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Murder Mystery Anthology — Murder

Stories centered around a murder or murders.  All sub-genres.

Submissions accepted: Open until 6 January 2018

Release Date:  TBA



  • 3,000 to 5,000 words
  • Any sub-genre
  • Suitable for a general adult audience
  • Limited gratuitous violence and gore
  • Original stories that have not been previously published
  • All submissions must be written in English


Rights and Payments:

  • First exclusive worldwide publishing rights, print and electronic, for 1 year from the publication date
  • Non-exclusive worldwide rights, print and electronic, thereafter
  • Each story receives a share of royalties of 40% of the net retail sales for a period of 24 months
  • Payments made via Paypal according to our payment schedule
  • Author will receive one trade paperback copy regardless of number of accepted submissions
  • Able to purchase additional trade paperback copies at a discounted price


How to Submit:

  • Author can reside anywhere in the world
  • Multiple submissions are accepted, but please use separate emails for each submission
  • Attach the entire story as either a .doc, .docx or .odt file
  • Include in the body of the email: Story title, genre, word count, author bio, contact info, real name, and pen name (if applicable)
  • All submissions must be in manuscript format
  • Please include a title, byline, and contact info on the first page of the story
  • If submitting to multiple publishers, please state in the body of the email
  • Email to: with Murder in the subject line


All submissions are subject to approval for inclusion. Once approved, submissions may be edited in conjunction with the author. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be automatically rejected.

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