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ANTHOLOGY PUBLISHERS

Level Best Books
http://levelbestbooks.com/submissions/
They have published anthologies four anthologies thus far, most featuring crime fiction by New England short-story writers

Mystery Writers of America
http://mysterywriters.org/
MWA has been publishing an annual collection of short stories on a specific theme, with a call for submissions from MWA members

Omnidawn
http://www.omnidawn.com/fiction_submissions.htm
Publish anthologies of fabulist and new-wave fiction

Red Coyote Press
http://www.redcoyotepress.com/page4.html
Accepts submissions on an irregular basis for their short-story anthologies

Ruins Metropolis
http://www.hadleyrillebooks.com/RuinsMetroSubs.html
This is an ongoing anthology looking for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Mainstream short stories up to 7,000 words, as long as they feature a story based on the chosen cover art for the issue

Samhain Publishing
http://samhainpublishing.com/submissions
This is primarily a publisher of romance books, but they have anthologies accepting short-story submissions as well, including romantic suspense and paranormal suspense

Untreed Reads
http://www.untreedreads.com/submission-guidelines
Originally started as a digital-only initiative, Untreed Reads started branching out into POD and audiobooks in 2013 and accepts short story submissions for various anthology project.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAGAZINES ONLINE

Criminal Justice Periodicals
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~wcjlen/WCJ/mainpages/perpage.htm
A listing of miscellaneous criminal justice periodicals available on the world wide web. Some are mere advertisements. Others provide a sampler of articles in the hopes you will subscribe. Others provide the full text of each issue. They range from Acta Criminologica : Southern African Journal of Criminology (Full Text) to the VFIS News.

Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture
http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/jcjpc_back_issues.html
Archived scholarly articles on the subject of justice and popular culture. The journal ceased publication in 2010.

PI Magazine
http://www.pimagazine.com/
Although not a mystery magazine per se, PI Magazine is the journal of the private investigator, and includes articles on various aspects of the trade.


MAGAZINE DATABASES & LISTS

Crime Fiction Index
http://www.philsp.com/lists/a_magazines.html
A
n attempt to provide an index to crime fiction magazines in the same style as  the classic Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index compiled by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento. There is an extensive database of magazines through the years with publication details.

Duotrope
http://duotrope.com/
Duotrope contains a database of over 1925 current markets for short fiction, poetry, and novels/collections. You can search by various criteria and get results for publications that indicate the type of works the publication accepts, lengths, media, payscale, whether the publication accepts simultaneous or multiple submissions or reprints, and response times. Note that some basic features are free, but full access to the database requires a small monthly fee.

Mystery Readers International
http://www.mysteryreaders.org/period.html
The site includes a nice listing of current and former mystery-related magazine and newsletters, not all of which have web sites.

My Little Corner
http://sandraseamans.blogspot.com/
A wonderful up-to-date site from Sandra Seamans with links to various digital and print publications that publish mystery, horror and related genre stories. Sandra also publishes the latest news in magazine openings, closings and anthology calls.


MAGAZINES, MYSTERY (PRINT)

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
http://www.themysteryplace.com
Each issue of this print publication includes at least seven new mystery short stories, varying in length from short-shorts to novellas, and one "Mystery Classic."  There are also author interviews, profiles of mystery bookstores, and a mystery puzzle.
 
Baker Street Journal
http://www.bakerstreetjournal.com/
A quarterly journal of scholarly articles about Sherlock Holmes

Bete Noire
http://www.betenoiremagazine.com/magazineguidelines.htm
We are open to most genres as long as they have a dark side.This includes horror, dark sci-fi, dark fantasy, crime, mystery or dark humor.

Cemetery Dance
http://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/category/guidelines/
A publication for horror, dark mystery, and suspense short stories up to 5,000 words

Clues, a Journal of Detection
http://www.cluesjournal.com
As the only U.S. scholarly journal on mystery fiction, the academic essays and nonfiction book reviews in Clues cover all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and movies.
 
