Monday, March 31, 2014

Grand Mal Press - Open for Novel Submissions

Grand Mal Press is open for novel submissions of 70,000 to 90,000 words in the genres of Horror, Sci-fi, Detective/Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, and Genre Related Humor.  They pay an advance plus royalties.  You can find the details here.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Plots With Guns - Last Call for Submissions

Just heard from Plots With Guns editor Sean O'Kane on the PWG's post from earlier this month:

"In case you haven't heard, the site is back up, and we're prepping one last, big issue! Deadline for subs is April 10. Sean O'Kane"

So if you'd like a shot at getting into the last issue of PWG you'd better hustle.  Here's the guidelines.

Hint Fiction Contest - No Fee Contest

Robert Swartwood has posted a notice that he will be hosting a fourth Hint Fiction Contest this year.  Hint fiction is "25 words for fewer that suggests a larger more complex story".  The contest opens on April 1 and ends April 30.  Submissions will be at Mr. Swartwood's website so you'll have to check back on April 1 when the contests opens.  There is no fee to enter and prizes are $100, $50, and $25 plus other gifts.

UPDATE:  April 1 - Here's the link with full guidelines and submission form.

Akashic Books - Call for Autistic Artist's Artwork

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month and the release of their book Drawing Autism Akashic Books has posted a call for artwork of all kinds from artists with Autism themselves or someone you know who is an Autistic artist.  Akashic will be showcasing the work on their website.  You can submit through Twitter, Instagram, or email.  You'll find the details here.  There is no payment.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wolf on Water Publishing - Novella Call

I ran across Wolf on Water Publishing over at Duotrope.  They're looking for novellas of 10,000 to 15,000 words in the genres of sci-fi, horror, experimental, and anything punk.  They also have a horror anthology call with the title "Specter, Shade, Visitor, Blade".  You can find the submission details for both here.

There is no mention of payment for either call so that is something you should query before proceeding.  There is also no mention of who is in charge of this enterprise but there are a few books already published (could be the owners).  My biggest concern here is that they title themselves as Wolf on Water Publishing Services so before you agree to anything be sure that you're not footing the bill.  I hate having to add cautions but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Etopia Press - Calls for 2014

Etopia Press has posted their themes and deadlines for 2014.  They're looking for novelette to novel length erotica romance in a variety of genres.  You can find the calls here.  According to their submission guidelines they pay an advance against royalties of $250 to $1,000 for erotica romance and $100 to $500 for traditional romance over 50,000 words.  They pay 40% royalties.

Upper Rubber Boot Books - Call for Speculative Short Story Reprints

Canadian Publisher Upper Rubber Boot Books is looking for reprint speculative short stories of 5000 to 20,000 words to be published as individual ebooks in their "Sole Series".  Payment is 15% royalties.  You can check out the details here

Inaccurate Realities - Call for YA Submissions

YA speculative fiction magazine Inaccurate Realities is open to submissions for the theme of Superpowers.  They need stories of 2000 to 5000 words with a deadline of May 15.  Payment is $15 to $25.  You can find the details here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Touch Point Press - Anthology Call

Touch Point Press has issued a call for a paranormal romance anthology.  They're looking for stories of 3000 to 5000 words.  While it's not a Halloween anthology, they'd like that same kind of haunting romance in your story,  The deadline is June 30 and payment is a $5 Amazon gift card plus both a print and ebook copy of the anthology.  You can find all the details here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Patti Abbott - New Flash Challenge

Patti Abbott has posted a new flash challenge.  This time the theme is "You can't lead a maybe life".  The deadline is April 24th.  You can find the details here.

North 2 South Press - Anthology Calls

North 2 South Press is a new press with two anthology calls posted.  The first is Whispers from the Past and they're looking for paranormal (scarey ghosts) stories and the deadline is August 31.  The second is Apologues' of Erotica which need erotica stories with a deadline of September 30.  Both have word counts of 750 to 5000 words.  Payment is .0050 or $10 whichever is greater, which means most everyone will be paid a flat fee of $10.  I've linked to the Whispers call and links for the other is on the left along with their submission guidelines page.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Burial Day Books - Anthology Call

Burial Day Books has issued a call for their fourth Gothic Blue Book anthology.  They're looking for supernatural stories up to 3500 words.  Be sure to read all the way through the guidelines because they have three specific items that need to be included in the story.  The deadline is August 31 and payment is $25.  Submissions are through Submittable.

