Patti was asking about Orchard Press Mysteries in the comments of the last post and I have to admit that I'd forgotten about them as a market. Back about four or five years ago, OPM published a lot of short mysteries from SMFS writers, that's when I first heard about them. They were, I believe, a print paying market and also hosted contests. When they switched to zine format and stopped paying, nobody mentioned them as much and I completely forgot about them.
They're still a non-paying market but they do publish mysteries, poetry and other types of stories. But, you have to query first on their site query form. Probably the reason I forgot about them, because I hate to query short stories. First, I find it difficult to break a story down to one or two sentences and how can you explain a story without giving it away? But that's just me, for those who don't mind doing a query I'll post the market in the zine column. They've been around a long time and their stories are current so I'd say they're a viable market for those who are interested.
I also discovered that Mystery Dawg has moved Darkest Before the Dawn to a new format and a new url. Hat tip to Keith Rawson for the news. I was wondering why there'd been no new stories.
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend, I know I did. I spent today doing my taxes and have them all ready to pop in tomorrow's mail. I hate giving the government our money before I absolutely have to.