CrimeSpree
http://www.crimespreemag.com/
Articles, fiction, and reviews of books and DVDs; they have won the Anthony Award at Bouchercon for best magazine

Crime Stalkers Case Book
http://www.crimestalkers.com/
Founded in 1997 by Andrew McAleer and Edgar Allan Poe award-winning author, John McAleer, Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook (ALCC) is a semi-annual crime fiction publication of traditional mystery short shorts and P.I. stories.

Crime Time
http://www.crimetime.co.uk/mag/index.php/magazine/
Articles, reviews, interviews, and profiles. The print version ceased publication in 2013, but back issues are available, and the web presence continues.

Crime Wave
http://www.ttapress.com/crimewave/guidelines/
Each issue includes news, reviews, features, interviews, and profiles

Deadly Pleasures
http://www.deadlypleasures.com/
A fan-oriented mystery magazine published quarterly, focusing on mystery news and reviews
 
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
http://www.themysteryplace.com
EQMM has been publishing the crime and mystery fiction since 1941. Each issue also includes reviews and a crossword puzzle.

Future Mystery Anthology Magazine
http://www.fmam.biz/
FMAM has ceased publication of their print magazines and anthologies, but back issues are available, and they still maintain a limited web presence..

Grift
http://tirbd.com/grift/
Grift Magazine will be published in print three times yearly in February, June and October and will feature a mix of short crime fiction, reviews, interviews and more. In addition, griftmagazine.com will be home to more content that will include flash fiction, review, interviews and news from the world of crime fiction.

Mystery File
http://mysteryfile.com/
http://www.mysteryfile.com/blog/
The crime fiction research journal is now online, with archives via the old website and a more current blog devoted to mystery and detective fiction:  the books, the authors, and those who read, collect and make annotated lists of them. 

Mystery News
http://www.blackravenpress.com/
Formerly published six times per year, Mystery News took a look at the latest mystery books, writers, and events. Back issues are still available via the website.

Mystery Readers International
http://www.mysteryreaders.org/
Mystery Readers Journal is a quarterly thematic mystery Journal. Each issue contains articles, reviews, and author essays on a specific theme, as well as special columns, a calendar of events, and other mystery related material.

Mystery Scene
http://www.mysteryscenemag.com/
Mystery Scene includes articles and reviews of novels, films, TV shows, audio-books, children's mysteries and more.

Needle
https://needlemag.wordpress.com/
A top-notch print quarterly anthology of stories that “boil it hard, then paint it noir. No sci-fi. No romance.”

Out of the Gutter
http://outoftheguttermagazine.blogspot.com/
Out of the Gutter bills itself as the Only Pulp Magazine in Print, a completely independent, “upstart” publication with a limited print run.Although the regular magazine has ceased publication, there are occasional anthologies and books, as well as a website.

Over My Dead Body
http://www.overmydeadbody.com/
Formerly published quarterly, Over My Dead Body included a wide variety of mystery stories, from cozy to hardboiled and everything in between. Although no longer a print publication, the website still features book and movie reviews, author profiiles, interviews, and features, as well as occasional short fiction.

Pear Noir
http://www.pearnoir.com/index.htm
Pear Noir! welcomes unsolicited submissions of fiction,  nonfiction, and poetry up to 5000 words. We also  accept black and white artwork, including collage  and photography, of at least 300 dpi.

Shock Totem
http://www.shocktotem.com/
They consider original, unpublished stories within the  confines of dark fantasy and horror, mystery, suspense, supernatural,  morbid humor, fantasy, etc., up to 5,000 words.

Shotgun Honey
http://www.shotgunhoney.net/
Helmed by Managing Editor Ron Earl Phillips, Shotgun Honey celebrates the art of very short dark crime fiction, to the tune of 700 words or less. The website publishes approximately 15 stories each month, which are ultimately gathered into a print anthology.

Shroud Magazine
http://shroudmagazine.com/info.html
Shroud considers horror, dark mystery, dark fantasy and suspense short stories up to 5,000 words (+/-).