Ethics in Fiction: Don't Glamorize Murder by Deborah J. Ross

Deborah J. Ross has written a very thoughtful piece on how not to glamorize murder in stories.  As crime writers we tend to drop bodies all over the place without considering the consequences to the survivors or even those doing the killing.  Some writers even enjoy pouring the blood and guts all over the page, the grosser the better.  So maybe it's time to sit back and consider writing your stories from another angle?  Food for thought.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Mystery Writing Competition - No Fee Contest

If you enjoy contests here's one for you mystery writers out there.  The Mystery Writing Competition is looking for stories up to 3500 words with a lawyer as the main character.  The judges are Lee Child, Marcia Clark, and Alafair Burke.  Prizes are $500 and online publication at the Mulholland Books website, $200, and $100.  There are no fees to enter.  The deadline is May 1.

Ruthless Peoples Magazine - Call for Flash Fiction

Ruthless People Magazine is looking for literary fiction in any genre.  They want wild, crazy, and beautiful stories up to 1000 words.  They will be publishing two stories a month and payment is $100 per story.  You can find all the details here.  This is a new market.

The Last Brother

My Uncle Rex passed away this last week.  He was the youngest of my grandparents ten children.  The baby of a large and boisterous family.  He was eighty years old and lived a full and joyful life.

One of my earliest memories of him starts with my five foot tall grandmother standing in the living room of her house beating on the ceiling with the broom handle and shouting for Rex to wake up.  Then she'd send us upstairs to get him out of bed.  But don't get too close, he comes up swinging.  So we'd stand at the end of the bed and holler until one of worked up the courage to grab the blanket and yank it off.  He’d sit up and growl until we all ran away then go back to sleep.

Rex was the quietest of the brothers.  I expect because he was twenty years younger than the oldest and most of the uncles were out on their own by the time he came along.  He was only ten when they were all off to fight in World War II.  He joined the Army when he was old enough and was stationed in post war Germany.  Always running to catch up to his big brothers.

He had a very warped sense of humor.  He’d send my sister and I up to Floyd’s ( a restaurant that sits on the edge of Route 11 and still stands today ) to buy him a pouch of Red Man Chewing Tobacco and a pack of Parodi Cigars.  With a big smile, Floyd would always ask if these were for us or Uncle Rex and we’d giggle because we all knew exactly who they were for.  I asked Uncle Rex once what the Red Man tasted like.  I loved the smell of tobacco and still do.  He told me it tasted like bubble gum and gave me pinch then laughed as I stood there spitting the vile tasting stuff out of my mouth.

My uncles were the family storytellers and I loved to sit in a dark corner of the front porch where I could hide in the shadows and listen to them spin their yarns.  Each trying to out brag the other.  Now they’re all gone and I like to imagine them sitting on God’s porch and spinning their tales for the angels, though I expect they’ve probably cleaned up their language a bit in that heavenly presence.

If I were to write a story about a family of bothers my Uncle Rex would be the dark one, the one who would be there to settle the score, and make things right.  There was a family rumor that the Vice Principal of our school carried a golf club when he took his evening walks because my uncle had threatened him after an unpleasant encounter during my uncle’s senior year.  I thought it was one of the family’s tall tales until I actually saw the man many years later walking along the side of the road carrying his nine iron.  My uncle’s legacy - fight for what you believe in.

Good bye, my dearest uncle, you’ll be missed but never forgotten.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Apocalypse Ink - Call for Novella Queries

I'm not sure if I posted this one before but Apocalypse Ink is looking for queries for a series of three linked novellas of 20,000 to 25,000 words each in the horror or dark urban fantasy genres.  No Zombies!  The query deadline is March 31 and the first novella will be due in April if your query is selected.  They pay a small advance plus royalties.  You can find the details here.

subTerrain - Call for Pulp Fiction Themed Submissions

The Canadian print magazine subTerrain is open for submissions to issue #68 with the theme of "Pulp Fiction".  They're looking for short stories up to 3000 words, poetry, commentary, and creative non-fiction.  Payment is $50 per poem and $50 per page for prose.  The deadline is May 1.  You can find the details here.  There are no email submissions, they want snail mail hard copies.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Michael Matheson - Quiltbag Anthology Calls

Editor Michael Matheson has two open anthology calls, both looking for Quiltbag characters.

