2nd April 2021
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 - please note the reduced number of available windows
April 2nd to May 31st
October 1st to November 30th
Multiple submissions are acceptable (within reason) - however, due to various experiences simultaneous submissions are no longer required.
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.
Intended themes – always open to interpretation – include:-
Severed heads blocking drains (no Taggart “There’s been a mudder!” impressions, please) – or an item discovered in an attic trunk – something found while skip diving – or not found, as the case may be.
The 'I's Have It
Investigators - either Private or Public Sector - Investigators who are even unlicenced - we're looking for material that sets a tone as well as a scene, and puts some meat on those shallow grave bones.
Give us your tales of Crime, Passion and L for Love - Is it always a driving force for crime? Is it the centre of the crime itself? Hitchcock may well have said Dial M For Murder, but we say Dial C for Crime, extension L for Love
See also Side Projects for details of niche projects that are slow time burners
Other 'themes' will be added - however, although the release schedule for 2021 is now complete, it doesn't mean we won't have a double-barrel release.
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