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Taking Submissions: Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Mystery 1882

June 30, 2021

Deadline: June 30th, 2021
Payment: $100 OR $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits (whichever amount is GREATER) and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Sherlock Holmes mysteries taking place in 1882

Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Mystery 1882
“When I glance over my notes and records of the Sherlock Holmes cases between the years ’82 and ’90, I am faced by so many which present strange and interesting features that it is no easy matter to know which to choose and which to leave.” – Dr. Watson
Synopsis: Watson mentions that 1882 is one of the years with strange and interesting cases, yet the canon contains not a single adventure from this year. What happened during Holmes and Watson’s second year in Baker Street? What thrilling mysteries did they solve? Find out in Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Mysteries – 1882.

This collection contains a dozen cases, one for each month of the year, from January to December.
Submission Guidelines: Stories must be canonical in nature. Holmes and Watson should be young and still getting to know each other.
Authors interested in participating should first send a synopsis of their adventure and the month of the year they wish it to take place. If your story does not need a specific month (i.e. it takes place in autumn and could be in September, October, or November) please let us know that as well. Once your synopsis has been accepted, you should begin drafting the story.
Submission length: 5,000 – 10,0000 words (it is okay to go over some).
Payment: Authors shall receive a payment of $100 OR $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits (whichever amount is GREATER) and a paperback copy of the anthology.
Rights: Authors shall retain rights to their work. We only retain the rights to the story within the publication.
Submission deadline for proposals is June 30th, 2021. Submission deadline for stories is August 15th, 2021.
Send proposals and submissions in a word document that is double spaced, in Times New Roman, and in 14 point font to [email protected] with the heading ATTN: SHERLOCK HOLMES A YEAR OF MYSTERY 1882.

Via: Derrick Belanger’s Facebook.


June 30, 2021