Our magazine is packed with original mystery short stories varying from short-shorts to novellas. You will find every type of mystery fiction from classic whodunits to hardboiled tales to suspense, and everything in between! Each issue is packed with the best mystery has to offer. Plus you'll enjoy author interviews, writing contests, and our "Mystery Classic" — an outstanding tale from the genre's past.
Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 1956
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Published 6 x per year.
We are interested in nearly every kind of mystery: stories of detection of the classic kind, police procedurals, private eye tales, suspense, courtroom dramas, stories of espionage, and so on. We ask only that the story be about a crime (or the threat or fear of one). We sometimes accept ghost stories or supernatural tales, but those also should involve a crime.
|Mystery/Crime Mystery/Crime||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Crime, Police Procedural, Private Investigator, Supernatural.|
|Suspense/Thriller Suspense/Thriller||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Crime, Espionage.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Up to 1,000 words.|
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 7,500 words.|
|Novelette Novelette||7,500 - 12,000 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|| OK|| No|| Unknown||Text format submissions |
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