Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Roundup of New Crime Markets

And now for the good news on the crime fiction scene.  All Due Respect magazine became a MWA approved market and have expanded into a press that publishes novellas.  And Pulp Modern has announced that they're now a paying market (token).  And our list of new markets:

New magazine.ezine markets:

Pulp Core - A German market that pays $20 per story.
Betty Fedora - Pays one copy for the print issue.  They'll also be publishing stories online (non-paying).
Dead Gun Press - Publishes anthologies, novellas, and will open submissions for a new print magazine in January.  Mostly a non-paying market.
Dark Corners - This is a non-paying market with their first issue now available.
Jack Hardway's Crime Magazine - This is a non-paying market with the first issue already live and the second ready to go on January 1.
Prose 'n' Cons - This market publishes both fiction and non-fiction.  Pay varies depending on length.
Akashic Books - This market opened to online flash fiction last year and added another category this year.  This is a non-paying market.
Crooked Holster - Just opened for submissions this month so no new issues yet.  This is a non-paying market.
Onyx Neon Shorts - Is looking for shorts of 5000 to 15,000 words for ebook formats and pays a 50% royalty split.
Dark House Books - Various anthology calls in several genres but tends toward crime fiction.

Presses looking for novella length fiction:

280 Press
#13 Press
One Eye Press - While they publish individual novellas they also have several magzines and one anthology call a year.
Brash Books - Okay this is a new ebbok market for novels but hey, they're new this year and worth a try.

And that's our roundup for 2014.  A pretty good year as we've added more paying markets and seem to have more new than we've lost this year.  If I've missed anything please feel free to add them in the comments.


pattinase (abbott) said...

thanks for all your hard work on this. Thanks to your blog I submitted and got a story accepted at Betty Fedora. I won't name the ones where I didn't.

sandra seamans said...

Congratulations, Patti!

Peter DiChellis said...

Thank you for these. Always great to see new markets.

sandra seamans said...

Yes, it's been a good year for new crime markets and many of them paying.

Bobbi A. Chukran, Author said...

Thanks, Sandra. I was disappointed that Betty Fedora won't be out until winter of 2015 and is closed for subs now. Still, I love the idea behind it. It's about time! :-)

Bobbi A. Chukran, Author said...

Oh, sorry-just noticed that the website apparently is published more often. So I guess subs for that one are still open?

sandra seamans said...

No, subs are closed until March according to the website, Bobbi. I'm pretty sure that winter 2015 means January.

And yes, I'm hoping this will be a good market for crime stories