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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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
Crimewave
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Lamplight: A Quarterly Magazine of Dark Fiction