Essays, articles, and reviews
We are always on the lookout for great writing that adds to the conversation surrounding crime fiction, crime television, and crime films. If you have an idea for an article, book review, or think piece that you’d like to contribute to our site, please put together a synopsis pitch two or three paragraphs in length and submit it using the form below.
If we like the concept, we’ll be in touch with instructions on the next step.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that we are unable to remit any sort of payment at this time. Our hope is to create a community and conversation around crime fiction that is vibrant enough to allow for payment in the future, but we do not have the financial means at this time. We ask for three months exclusivity from the date of publication and the right to keep the piece on our site in perpetuity, but will not restrict your usage in any other way. It’s your work. We want to keep it that way while helping you share it with the world.
NON-FICTION PITCH FORM
If you have a short story that you’d like to submit for consideration to be published on our site, please put together a one-paragraph pitch and submit it using the fiction form below. If we like the premise, we will follow up and request the full manuscript for consideration.
Our guidelines are simple. We will consider crime fiction short stories 1500-5000 words in length. We will consider reprints, assuming you have the rights back. If you want guidelines on content, consider picking up one of our print anthologies.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that we cannot provide payment for stories at this time, though this may change in the future. We take first online publication rights with guaranteed rights to keep the story on our site in perpetuity, with a handshake agreement that the story will not be published anywhere else online for three months from the date of publication. Otherwise, we do not restrict rights of the story in any way. It’s your work. We want to keep it that way while helping you share it with the world.