This call came through the SMFS board from Darkhouse Books editor Andrew MacRae:
Call for Submissions - Destination: Mystery!
An Anthology of Destination Mysteries
Darkhouse Books is seeking stories for “Destination: Mystery”. A
collection of mystery and crime stories set in locations popular for
We are looking for stories residing on the cozy side and that
highlight the attraction and appeal of the setting – though please,
no puff-pieces. We prefer stories with locations where average
people vacation, including sandy resorts along Lake Michigan, log
cabin lodges in the Adirondacks, quaint, coastal towns on any coast,
and legions of other places forever enshrined in generations of
family photo albums. Since we want the locations to be recognizable,
stories should not be set prior to mid-twentieth century.
The submission period is now open and will remain open through
11:59pm (PST), March 31st, 2015.
We are seeking stories in the 2500 to 7500 word range, though if
it’s truly knockout material, we’ll consider any length.
The anthology will contain between twelve and twenty stories,
depending on the overall length. Authors will share equally fifty
percent of royalties received.
We accept MS Word .doc and .docx files. Submissions must be in
standard manuscript format. Links to formatting guides are available
Previously published work will be considered, provided the author
has the power to grant us the right to publish in ebook, audio, and
print versions, and that it has not been available elsewhere more
recently than January 1st, 2014.
Submissions may be sent to submissions (at) darkhousebooks (dot) com.
Please leave “Submission-Destination-“ in the subject line and add
the name of your story.