Markets for Mystery and Crime Short Fiction

Below is a sample of publications open to short mystery fiction. We will try to keep the links here up to date, but market status changes frequently.

To add, remove, or correct a market, email KEVINRTIPPLE at VERIZON dot NET.

We recommend reading a publication's previous issues or editions to get the best idea of what is accepted. It is common sense to read and follow submission guidelines. Editors have every right to reject improperly formatted or unsuitable submissions.



Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Black Cat Mystery Magazine  (Editor Michael Bracken, special cozy issue opens from 3/1 to 3/31/21)
Cemetery Dance
Crimespree Magazine
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Lamplight: A Quarterly Magazine of Dark Fiction 

2021 Al Blanchard Award Contest (Deadline April 30,2021)

Bloodroot: Best New England Crime Stories (Open from 1/15 to 3/31/2021 and only open to all writers who currently live in one of the six New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.) 

Flame Tree Press: Chilling Crime Short Stories  (Deadline March 14, 2021)

Murderous Ink Press / Crimeutopia