Short fiction for Retropunks

98 – The Pinch by M.A. Smith

Sometimes you pick the wrong pigeon. Daren Callow narrates.


Author M. A. Smith writes from Gloucestershire, UK, where she lives with her family.  Her fiction has appeared in magazines including Mythic, Gathering Storm and Dark Moon Digest,and her novella Severance was published by Fantasia Divinity.  Find out more at

Narrator Daren Callow is a writer, voice actor and musician who is based in Hove on the south coast of the United Kingdom, a medium-sized cannon shot from the English Channel. As an actor, as well as (seemingly endless) live performances of Tales Of New Albion stories and plays, Daren has also lent his voice to Brighton Theatre of The Air and 2 Bit Productions audio dramas, he also finds time to record his own steampunk podcast (also entitled Tales Of New Albion) featuring original comedy material voiced by a cast of thousands (approx.) and readings of his sci-fi stories.


Tick Tock Tick Tock Quarantine Time by WinnieTheMoog

Bass Walker by Kevin MacLeod

Covert Affair by Kevin MacLeod

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Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Submission Mini-Window Opening (Fairy Tales)

We will be open for punk’d fairy tales 7-14 October, 2020. We want them singularly grim and fractured. Do your worst.

DO NOT SEND variations of the following: Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Wizard of Oz, Pied Piper, Coppelia, or Pinocchio.

Manuscripts that do not appear to be related to some kind of fairy tale will be automatically rejected. We will read previous rejections which were on topic.

Please read the guidelines before submitting.

97 – Dorothea Defies Convention by A.J. Brennan


Sending a woman to war is most unconventional. Sending a hedgewitch, even more so. Jasmine Arch narrates.

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96 – The Night Bazaar by Shaun van Rensburg

Two misfit kids explore a mysterious market. Nat Titman narrates.


Author Shaun van Rensburg is currently studying creative writing at the University of South Africa. He has a strong interest in the fantastic and feels that monsters are usually misunderstood.

Narrator Nat Titman is an amateur illustrator, singer, songwriter, storyteller, lapsed podcaster, occasional public speaker and full-time IT professional based in Nottingham UK. Their band’s debut album Going through Changes is an eclectic mix of folk and synthpop, inspired by life’s struggles and the fantasy fiction that gets us through them. Find Nat on Twitter at @quarridors or find their creative works at

Music and Soundscapes:

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Waterkeep Night, Desert Bazaar, March of the Faithful by Tabletop Sound

Martini with Dean by Matthew Creid/(

Curiosities #7 is here


Our latest steampunk themed issue is now on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle. Cover art by Tracy Whiteside, which perfectly captured the melancholy of the Spring quarantine. You’ll get thirteen stories, each gorgeously illustrated by Martini Discovolante, and featuring an interview with the sassy Gwen Katz. Machines, mayhem, and mannerly magicks await! Buy your copy today!


Submission Window Opening


We will be reading your manuscripts 1-31 August, 2020. Please read the guidelines before submitting. This is a general call, but we do want to fill the next horror-themed issue on this session.

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