"Start a Revolution" has a deadline of March 31, so short notice on my part.  They need stories of 2000 to 10,000 words about revolution of some kind.  Payment is 5cents a word CND.

"This Patchwork Flesh;  Quiltbag Horror" opens for subs on June 1 and closes August 31.  They need horror stories up to 8000 words for this one.  Payment is 5cents a word CND.

I'm linking to the front page of Mr. Matheson's blog where the calls are posted because he has an excellent piece on what exactly he's looking for with the Quiltbag theme.  Both anthology calls are tabbed at the top of the page.

The AJ Hayes Memorial Writing Contest

The Do Some Damage crew is sponsoring the AJ (Bill) Hayes Memorial Writing Contest in honor of their friend who recently passed away.  They are looking for flash fiction stories up to 1000 words in the genres of crime fiction, mystery, noir, and suspense.  They're also accepting poetry.  Only one big requirement, you have to feature Bill as a character in some way.  Prizes are $100, $50, and $25 plus publication of the winners on the DSD blog, at the Thrillers, Killers, and Chillers site, and in the next issue of Needle magazine.
The deadline is June 1.

There are no fees to enter, but they are looking for donations to fund the contest and anything over $200 will be donated to Bill's family.  You will find all the details here.

Noir Nation - New Issue

Noir Nation #4, The Canadian Issue is now available for your Kindles.  Check out the details here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Black Orchid Novella Award - Just a Reminder

Just a reminder that you only have a little over two months to enter The Wolfe Pack's Black Orchid Novella Award contest.  They want novellas of 15,000 to 20,000 words that reflect the Nero Wolfe stories by Rex Stout.  The deadline is May 31.  You can find the details here.


There's a note up on the Crimefactory submission page that they will be opening for submissions on March 30.  Something to keep in mind if you have a story looking for a noir market.

Mysterical-E - New Issue

The newest issue of Mysterical-E has hit the virtual streets.  You can read it here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Dead Are Not by Stephen Graham Jones

The newest issue of Bourbon Penn is live and contains a story by Stephen Graham Jones called "The Dead are Not".  Now, I took the time to read this story because I've heard a lot of people raving about Jones' work.  His writing is beautiful and he kept me reading but I felt like something was missing.  He did keep me thinking about the ending and wondering about the characters which is a good thing for a story.

The truth is I've come across this a lot lately, those stories that are beautifully written but don't seem to tell much of a story.  Or stories that suck you in but leave you feeling empty when you finish reading them.  I enjoy the writing but I want more.  I want story with a beginning, a middle, and an end that actually goes somewhere and accomplishes something other than being beautifully written.  What about you?  Do you care if a story has a satisfying ending or do you enjoy stories that leave you hanging off the edge of a  story cliff? 

The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir - Call for Submissions

Editors Claude Lalumiere and David Nickle have announced a call for submissions to "The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir".  This anthology is open to Canadian writers only.  They are looking for dark fiction of 1000 to 8000 words that spans the genres of noir.  The deadline is July 2.  Payment is 5cents a word.  Publication is in 2015 by Exile Editions Press.

Hat tip to

Grinning Skull Press - 2014 Anthology Calls

Grinning Skull Press has posted their anthology calls for 2014.  There are five of them listed with various deadlines and payments.  You can check them out here.  They are also open for novel and novella submissions.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Brian Lewis - Editor Interview

A few weeks ago I mentioned a new market called "Spark:  A Creative Anthology" and today I ran across an interview with the editor of this project, Brian Lewis.  Lots of good stuff here, including the mention of a new YA market.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Angie's Desk - Anthology Calls

Angie has posted her March list of anthology calls.  Thanks, Angie!!

Harren Press - Anthology Calls

Harren Press has two open anthology calls posted.  The first is their "Rejected Antho" where they invite you to submit stories that have been submitted to other markets and rejected.  They want stories of 2500 to 5000 in any genre.  Deadline is June 30 and payment is $5.  The second is a "Steampunk Anthology" looking for stories of 2500 to 7500 words that combine steampunk with other genres.  The reading period for this one begins on April 1 and ends on May 15.   Payment is $100 for the best story, $50 for two honorable mentions, and $25 for all other stories.  I'm posting a link to their homepage as the guidelines for each anthology is a drop-down menu under submissions.  If you click on their regular submissions you find that they're also open to novella submissions in the genres of sci-fi and fantasy.

