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Luminescent Machinations: Queer Tales of Monumental Invention
Neon Hemlock Press




Description
The anthology, co-edited by Rhiannon Rasmussen and dave ring, will include queer stories of dark speculative fiction across genres featuring mechas and mechs of all stripes.

Concept: Speculative stories focusing on queerness in the darker side of science-fiction, fantasy and horror: mechs, mecha and cybernetics as both extensions and perversions of humanity.

What we want to see: Starships, piloted and unpiloted machines of war or industry, the occasional cyborg… mecha are a representation of war, of power and resistance, of transcending human limits, a representation of extension of the body itself. We are looking for stories about these machines and the people who interface with them through a queer lens, in the most inclusive definition of queer. Queer, trans, undefinable. We welcome a broad interpretation of speculative genres; give us living metal and hand-seeded starships and knights in magic-powered armor (although we emphasized science-fiction above, we love genre elements from fantasy, horror and science fiction). Throughout, we’re looking for rich, varied and nuanced understandings of gender, family and ethnicity.


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Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction

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

Short Story
1000 to 6000 words
8 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only

Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 30 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 71 | Average: 88.76 | Median: 84 | Max: 115
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
36.66% - avg 90 days
Rejected:
63.33% - avg 88 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
-

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 17 December 2021


Last officially checked: 17 December 2021


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