We publish every kind of mystery short story: the psychological suspense tale, the deductive puzzle, the private eye case-the gamut of crime and detection from the realistic (including the policeman's lot and stories of police procedure) to the more imaginative (including "locked rooms" and "impossible crimes"). We need hard-boiled stories as well as "cozies," but we are not interested in explicit sex or violence. We do not want true detective or crime stories.
Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 1941
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Published 6 x per year.
- Open to a broad Audience.
|Mystery/Crime Mystery/Crime||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Pulp, Realist.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||250 - 1,000 words.|
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 7,500 words.|
|Novelette Novelette||7,500 - 15,000 words.|
|Novella Novella||15,000 - 20,000 words.|
- We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK||Text format submissions |
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