Rococoa2016 will be the year of Rococoa with the release of the first anthology from ROARING LIONS PRODUCTIONS!

Where Sword and Soul ends and before Steamfunk begins, there is the Age of Spring Technology and Clockwork.

RococoaThink Three Finger’d Jack; the pirate, Black Caesar; and the Haitian Revolution. Think the Black Count, Nat Turner, and the Stono Rebellion…that is Rococoa!

Time for those stories to be told, y’all! What say you authors? Are you in?

If so, Roaring Lions Productions is seeking completed stories between 2,000 and 10,000 words.

Writers will be paid $25.00 upon release of the anthology.

Each story will have an attached illustration, in addition to the stunning cover!

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2015.

Release will be in e-book and paperback formats.

Here are the Submission Guidelines:


  1. Submissions must be set between the latter part of the Renaissance Period (1600s) and the end of the Age of Enlightenment (1780s).
  2. The story can be set anywhere in the world.
  3. Technology is a combination of mundane technology of the era and retrofuturistic sun, water, or spring powered gear device (i.e. “clock”) technology.
  4. Magic and mysticism are acceptable.
  5. The main character should be of African descent / Black.
  6. Submissions must be double-spaced, in 12-Point Times New Roman or Courier Font.
  7. Include a cover page, with your legal name, pen name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
  8. Send to


About Balogun

Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link, Rite of Passage: Initiation and Rite of Passage: The Dentist of Westminster. He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction – and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general, at He is author of eight novels – the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; a Fight Fiction, New Pulp novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe and the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk. Finally, Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage, which he wrote based on the short story, Rite of Passage, by author Milton Davis and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo. You can reach him on Facebook at; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at

14 responses »

  1. Wow. These are gorgeous illustrations and images!

  2. Reblogged this on adaratrosclair and commented:
    I have to think of something in order to be a part of this greatness! Eeeeek! XD

  3. Reblogged this on Tasha L. Harrison and commented:
    This anthology sounds AMAZING!

  4. Fujimoto says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun. I would like to give this a shot. The world definitely needs more rococoa.

  5. Saraquill says:

    Would Rococoa biopunk be acceptable? I think a doctor or botanist would be a fascinating character to write about.

  6. Reblogged this on by F. Okoye and commented:
    I’ve been taking a break from the novel to work on some smaller writing projects so it’s quite providential to hear about this brilliant writing opportunity.

    Spread the word and show some love!

  7. […] began as a call for stories for an anthology that would introduce the genre of Rococoa – the bridge between Sword & […]

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