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St. Martin's Press is once again accepting entries for both its best new traditional and private eye novel contests. Prizes are: Publication of your mystery novel plus an advance! Check out their website for details.

Oak Tree Press', Dark Oak 2002, mystery contest is now accepting entries. Grand prize is publication of your mystery novel! Check out website for details. Deadline for entries is June 2002. is looking for creative writers to publish their poetry and short stories on the website. Please indicate in the header whether it's a Poetry Submission or Short Story Submission.Writers will not be paid for their work. This is just a way to get your work to the public. QUESTIONS? Contact Please send ONLY submissions (no questions) to

Chandra Sparks Taylor, a freelance editorial consultant, has launched a website. I've personally worked with Chandra and can't recommend her services enough. Check out her website for more details.

Tales from the Hood is a new website seeking short stories with an afrocentric flavor. Check out the website for submission guidelines.

Sands Publishing is accepting book length and short fiction submissions. Visit their website for submission guidelines. is an electronic publisher that is now offering POD(print on demand) publishing services. Writers who want to self publish should check them out.

Avocet Press is now taking submissions! Avocet is a small independant publisher that publishes mysteries under it's Momento Mori Mysteries imprint. Check out their website for submission guidelines

Want to self publish but don't have thousands of dollars? Check out iUniverse and Xlibris. Both are print on demand publishers with affordable publishing packages to suit your publishing needs. They'll even give you info on how to market your book! iUniverse even has a mystery community called WICKED COMPANY.

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