And while it's always disappointing when markets close or fail to open, we've had some new markets open up. I'd also like to say that it's good to see markets that opened last year still up and running. ThugLit and The Big Click publish bi-monthly and always on time.
And the new markets that opened their doors and seem to being going strong are:
Plan B - A paying market straight mysteries.
The Midnight Diner - A Christian Horror market that accepts crime fiction
Third Flatiron Publishing - Quarterly anthologies with themes that include crime fiction.
Thrills, Kills, and Chaos - This new flash zine stepped in when Thrillers, Killers, and Chillers closed their doors.
Noir Riot - This is a new print magazine published by Out of the Gutter books. This is not a regular market as they only publish every other year to coincide with Noir Con.
Akashic Books - Known for their Noir Series of anthologies they now publish flash fiction three days a week on their website. While it's non-paying, it's a good way for the publisher to get to know your work.
Blank Fiction - They bill themselves as a literary zine but they are currently putting together a noir issue. This is a quarterly market with themes and open to all genres.
Fiction Vale - A new quarterly that has one issue under their belts and others filled and on the way. They're also open to all genres.
Pulp Modern has changed it's format to themed issues and will publish quarterly. And All Due Respect has switched from an online format to both print and e-book quarterly.
You'll find links to most of these markets over there on the right and many more markets that are open to crime fiction as well. Happy writing in the New Year!