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Taking Submissions: Guilty Crime Story Magazine 2021

August 1

Deadline: August 1st, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: Crime Fiction.

Guilty publishes crime fiction. The term covers a wide range of potential topics and styles, so we are interested in seeing your take on the theme.

However, there are some things we will not consider:

Cozies.

Police procedurals.

Anything with a speculative element.

Anything that glories in violence for the sake of violence, particularly against women, children, minorities or animals. Violence can be an element of many types of crime stories, but it must be an integral part of the story.

Detective stories will be a hard sell, not because we don’t like them, but because they are not typically crime stories, per se, but have more in common with the police procedural rather than other types of crime story. 

For fiction:

Stories from 1,000 to 6,000 words will be considered. This is firmStories below or above that range will be rejected. A flat ten dollar ($10) payment will be made for all stories, regardless of length, via PayPal after signature of contract.

Stories must be original and previously unpublished in any format, including your personal blog, social media, etc

Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions will not be considered.

Guilty acquires First World Rights, with a period of exclusivity of one year after publication.

For non-fiction:

Guilty will consider non-fiction articles of up to 1,500 words. Pitch first for articles. A flat five dollar ($5) payment will be made for all articles, regardless of length, via PayPal after signature of contract.

Articles must be original and previously unpublished in any format, including your personal blog, social media, etc

Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions will not be considered.

Guilty acquires First World Rights, with a period of exclusivity of one year after publication.

For art and photography:

Guilty will consider artwork and photography for both cover art and interior use, depending on current needs. A flat fifteen dollar ($15) payment will be made for selected cover art or cover photo. A flat ten dollar ($10) payment will be made for any artwork selected for interior use.

How to submit:

Send all submissions and pitches to guiltycrimemag @ gmail.com (without spaces) with the following subject format: Submission – Type of Submission <Fiction, Non-Fiction, Art> – <Title of Submission> – <Submitter’s Name>.

In the body of your email, include a cover letter with your story’s title and word-count, and your contact information, as well as a brief bio of no more than seventy-five words (one or two sentences).

Follow Shunn’s manuscript format with an easy to read font, such as Calibri or similar. Make sure to include your name and contact information in the upper right hand corner of the first page and word-count in the upper left. Send only .doc, .docx, or .rtf files for text submissions. Any other format will be deleted unread.

We will try to make a decision within ninety (90) days. Do not query before then. If you have not heard back after one-hundred-twenty (120) days please follow up as something may have gone wrong.

Via: Guilty Crime Magazine.

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Date:
August 1