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Information for aspiring mystery writers!

Please note that while MystNoir is happy to provide information on writing opportunites, usually received from press releases, and postings on writing groups, it is up to the writer to do further research on the info provided. Please do your homework before submitting your work.

The following editors are accepting submissions. Please follow each editor's guidelines when submitting:

Barbara Moore. Acquisitions Editor, Midnight Ink
2143 Wooddale Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125-2989

Midnight Ink is the mystery imprint of Llewellyn Publications and excepts submissions from agented and unagented writers. Click link below for submission guidelines.

Midnight Ink

Submissions Editor, Kissena Park Press
5 Union Square West, 4th floor
New York, NY 10003

Kissena Park Press is looking for books of all genres from new and established authors, including thrillers and mysteries. Click link below for submission guidelines.

Kissena Park Press

Tara Gavin, Editorial Director, NEXT
233 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10279

NEXT is one of Harlequin's new lines and features women in "midlife" and has a range of tones. They accept women's fiction with 75,000 to 80, 000 word counts and will consider "anything that works". Submit a detailed synopsis and three chapters or a complete manuscript with a SASE large enough to hold all your materials to the address above.

The following publishers are accepting submissions. Please click links below for each publisher's submission guidelines and for details on what types of books they are looking for.

Hard Case Crime

Marietta Publishing

Dorchester Publishing Company is accepting submissions for a new line of African-American romance novels. Though the main theme of these book must be a romance between the two main characters, mystery and suspense subplots are welcome. Click link below for more details.

Dorchester Publishing

Crime Spree Magazine is new print magazine which is accepting submissions for short stories. Check out website for writer's guidelines and subscription info.

Crime Spree Magazine Website



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