Murdaland 0

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We're looking for well written, finely crafted tales of crime, dissipation, violence, dread, lust, greed and all manner of mayhem. We prefer fiction rooted in psychological realities (believable characters, motivation, reactions) and a specific credible milieu. It needn't be a traditional crime fiction milieu. We'd be happy to read a tale of unrequited lust, looming credit card bills and festering rage among the employees of a suburban Iowa T.G.I.Fridays that percolated to a point of bloody doom. But it should be real. The setting specific and credible. The people human. No one too cool. No super villains. Avoid clichés. In writing. In character. In plot. This cannot be stressed enough: AVOID CLICHÉS!

Country of Publication

United States



Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Closed

Mystery/Crime Mystery/Crime
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/Thriller
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 20 Feb 2007

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