This call came through the SMFS this afternoon and I have permission from the editor to post the call for anyone who's interested.
An Anthology of Cozy- Noir Fiction
The submission period is now open and will remain open through June
For this anthology, we're seeking stories in the 2500 to 7500 word
range, though if it's knockout material, we'll consider any length.
eBook versions for every major platform will be released with POD
paperback copies available through a distributor.
Each author will receive royalty payments in an equal share between
the other authors and the editor.
Submissions will be accepted through midnight (PDT) June 30th. Each
story will be read by the editorial team, and all authors will
receive a reply by August 15th. The anthology will contain between
twelve and twenty stories, depending on the overall length.
We will only accept MS Word .doc and .docx files. Submissions must
be in proper manuscript format.
Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please leave "Submission-" in your subject line and add the name of
And here is Andrew's definition of cozy noir for those unsure of what exactly he's asking for:
Cozy-Noir is the melding of two genres. Cozy, in the sense of a
or other setting which is of interest to the reader, most violence
off stage, there is a cast of secondary characters who the readers
to like, and the murder victim is rarely someone for whom anyone
weep. Noir, because desperate characters commit desperate acts and