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Hawkshaw Press 8

A project of Devil's Party Press (see other related projects).


We are a literary small press specializing in crime and detective fiction.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Open

Open to fiction submissions through 31 December 2021 11:59 PM UTC (in 25 days). 0
Open to a broad Audience.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Crime, Detective.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Crime.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Novel Novel40,000 - 100,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. Unknown royalties.
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Hawkshaw Press Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
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AccuracyWe have received 11 reports from 11 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported18 min | 63.5 mean avg | 56.0 median | 123 max days (30.3 std dev)
Responses100.00 %
Acceptances9.09 % of submissions accepted (63.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 9.09 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections90.91 % (63.5 avg. days per rejection) | 0.0 % personal, 100.0 % form, 0.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses0 %
Never Responded-
Pending5 responses are pending (55 min | 103.6 mean avg | 126.0 median | 134 max days waiting | 37.6 std dev) from 5 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 60 days. (45.5 % of the responses reported to us for this market have taken longer than 60 days.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 21 Jul 2021.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 16 Jun 2021.

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Last Updated: 29 Jul 2021
Last Checked: 05 Dec 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 26 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 28 Jan 2021

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.