Theodore Sturgeon

There's an excellent piece about short story writer Theodore Sturgeon over at Kirkus written by Andrew Liptak.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Mad Scientist Journal - Anthology Call

The Mad Scientist Journal has posted a call for their new anthology "That Ain't Right:  Historical Accounts of the Miskatonic Valley".  All stories must be written in the first person and set in H P Lovecraft's Miskatonic Valley.  Submissions open tomorrow March 15 and close April 30.  They need stories of 500 to 8000 words and prefer the genres of horror and fantasy but will consider other genres.  Payment is 1cent a word.  You can find the details here on their submission page, just scroll down a bit.

Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild - Anthology Call

The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild has issued a call for submissions for their anthology "The Never-Never Land".  You don't have to be a member of the guild but you do have to be Australian to submit.  They want stories of 1000 to 5000 words set in Australia in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  The submission dates are June 1 to August 31.  Payment is $30AUD.  You can find all the details here.

Die Go Comics - Anthology Call for Short Stories

Die Go Comics Publishing in the UK has issued a call for short stories for their 2014 anthology contest.  The "Kingdom of Tales" is seeking fantasy short stories of 2500 to 5000 words that involve witch characters.  The deadline is June 30.  Authors whose stories are selected will receive a standard royalties contract.  Guidelines and submission form are here.  There are no fees to enter.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Crossed Genre Magazine - Call for Flash Fiction

Crossed Genre Magazine's current theme is a Flash Fiction Free-For-All.  They're looking for flash pieces of 300 to 1000 words with a deadline of March 31.  Payment is 5cents a word.  They also have their 2014 themes posted so be sure to check them out.  You can find all the details here.

Steampunk Trails - Reading Period Open

Print magazine Steampunk Trails is brought to by the folks behind the weird Western magazine Science Fiction Trails.  Steampunk Trails is currently open for submissions of "adventure oriented steampunk set in the time frame of the late 1880's up to the turn of the century".  The setting can be anywhere in the world.  Stories should be 2000 to 6000 words.  The deadline is June 21 but they accept stories as they come in.  Payment is a flat rate of $20.  You can check out the guidelines here

Streets of Shadows - Anthology Call

The "Streets of Shadows" anthology editors have posted an open call for submissions of dark stories that are a blend of urban fantasy and crime fiction.  Stories should be 2000 to 4000 words.  Payment is 6cents a word and the deadline is April 3.  The anthology will be published through Alliteration Ink.  I've been hesitant to post this one because the publisher has posted a crowdfunding policy that authors have to abide by if their stories is accepted.  The link to their policy is in the comments so be sure to check it out.  On the up side they have some pretty spectacular authors attached to this project.

Sekhmet Press - Anthology Call

Sekhmet Press has announced their next anthology project in their "Wrapped" series.  This one is "Wrapped in Black:  Thirteen Tales of Witches and the Occult".  You have plenty of lead time as the reading period opens on May 18 and closes June 8 for shorts of 2500 to 5000 words.  Payment is 1cent a word.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Parsec Ink - Anthology Call

Parsec Ink is seeking submissions for their annual Triangulation anthology.  The theme this year is "PARCH".  Stories can be up to 10,000 words in any of the spec-fiction genres.  The deadline is April 30 and payment is 1.5cents a word.  Three stories that best capture the theme will also be awarded $100 from the editor.  You can find all the details here.

Sparks: A Creative Anthology - No Fee Contest

Spark: A Creative Anthology has posted the guidelines for Contest 5: "Fables".  The reading period opens on March 15 and closes April 1.  They're looking for short story fables and you should include an animal of some sort for the story to be successful.  There's no fee to enter and prizes are $500, $100, and $20 plus other considerations.  You can find all the details here.  Submissions are through Submittable.

Monday, March 10, 2014

World Weaver Press - Anthology Calls

For those of you who like a long lead time World Weaver Press has posted up three anthology calls that will be open for submissions later in the year.  Two will be opening on July 1 and they are tentatively titled Corvidae and Scarecrow.  A third called Dragons has no details up yet.  They will be needing shorts up to 7500 words and payment will be $10 plus a print copy.  You can find the details here.

