scary Kisses, Damnation & Dames, Dreaming of Djinn, The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 and 2011) and will be published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2014.

Submission guidelines

Send me your best romantic steampunk story.

  1. Story length 2,000 to 7,500 words. (Longer stories may be accepted, although payment is capped at 7,500).
  2. Original stories only: no reprints, multiple, or simultaneous submissions.
  3. Stories may be submitted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in .doc or .rtf format.
  4. Manuscript format: double spaced, large margins, Times New Roman font, Australian English spelling.
  5. Submissions period open: 1 April-15 October 2013.
  6. Payment: 2 copies of anthology and Aus 2.5 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $187.50) on publication.
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