Mystery Weekly Magazine

Mystery Weekly Magazine is a monthly short fiction magazine featuring crime and mystery stories, available in the App Store and Google Play. We are always looking for new submissions and offer modest per-word compensation, plus a complementary copy. Average response time is two weeks.

Published: October 10, 2015

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest. Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller. Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres: Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – …

Published: October 8, 2015

Annual Short Story Contest

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story: “I got more than I bargained for!” We would like to encourage mystery stories, but the genre is open. • Story must be 1000 – 2000 words. • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc. • Entry must not …

Published: August 10, 2015

Aestas 2015

Unlike our earlier contests, Aestas 2015 is not theme bound. There is no restriction on genre, but for consistency of presentation, we do not accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit. Apart from general fiction, we are also open to quality tales involving mystery or suspense (think John Le Carre’ or Graham Greene) …

Published: July 10, 2015

Di Angelo Publications

We are a modernized publishing firm with an interest in all genres. We accept submissions at [email protected] year round. All submissions are reviewed.

Published: June 29, 2015

New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series

New Rivers Press is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, thriller/suspense, westerns, young adult, inspirational and all sub-genres within and across those categories, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value. Manuscripts will …

Published: June 22, 2015

The Writer’s “Crime Pays”

“Crime fiction deals with the mysteries we all face: What’s going to happen? How will it end? Will good triumph over evil? Can we find order in the chaos? It does not limit a good writer but makes every aspect of the human experience available to the writer and to the reader.” –David C. Taylor, …

Published: June 17, 2015

Seeking Humor Books

Humor Writers: here’s a chance to promote your work and for some “overdue recognition.” We are seeking content written with a sense of humor. All genres are accepted as long as humor is a dominant part of the writing. Judges are looking for quality, attention-grabbing prose that make readers smirk, laugh out loud or embrace …

Published: June 15, 2015

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Published: June 10, 2015