Spinetingler
http://www.spinetinglermag.com/
Published four times a year with a special edition on Canadian writers, Spinetingler publishes stories that could be categorized as mystery, thriller, suspense, supernatural, ghost story, love, fantasy or science fiction.

The Storyteller Magazine
http://www.thestorytellermagazine.com/
Accepts stories in most genres, although it’s also considered a “family friendly” magazine, so keep that in mind.

The Strand
http://www.strandmag.com/
The Strand publishes mysteries, detective stories, tales of terror and the supernatural. This is a resurrection of sorts, of the original Strand publication which for sixty years (1891-1950) was a popular source for the best in fiction, featuring the works of some of the greatest authors of the 20th  century including Graham Greene, Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling, G.K.Chesterton, Leo Tolstoy, Georges Simenon and, of course, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Thuglit
http://www.thuglit.com/submissions.htm
Thuglit went on hiatus for a few years, but returned in 2012 with new quarterly print and digital story anthologies.


MAGAZINES, MYSTERY/CRIME (E-zines)

Black Mask
http://www.blackmaskmagazine.com/
This is the official website for the pulp fiction classic magazine, with fiction pulled from the archives of Black Mask Magazine and other quality publications, reviews, essays, photos, cover gallery, and downloads

Blazing Adventures
http://www.blazingadventuresmagazine.com
Although no longer updated, this ‘zine specialized in pulp-style fiction

Crime Scene Scotland
http://crimescenescotland.weebly.com/
Crime Scene Scotland recently moved to a blog format and will no longer be accepting and printing short stories. However, they will continue to include articles, reviews, interviews.

Gumshoe Review
http://www.gumshoereview.com/
Columns, articles, essays, book reviews and occasional flash fiction.

Mysterical-E
http://www.mystericale.com/
Mysterical-E is a quarterly literary journal of mystery and the mysterious, dedicated to publishing mystery stories of all types and stories of the mysterious including speculative fiction, fantasy, etc. There are also sections for book, eBook, and TV reviews and news and a special section on Scandinavian crime.

Mystery Tribune
http://www.mysterytribune.com/
With a heavy focus on fine writing and original thought in the mystery  literature, Mystery Tribune provides readers with a unique coverage  short stories, books and news.

The Outpost:  Crime Down Under
http://www.crimedownunder.com/TheOutpost.html
Although no longer current, the website for Australilan crime short stories has an archives online.

Pedestal Magazine
http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submitguidelines.php
Genre fiction (such as science fiction, horror, mystery, and romance) is encouraged as long as it crosses or comments upon its genre and is both character-driven and psychologically acute.

Plots With Guns
http://www.plotswithguns.com/
This e-zine ceased publication in 2004 after five years; editor Anthony Neil Smith has decided to resurrect the e-zine as a quarterly, beginning over again with Issue #1. All stories include a gun as an element of the plot.

Powder Burn Flash
http://www.powderburnflash.com/
PBF ceased updating in 2012, but still has archived flash fiction stories on mystery and crime themes

Shots Magazine
http://www.shotsmag.co.uk/
Includes interviews, author profiles, book reviews, Mike Ripley’s “Getting Away with Murder” column, and a section on screen crime.

Shotgun Honey
http://www.shotgunhoney.net/
Helmed by Managing Editor Ron Earl Phillips, Shotgun Honey celebrates the art of very short dark crime fiction, to the tune of 700 words or less. The website publishes approximately 15 stories each month, which are ultimately gathered into a print anthology.

Thrilling Detective
http://www.thrillingdetective.com/
Formerly published mystery and noir short stories, Thrilling Detective still maintains a web presence for news and has numerous helpful links on fictional detecitves and radio, TV and film crime shows.


MAGAZINES, PRINT, GENERAL, THAT ACCEPT & PUBLISH MYSTERY STORIES

Artella
http://www.artellawordsandart.com/guidelines.html
Artella is both a print publication and e-zine which accepts submissions of any type, both published every other month. The print version is loosely centered around themes and requires illustrations with stories, which you can provide on your own or collaborate with someone else. The e-zine doesn’t have those restrictions.