Mystery and Horror LLC - Anthology Calls

Mystery and Horror LLC has posted two new calls for anthology submissions.  One is History and Mystery, Oh My, and the other is History and Horror, Oh My.  Both are looking for historical fiction short stories up to 8000 words.  The reading period for both is March 15 to July 15.  Payment is $5 plus a royalty split.  The anthology Strangely Funny II is still open also.  You can find all the details for these anthologies here.

Women Destroy Fantasy - Call for Submissions

Lightspeed Magazine and Fantasy Magazine have combined resources for a special "Women Destroy Fantasy" issue of Lightspeed.  The reading period is tight, opening March 15 and closing March 31.  Only women are invited to submit (sorry, guys!) and Cat Rambo is editing.  Payment is 8cents a word.  You can find all the details here.

Hat tip to Angie's Desk for the links!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AJ Hayes - RIP

Just read that short story writer AJ Hayes passed away.  The Thrillers, Killers, 'n' Chillers web site has posted up a tribute.  Such sad news, you'll be missed AJ.

Amtrack's New Writers Residency Program

Amtrak has come through and they're offering writers residencies!  Check it out here.

Thanks to the lovely Michael Bracken for the update!!

Plots with Guns?

Does anyone know what's up with Plots with Guns?  The site seems to have disappeared.

Creative Writing Contests - Market Source

For those of you who enjoy contests and submit to the literary zines the Creative Writing Contests site is the place for you.  They have both fee-based and no fee contests listed and if you scroll down the page you'll find calls for submissions for several lit mags.  You can check it out here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Horrified Press

Over on Duotrope they've posted up anthology submission calls for Horrified Press, and yes, there are a great many of them but before you decide to submit you should check out the posts on the Absolute Write site where they discussed payments with the publisher last Spring.  While they say they pay royalties, the reality seems to be that they are an exposure only publisher.

Timeless Tales - Open for Submissions

Timeless Tales Magazine has opened submissions for their second issue with the theme of "Pandora's Box".  What they're looking for is the retelling of the Pandora story in any genre.  Stories can be up to 2000 words but they prefer under 1500.  While the magazine is PG 13 they do accept dark stories in the tradition of the old fairy tales.  Payment is a flat rate of $15 and the deadline is April 30.  You can find the details here.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kraken Press - Open Reading Period for Novels and Novellas

Kraken Press is open for novel and novella submissions in the genres of horror, dark fantasy, and weird.  You can find the submission details on their Submittable page.

On Writing Comics

Brian Ruckley has an excellent post over at the SF Signal site about writing comics.  He breaks it down beautifully while comparing it mostly with the writing of short stories.

Martinus Publishing - Anthology Calls

Martinus Publishing has four anthology calls posted, all of them looking for short stories of 1500 words and up.  Payment is 2% royalties (I'm not sure if this is per author or to be divided among all the contributors so it's something you'll have to query).  The submission period ends when the call is filled.  The themes are zombies with a sci-fi twist, aging superheroes, afterlife, and space pirates.  A little something for everyone.  You can check it out here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cemetery Dance - Anthology Call

Cemetery Dance has an anthology call posted on their Submittable page for "October Dreams 2".  They're looking for Halloween-based stories (dark) up to 6000 words.  Payment is 5cents a word with a max of $300.  They will close submissions when full, so be sure to get your story in early.  You can find the details here.

I found this call over at

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spider Road Press - Anthology Call

Spider Road Press has opened submissions for a new anthology called "Eve's Requiem:  Five Tales of Women, Crime and Horror".  This is open for both men and women writers so don't let the title scare you off.  They need shorts up to 8000 words where women actively face dangerous situations.  The deadline is April 30 and payment is $20.  You can find the details and check out the press here.  Submissions are through Submittable.

One Eye Press - Anthology Call

One Eye Press has opened submissions for their newest anthology "Locked & Loaded: Both Barrels Vol. 3".  They're looking for crime stories of 1500 to 4500 words.  Payment is $25 and the deadline is May 11.  You can find the details and the submission form here.

The Big Click - New Issue

The March/ April issue of The Big Click is now available.  You can purchase the entire issue for your Kindle or read it piece meal over the next month online.

