The holiday steampunk collection announced!


I was reminded that I didn’t announce the authors and their novellas that were selected to be in our 2011 steampunk holiday collection, releasing December 2011. The call for submission, which went out this spring, was the only such themed call we’ve done to date. It’s been asked if we plan to do more, and right now the answer is probably not more than once a year. For now, we’ll keep the majority of the collections/anthologies we do by-invitation-only, with the possible exception of one a year.

The steampunk holiday call was highly successful for us. Not only did we acquire four novellas for the holiday collection, but we also acquired five others, for release in 2012, and sent out revise and resubmits for an additional three! The calibre of the submissions, as you might tell from just those numbers, was outstanding and incredible. Thank you to everyone who submitted!

With that said, I offer my congratulations to these for authors, who will appear in the 2011 steampunk holiday collection, and will have their novellas release both separately and as a bundle. We welcome two new-to-Carina authors, and two returning Carina authors.

Far From Broken by J.K. Coi

Untitled steampunk novella (set in Australia!) by Jenny Schwartz

Untitled steampunk novella by Stacy Gail

This Winter Heart by PG Forte

As a point of interest, our other two holiday collections, which were by-invitation-only will include:

Josh Lanyon, K.A. Mitchell, Harper Fox and Ava March in a collection of m/m romance tales.

Jaci Burton, Alison Kent, HelenKay Dimon and Shannon Stacey in a contemporary romance collection.

You can purchase all three of these collections, or the individual novellas, on December 5, 2011!

8 thoughts on “The holiday steampunk collection announced!”

  1. I’ve been ridiculously excited to read the steampunk holiday collection since you first announced the call. Maybe because they’ll be something I’ve never read before? I’ve read some steampunk since Meljean hooked me and I have LONG been addicted to Christmas stories, so this fresh and new mash-up of the two seriously intrigues me.

    Is it December yet?

  2. Oops.


  3. Karen C. says:

    I’ve never read steampunk before(and actually had to look it up to see what it was! – I know – where have I been?), so this collection might just be the place to start. Also looking forward to the collection by Jaci, Alison, HelenKay, and Shannon!

    Congrats to all!!

  4. Huge congrats, ladies! This one’s an instant pre-order for me. And word has it Angela has convinced Santa to deliver digitally this year.

  5. Steampunk is on my list of things I want to read. Am struggling to keep up at the moment!!! BUt so exciting to see some familiar names there. I’m hanging out for December too (also because my book releases then :) ). How very privileged to be asked to contribute to a special anthology. I’ve read some of the authors listed but will add the rest to my LONG list too because you all must be very good. HUGE congrats to all of you!

  6. Congrats, everyone! I can’t believe I’ve snuck into such amazing company — Christmas came early this year!

    Speaking of Christmas, novellas are going to be the perfect length to snatch some time out in front of the air conditioner — yep, Aussie Christmases are HOT!

  7. Stacy Gail says:

    Wheeeeeeeee, congrats everyone! *throws confetti bomb* I’m bouncing off the walls, I’m so excited!

    I’m thrilled to be in such fabulous company in the steampunk anthology, and I’m grateful to the point of boo-hooing to Carina Press for having this rare open call. Thank you Angela, and thank you, Carina Press — MWAH!


  8. PG Forte says:

    As Stacy and Jenny have already said, I’m thrilled to be in such great company and still so amazed to have had my story selected for this collection.

    So, congrats again to the other authors and thanks to Angela and Carina and everyone who commented…and, yeah, I can’t stop grinning. C’mon, December, hurry up and get here! lol

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