Illustration by Karen Vaughan

We’re seeking stories about Dublin superheroes that we can publish in the Christmas fiction issue of Dublin Inquirer.

Feel free to interpret the theme as loosely as you’d like.

Your story can be about someone with actual superpowers, or someone who believes she or he has superpowers but doesn’t, or someone who’s a perfectly normal, non-deluded human person just trying to do fantastic stuff.

However, it must be set in Dublin and it must be fiction. If it’s a short story, it should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. If it’s illustrated, it can have fewer words.

If we decide your story is what we’re looking for, and you’re kind enough to let us publish it, we’ll pay you at least €75. (We’re seeking additional funding for this project, and if we get it, we’ll increase this fee.)

The deadline for submissions is 14 November. Please send your stories to with the words “Dublin Superhero” in the subject line. We’re not fussy about formatting. Do it however you want.

We can’t wait to read your stories. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.

—Lois Kapila and Sam Tranum

Lois Kapila is Dublin Inquirer's editor and general-assignment reporter. Want to share a comment or a tip with her? Send an email to her at

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