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.


PRINT MAGAZINES
ONLINE / ELECTRONIC MAGAZINES
ANTHOLOGIES


PRINT MAGAZINES

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Black Cat Mystery Magazine  (general submissions from 10/1-11/30/19, Co-Editor Michael Bracken)
Cemetary Dance
Crimespree Magazine
Crimewave
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Hardboiled
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine  (closed until 2019 except for non fiction and Sherlock Holmes pastiches)
Switchblade
The Strand Magazine


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ONLINE / ELECTRONIC MAGAZINES

Beat to a Pulp
Big Pulp 
Bronzeville Books 
Crime Syndicate Magazine
Crimson Streets
Darkhouse Books--Rebellion, Revolution and Rock ‘n Roll—The Sixties in Music (closes 11/15/19)
Flash Bang Mysteries 
I Pulp 
Kings River Life Magazine 
Mysterical-E
Mystery Weekly Magazine
Over My Dead Body
Pulp Metal Magazine
Retreats from Oblivion: The Journal of NoirCon
Serial Magazine
Shotgun Honey
Suspense Magazine - print and ezine
Thriller Magazine (non paying)
Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers
Tough (closed to new submissions until sometime in 2019)
A Twist of Noir
Yellow Mama

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ANTHOLOGIES

Akashic Books (also online flash market)
The Black Beacon Book of Mystery (closes 11/30/19)
Flame Tree Publishing (various)
Heartbreaks & Half-Truths: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense (closes 1/15/2020)
Level Best Books
Low Down Dirty Vote II: Every Stolen Vote is a Crime (closes 1/31/2020)
Mickey Finn 2 (closes 11/30/19 -- Michael Bracken, Editor)/
Sisters in Crime: Canada West (must be a member/closes October 31, 2019)
Untreed Reads


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