Monday, January 2, 2017

Crime Fiction Market Roundup for 2016 - New Markets

And now for the good news - the new markets that have hit the virtual streets this year.  We lost more than we gained but with any luck this year will be better.

Gamut Magazine opened this year and usually have so many submissions that they close the window within 24 hours of opening on the first of each month.  They are a pro-paying market.

Switchblade opened for submissions late in the year.  They've published their lineup for the first issue which is due in March.  This is a non-paying market.

Occult Detective Quarterly opened for submissions, selected their stories, but haven't yet published their first issue.  Payment here is 1cent a word for original work and $25 for reprints.

DeadLights Magazine is a horror magazine but noir crime stories can be an excellent fit.  Submissions for the next issue open on January 15.  They pay $10 to $50 depending on length.

Crimson Streets is a modern pulp market.  They publish online.  They pay 1cent a word.

The Norwegian American is an online newspaper that opened for short mystery fiction last year.  They pay a flat rate of $50.

Dark City Soul opened late last year.  They've only posted a few stories so far but hopefully they'll keep going.  They pay $5 per story.

And finally the beloved Plots With Guns made a return to the virtual streets last Fall.  They pay $10.


7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Happy new year & thank you, Sandra, for all you do! Appreciate the good & even the not so good news in the next paragraph.

F.T. Bradley said...

Happy New Year! This post came at a perfect time (saw it on SMFS loop) for me, as I'm trying to write and submit more short fiction this year. Many thanks!

sandra seamans said...

Good luck to both of you with your submissions. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Sandra,

Certainly not the first time I have YOU to thank for alerting me to open submissions. This particular occasion, it was a successful submit to Switchblade. I've said it before but it can't be stated enough - you do an invaluable service to the writing community here MLC. Thank you once again and I hope you have a very good 2017.
-Jim Wilsky

sandra seamans said...

Congratulations, Jim!

Leroy Vaughn said...

Thanks again Sandra. Congratulations to Jim Wilsky and Paul D. Brazil for the stories accepted by Switchblade.

Leroy Vaughn said...

Thanks again Sandra. Congratulations to Jim Wilsky and Paul D. Brazil for the stories accepted by Switchblade.