It's that time of year when I go back through the posts and do a year end round up of markets that have come and gone during the past year. For this I stick basically to the crime genre because, well, that's where this blog got started. While I post other markets this is primarily a spot for crime fiction writers to find markets.
Here's the markets that I consider dead or have announced that they're closed:
Powder Burn Flash, Darkest Before the Dawn, and Fire on the Plains haven't posted any new stories in over a year.
Thrillers, Killers, and Chillers closed their doors.
Burnt Bridge and Blood and Tacos have decided to focus on novellas instead of short stories.
After two years The Malfeasance Occasional finally published their first issue "Girl Trouble", but haven't reopened to submissions.
Out of the Gutter online opened last year for fiction. They're still accepting flash but have closed down the Bare Knuckles Pulp section of their submissions.
The Case Files, The Hard-Boiled Dimension, and The Garrote all placed a call for submissions to their new zines, but never opened. The Hard-Boiled Dimension was the only one good enough to announce they were shutting down.
On the iffy side is White Cat Publications. This year they announced six new zines, called for submissions, but none of them seems to have made it to the publisher. I've heard several complaints from writers that they've never received responses to their submissions.
Also iffy is Grift. They're still posting a few non-fiction pieces online, but the print magazine and the online flash fiction aren't being published.
Also in the sketching column are quarterly ezines Plots With Guns and Mysterical E, both of which only published two issues this year.
Comets and Criminals didn't publish anything for a year and then announced this fall that they were open for reprints but I'm still not seeing any signs of life.