For the past couple of years I've been posting up the annual market openings and closing for those writing in the mystery/crime genres. These are the straight up crime markets and markets that take crime fiction. And so here's the list of closed markets for 2014.
The magazines and ezines that have shuttered their doors:
Thrills, Kills, 'n' Chaos
Plots With Guns
Beat the Dust
The Fog Horn
Presses that published novellas/novels:
Full Dark City Press
Exhibit A Books
Dutton Guilt Edge
And on our iffy list:
Red Penny Papers - There's been nothing new here since April
Plan B - They've been closed for submissions since April and had an unsuccessful fund drive.
Bourbon Penn - Published only one issue this year
Blank Fiction - While this is still a viable market they now charge a $2.00 reading fee
Shine Your Darkness: A Noir Initiative - This is a new market that published one issue, posted the theme for a second but hasn't published that or posted the promised December 1 theme.
Grift - This was on my iffy list last year also. This year they called for flash but never published any and in July posted a call for a third print issue that hasn't been published yet.
Pulpwood Fiction - Opened this year but has been pretty hit or miss with their postings.