Cricket (Children’s Market)
http://www.cricketmag.com/pages_content.asp?page_id=25
A magazine for kids ages 9 to 14 that accepts stories up to 2,000 words

The First Line
http://www.thefirstline.com/index.htm
Published four times a year, each issue contains stories which must use a first-line prompt provided by the magazine. The prompt can be found on the magazine’s web site link above. They accept most genres, including mystery.

Highlights for Children (Children’s Market)
http://www.highlights.com/
Stories for younger readers (ages three to seven) should have 500 words or fewer and should not seem babyish to older readers.Stories for older readers (ages eight to twelve) should have 800 words or fewer and should be appealing to younger readers if read aloud.Frequent needs include humor, mystery, sports, holiday, and adventure stories.

Hotel Amerika
http://www.hotelamerika.net/
They welcome submissions in all genres of creative writing, up to about 7,000 words. Manscripts are only only considered between September and May 1.

Jack and Jill (Children’s Market)
http://cbhi.org/magazines/jackandjill/
A children’s magazine; at last report, they had a moratorium on new submissions due to a backlog

Sein und Werden
http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/sein.html
Despite the title, they accept English-language stories on their theme of that issue, especially experimental, non-gnre, erotica, horror, philosophical, noir, crime, hard-boiled, surreal.

Skyline Magazine
http://www.skylinemagazines.com/guidelines.htm
They look for “interesting, quality literature and art of all styles and genre”; 4,000-word maximum is the norm, however, for exceptional material they’ll publish up to 5,000 words


Woman’s World
http://womansworldstyle.blogspot.com/2012/10/womans-world-fiction-guidelines.html
This is not the official magazine website, but a writer for the ‘zine has posted current submission guidelines. WW takes both mini-mysteries of approximately 500 words and mini-romances of approximately 800 words.

Zoetrope All Story
http://www.all-story.com/index.cgi
This magazine, started by Francis Ford Coppola, has a literary bent, although they accept stories from just about any genre. Note, however, that with 12,000+ submissions per year, it’s a very difficult market to break into. They do have an annual short story contest in the Fall.


MAGAZINES, E-ZINE, GENERAL, THAT PUBLISH MYSTERY STORIES

Amazon Shorts, a/k/a Kindle Singles
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000700491
Anyone can submit original work to Kindle Singles, both new and established voices--from bestselling novelists to previously unpublished writers. They want stories between 5,000 and 30,000 words.

Dark Discoveries
http://www.darkdiscoveries.com/
Accepts stories in the Horror / Dark Fantasy and Dark Mystery vein, up to 5,000 words

Eclectica
http://www.eclectica.org/
Eclectica is a quarterly World Wide Web journal devoted to showcasing the best writing on the web, regardless of genre. No restrictions on length.

Every Day Fiction
http://www.everydayfiction.com/
Every Day Fiction is a magazine that specializes in publishing a new short story of 1,000 words or fewer every day at 7:30am EST (4:30am PST). They accept all genres, including mystery.

On the Premises
http://www.onthepremises.com/
Stories published in On The Premises are winning entries in contests that are held every four months. Each contest challenges writers to produce a story based on a broad premise that editors supply as part of the contest.

Pedestal Magazine
http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/
They “are receptive to high-quality literary fiction of all sorts, including traditional and experimental works. Genre fiction (such as science fiction, horror, mystery, and romance) is encouraged as long as it crosses or comments upon its genre and is both character-driven and psychologically acute.”

Static Movement
http://www.staticmovement.com/
Accepts all stories, as long as they’re “clean.” Reprints are also OK.

