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Taking Submissions: All Due Respect Issue 4

August 1, 2014


Deadline: August 1st, 2014
Payment: $25

All Due Respect is a quarterly digital and hard copy magazine featuring fiction and non-fiction. We work with publisher Full Dark City Press.

If you want in, here’s what we’re looking for:

FICTION: Pay is $25. We are seeking to become an approved publisher with the Mystery Writers of America, which would mean that published stories would be eligible for the Edgar Awards.

Every issue is sent for consideration in the annual Best American Mystery Stories series, the O. Henry Awards, and the Spinetingler Awards. The editors will also select individual stories to be nominated for the storySouth Million Writers Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Derringers, and any other relevant contests.

We want fully developed stories about crime, so minimum 2,000 words. (There’s no maximum.) We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Submit one story at a time. No reprints. If we reject your story, wait at least a month before sending another one. We will respond to your submission within a week. If your story is accepted, the story should not be published anywhere else until six months after publication.

You must format your story as follows:
1) First line of paragraphs indented .25 inches (NOT using the tab key or the space bar! If you do this, then we have to manually reformat the entire story. This is the most important direction–if you don’t do this, we will reject your story automatically.) Here’s a web site that shows you how to do indent the first line of a paragraph in MS Word.
2) Double-spaced.
3) One space after periods.
4) Three asterisks *** centered to indicate scene breaks.
5) File titled: Last name_title of story.doc (or .docx, .rtf).
6) Do NOT send Open Office files (.odt). If this is all you have, cut and paste the story into the body of the email.

Deadline for issue 4 is August 1.

NON-FICTION: We’d like to see creative non-fiction related to crime writing. You could talk about the research process for your latest novel; trends in the industry; the best cities for setting a crime fiction book–or anything else related to the genre. Send a manuscript or pitch letter.

We also publish reviews of crime, mystery, thriller, etc.

Also, we’re reviewing every single freakin’ book in legendary publisher Hard Case Crime’s catalogue. Shoot us a line if you’re interested in reviewing one of HCC’s books.

All submissions should be sent to [email protected] and addressed to editors Chris Rhatigan and Mike Monson. The deadline for submissions for issue 3 is April 15.


August 1, 2014