Submission call: Down & Out Books wants noir crime fiction for upcoming anthology Due Nov. 30, pays pro-rata share of royalties

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Down & Out Books wants hardboiled crime fiction for the upcoming anthology Mickey Finn. The editor, Michael Bracken, writes:

Mickey Finn isn’t watered-down mysteries for dilettantes; it’s a crime-fiction cocktail that will knock readers into a literary stupor.

An annual anthology of hardboiled and noir crime fiction to be released each fall beginning in 2020, Mickey Finn will pick up where the three-volume Fedora anthology series left off, pushing hard against the boundaries of crime fiction. Contributors will be encouraged to push their work into places short crime fiction doesn’t often go, into a world where the mean streets seem gentrified by comparison and happy endings are the exception rather than the rule.

Submitting to Mickey Finn

  • Publisher: Down & Out Books
  • Publication: Mickey Finn
  • Publication type: anthology
  • Editor: Michael Bracken
  • Word count: 3,000 words to 8,000 words
  • Payment: pro-rata share of royalties
  • Rights the publisher asks for: Not specified.
  • Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018
  • Publication date: Fall 2020
  • Response time: Autoresponse sent to acknowledge submissions within 7 days; acceptance decisions by February 2019.
  • Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word (.doc preferred)
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? Not specified.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? Yes. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.
  • Who to contact with questions: Submissions@CrimeFictionWriter.com

Find more details at Submissions | Crime Fiction Writer, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!

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