an on-line mystery magazine, is open for submissions. We are looking
for stories in all mystery categories from cozy to hard-boiled, and
also cross-over stories that combine mystery with other genres such
as fantasy, SF, supernatural and Western. Whatever the genre, the
quality of the writing is the most important element.
The editors at Mysterical-e are dedicated to the promotion of short
mystery fiction and the development of emerging writers. As fellow
writers, we understand how frustrating the submissions process can
be, so we're trying something new with Mysterical-e. Send us your
best mystery short fiction and, if it's not ready for publication,
we'll tell you why not and offer suggestions on how it can be improved.
We encourage everyone from whom we request a rewrite to give it their
very best effort -- we'd much rather accept than reject!
payment, but a chance for your work to be published on-line and available
to the world!
mystery genres and cross-overs considered; story must include a crime
element; we are open to, but may choose not to publish, graphic language,
sex and violence; such elements will be considered in the context
of the story.
Fiction up to 3,000 words; mystery-writing related non-fiction up
to 5,000 words.
story/article to firstname.lastname@example.org
in the body of the e-mail; no attachments please.
query letter or bio is necessary, but DO include your email address
and name. Stories will be published under real or pen names, but not
submit only one story at a time and do not submit a second story until
you have received a response to your first.
unique system includes a "resubmit" option, in which we will ask an
author of a promising story to revise it based on our critique and
resubmit it to us. Each story is eligible for two resubmits, after
which, if it is not accepted, it will be rejected.
stories are posted to our website. Stories are collected into issues
periodically and sent to our subscribers.
retain all rights to their work, but grant us permission to publish
it on our website and in ezine format.