7th December 2021


Crimeucopia is going into a short (around 6 months) suspension while we work on our Social Media profile/presence. Of the outstanding projects, Tales from the Back Porch will hopefully be released in January 2022, followed by Say What Now? in March 2022 - marking 12 months since the release of The Lady Thrillers.


While the submissions window is closed, new project titles will be looked at prior to reopening for submissions, and these will be posed up in the usual way.


Many thanks for your time and understanding while we try and improve our Socials.


Crimeucopia is intended to be a quarterly First Filled - First to Publish anthology style ‘magazine’ – with an approximate release of March, June, September and December. Vaguely themed the Free-for-All has now been dropped due to the amount of submissions being received.


Submission window

is now closed until further notice


The first half of 2022 will be closed for submissions

due to getting our Social Media more prominent


Multiple Submissions are acceptable (within reason) - due to several recent experiences Simultaneous Submissions are no longer being accepted

Reprints - Please, please, please leave a respectable amount of time between initial publication and offering them up to us.

The original publishers will want to generate sales, rather than having them undermined by yet another instance of the fiction appearing elsewhere.


Due to our Small Press/Semi-Pro nature, MIP is not our full-time, salary paying job. This means we are not scanning for emails 24/7-366 (to take into account Leap Years), so please hold off for around 60 days before clicking the send button on that Why aren’t you bastards talking to me about my submission!?! email.  We don’t intend to run a slushpile, however, we will accept material with a provisional publication date that may slide right if unforeseen circumstances raise their nasty little pointed heads. Your understanding in regard to this happening is much appreciated. To make this more palatable, the intention is also to pay on acceptance, rather than on publication.


Submissions are via email attachments to [email protected] with a subject line of SUBMISSIONS_Crimeucopia_<Your Name>_<Story Title>


Publishing will be through IngramSpark (both paper and ebook) as they have a much wider distribution – though Amazon will be used to cover that side of the Internet based distributors.


Intended format is  standard UK Paperback (129mm x 198mm) US B-Format, usually with a matte cover, and around 280 pages.


Please Note:- We are not looking for pure Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, or work involving pre-existing characters (ie Fan Fiction).


Our thanks are also due to Sue Jones for the Murderous Pen logo - copyright © Sue Jones 2011

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