Editor Interviews - Needle, Thuglit, and The Big Click

Over at Lit Reactor Richard Thomas has interviews up with the editors of Needle, Thuglit, and The Big Click.  Check them out here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bete Noir - Open for Submissions

Bete Noir has opened submissions of shorts up to 4000 words.  They're looking for dark fiction in a variety of genres.  The deadline is March 31 and payment is $10.  You can check out the details here.

God Put Dinosaurs Here to Test Our Faith by Adam Petrash

I love a good story title and this one by Adam Petrash caught my attention - "God Put Dinosaurs Here to Test Our Faith" is a great start to a wonderful story.  The dinosaurs in the story put a whole new perspective on life for a divorced man with a small son.

Black Denim Lit - New Market

Black Denim Lit is a new literary zine but they are also looking for fiction in the genres of sci-fi/fantasy, action/adventure, western, mystery, crime, suspense, and thriller.  They accept short stories up to 7500 words and payment is $5.  You'll find their guidelines hereSubmissions are through Submittable, but note that there is a fee of $5 for submitting novelettes for consideration.  Their first issue is up so you can get an idea of the type of work they're publishing.

All Due Respect - New Issue

Issue #2 of All Due Respect has hit the kindles stores - Check it out here.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I'm Back

My apologies for being off the grid for so long.  Last week a car took out an electric pole on our road which shut off the lights and my computer which was on at the time.  After booting up the next morning I discovered that my computer no longer liked either Blogger or Google and refused to let me in to either site.  It's still having fits with the Twitter feeds.  Finally, last night it relented and allowed me access to the blog.  I don't know how long this will last so if I disappear again, know that I will return.

And as soon as I can, I'll be getting a new computer and hopefully all these problems will go away :)

Dark Markets - Submission Calls

And if you're searching for a few new markets drop on over to where you'll find some good ones.

Love Trains?

From Michael Bracken comes this link - If you're a writer and love trains Amtrak is in the process of offering Writer's Residencies.  Check it out here.

The 2014 Derringer Award Nominees

 The 2014 Derringers Awards have been announced.  A big congratulations and a round of Snoopy dances goes out to all the nominees!!

For Best Flash (Up to 1,000 words)

  • "Final Statement" by Robert Bailey (The Flash Fiction Offensive, July 18, 2013)
  • "Not My Day" by Stephen Buehler (Last Exit to Murder, Down & Out Books, June 2013)
  • "The Needle and the Spoon" by Allan Leverone (Shotgun Honey, November 15, 2013)
  • "Luck is What You Make" by Stephen D. Rogers (Crime Factory, May 2013)
  • "Terry Tenderloin and the Pig Thief" by John Weagly (Shotgun Honey, June 21, 2013)

For Best Short Story (1,001–4,000 words)
  • "Pretty Little Things" by Chris F. Holm (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2013)
  • "The Present" by Robert Lopresti (The Strand Magazine, February-May 2013)
  • "The Sweetheart Scamster" by Rosemary McCracken (Thirteen by the Mesdames of Mayhem, August 2013)
  • "The Little Outlaw" by Mike Miner (Plan B Magazine, August 9, 2013)
  • "The Cemetery Man" by Bill Pronzini (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2013)

For Best Long Story (4,001–8,000 words)
  • "Myrna" by John Bubar (Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, Level Best Books, September 2013)
  • "Bloody Signorina" by Joseph D'Agnese (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September 2013)
  • "Give Me a Dollar" by Ray Daniel (Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, Level Best Books, September 2013)
  • "Dance Man" by Andrew Jetarski (Last Exit to Murder, Down & Out Books, June 2013)
  • "A Dangerous Life" by Adam Purple (Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, Level Best Books, September 2013)

For Best Novelette (8,001–20,000 words)
  • "The Serpent Beneath the Flower" by Jack Bates (Mind Wings Audio, April 2013)
  • "The Goddaughter's Revenge" by Melodie Campbell (Orca Rapid Reads, October 2013)
  • "For Love's Sake" by O'Neil De Noux (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2013)
  • "The Antiquary's Wife" by William Burton McCormick (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March 2013)
  • "Last Night in Cannes" by James L. Ross (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, November 2013)

Thuglit - New Issue

Thuglit #10 has hit the streets and you can find it for your Kindle here.  And don't forget that they also publish in print!