Friday, April 18, 2014

Anthology Call for Cozy-Noir Fiction

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 30th.

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 submissions@darkhousebooks.com.
Please leave "Submission-" in your subject line and add the name of your story

Andrew MacRae

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 location
or other setting which is of interest to the reader, most violence occurs
off stage, there is a cast of secondary characters who the readers come
to like, and the murder victim is rarely someone for whom anyone would
weep. Noir, because desperate characters commit desperate acts and deadly
consequences ensue.

4 comments:

Aaron Ure said...

Thank you Sandra

I will be working on this today.

Aaron Ure

sandra seamans said...

Good luck, Aaron, and welcome to the Corner!

Jane said...

Thanks for posting this -- I have something already in the cooker. Just needs a bit of tweaking.

sandra seamans said...

Only five days left, Jane, better hurry :) And welcome to the Corner!