Vestal Review
http://www.vestalreview.net/guidelines.html
Flash fiction, including mystery, 500 words maximum

Yellow Mama
http://blackpetalsks.tripod.com/yellowmama/index.html
Accepts cutting edge, erotica, hardboiled, horror, literary, noir, psychological/horror, up to 3,500 words


MISCELLANEOUS

Short Story Radio
http://www.shortstoryradio.com/
Chosen stories will be recorded by a professional voice actor and published on their website. There is no restriction on period or style but the story must be fictional and maximum 3,000 words


SHORT STORY DATABASES & REVIEWS

Mystery Short Fiction from 1990
http://www.philsp.com/homeville/MSF/0start.htm
An Index to Mystery Magazines, Anthologies, and Single-Author Collections

Nasty, Brutish and Short
http://nastybrutishshort.blogspot.com/
Short reviews of short stories for those with short attention spans.


TRADE MAGAZINES

Booklist
http://www.booklistonline.com/
Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials. It is geared toward libraries and booksellers and has both print and online subscriptions. It’s published twice monthly September through June and then monthly in July and August. It’s one of the “Big Four” review publications.

Editor and Publisher Magazine
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/
Available in both online and print subscriptions, Editor and Publisher focuses on industry trends, with commentary and analysis.

Kirkus Reviews
http://www.kirkusreviews.com/
Kirkus Reviews was founded in 1933 and is published 24 times annually with reviews printed three to four months pre-publication of approximately 5,000 titles per year. It’s one of the “Big Four” review publications

Library Journal
http://www.libraryjournal.com/
Library Journal is a trade publication for librarians (founded by Melvil Dewey of Dewey decimal fame), and features news from the library world, with articles about aspects of library standards and practices. In its 132nd year of publication, Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field. Considered to be the “bible” of the library world, LJ is read by over 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries.

Literary Marketplace
http://www.literarymarketplace.com/
Has both print and online publications featuring listings on more than 30,000 companies, books, periodicals, awards, courses, or events
 
Publishers Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/
Publishers Weekly is a weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents, with print and online versions. It’s one of the “Big Four” review publications


NEWSPAPERS ONLINE

Boston Globe
www.boston.com/news/globe/
Free articles from the paper; you don’t have to register for the first few, after that, you’ll have to set up a free account; a fee is required for archived articles prior to 2003; the archives go back to 1979.

Chicago Tribune
www.chicagotribune.com/
Like most online newspaper, the Trib requires registration, which allows access to contemorary articles for free and a fee for archived articles, which date back to 1985; there are various purchasing plans for articles

Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/
The Monitor has an archives dating back to 1908. Articles from 1908 to 1980 have fees. Articles from 1980 to the present are free and require no registration.

LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/
Until recently, registration was required to read any articles, even daily ones; however, that seems to have changed. Their archives dates back to 1985 and requires fees.

Miami Herald
http://www.miamiherald.com/
Current articles are available free, without registration; archives from 1982 have fees.

NewsLibrary
http://nl.newsbank.com/
Searching through NewsLibrary's collection of newspaper archives from close to 1700 newspapers is free and unlimited. You will be offered payment options only after you select to download the full-text of any article.

Newspaper Archives
http://www.newspaperarchive.com/
As a member of NewspaperARCHIVE.com, you can search through 2000+ newspaper titles, the largest newspaper collection available online,with 2.5 million new pages every month. Daily archives are free; others require membership.

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com
You are required to register for daily articles, which are free. Until recently, articles back to 1981 are fee-based, but the Times is changing their policy. No, the entire site will be free to all readers, and the archives from 1987 to the present will be available without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986, and some will be free.

Paperboy
http://www.thepaperboy.com/
A searchable database of links to online newspapers from all U.S. states and around the world

Philadelphia Inquirer
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/
Current articles are free, no registration. Their archives include the Phildelphia Inquirer dating back to 1981 and the Phildelphia Daily News, datinb back to 1978, both of which incur fees.

US Newspaper List
http://www.usnpl.com/
Organized by state, alphabetically, then by city

USA Today
http://usatoday.com/
Current articles are free, no registration.

Washington Post
www.washingtonpost.com/
You can access a few articles without registration; otherwise, you’ll have to register for the articles, which are free for the past 14 days. Archives from 1877 have fees.