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.


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ANTHOLOGIES


PRINT MAGAZINES

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Black Cat Mystery Magazine  (Editor Michael Bracken)
Cemetery Dance
Crimespree Magazine
Crimewave
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Lamplight: A Quarterly Magazine of Dark Fiction 
Pulp Modern Flash (reopens 11/1)
Raven Review
Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon
Serial Magazine
Shotgun Honey
Suspense Magazine - print and ezine
Thriller Magazine (non paying)
Tough (on submission hiatus as of 9/8/2020)
A Twist of Noir
Yellow Mama


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ANTHOLOGIES

Groovy Gumshoes: Private Eyes in the Psychedelic Sixties (Editor Michael Bracken, open 11/1 to 12/1---NO EARLY SUBMISSIONS)
Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir Volume 3 (Editor Michael Bracken, open 1/1/2021 to 2/28/2021 ---NO EARLY SUBMISSIONS)