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Opulent Syntax: Irish Speculative Fiction
Neon Hemlock Press

Limited Demographic: writers living in Ireland and Irish writers abroad

The anthology will include short stories of speculative fiction from writers living in Ireland and Irish writers abroad. We’re particularly interested in stories that explore rich, varied and nuanced understandings of gender, family and ethnicity.

stories of speculative fiction that explore the breadth of Irish identity, including immigrant or Irish Traveller/Mincéir narratives and queer/trans narratives. We’re open to work of any genre that has a speculative aspect at its core, including fantasy, horror, science fiction, narrative hybrids, the weird, slipstream, utopian/dystopian, alternate history and other less definable genres.. Stories set outside of Ireland should be concerned with some aspect of Irish experience.

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Market Genres
Alternate History
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
8 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 120 days

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Listing added: 12 May 2021

Last officially checked: 9 February 2023

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