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The ideal is that of the golden age of crime fiction magazines, the 1950s, updated for the modern age. That means stories about criminals, committing crimes, their lives, their loves, their motivations. T There were many problematic attitudes and issues of the '50s, but the essence of crime storytelling that was perfected during that period hasn't changed: desperate people taking desperate actions to try and solve otherwise unsolvable problems. That's the essence of noir: we all have some sort of doom hanging over our heads, often of our own creation. In other words, we're all guilty , it's just a matter of degree.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Open to a broad Audience.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, excluding Cozy, Police Procedural.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story3,500 - 5,000 words.
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Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
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Last Updated: 08 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 06 Dec 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 May 2021

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