Taking Submissions: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: Medical Mysteries

Deadline: February 15th, 2022
Payment: $100 and a paperback copy
Theme: Collection of traditional Sherlock Holmes stories that must somehow connect to the theme of “medical mystery”.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: Medical Mysteries
Description: A collection of traditional Sherlock Holmes stories that must somehow connect to the theme of “medical mystery”. This could include Holmes investigating a crime committed at Bart’s hospital, having a nurse as a client, or figuring out the cause of a strange illness killing off some of London’s wealthiest citizens. The topic is quite broad on purpose and we invite authors to be creative with their submissions.

This anthology is in collaboration with Dr. Ed Chan who is raising awareness of lung disease caused by Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria, a very difficult-to-treat (often times incurable) and increasingly prevalent form of pneumonia (related to tuberculosis) caused by microorganisms that are acquired from our home and outdoor environments. A portion of the proceeds raised from the book will go to help fund research work on this disease to the Denver Research Institute, one of several non-profit (501c3) organizations mandated by the U.S. Congress to help orchestrate research relevant for military veterans. DRI is affiliated with the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. NONE of the proceeds will go for Dr. Chan’s salary.
Guidelines: a 5,000 – 10,000 word pastiche (okay to go over or under some) that is canonically accurate (i.e. Holmes and Watson should be the Holmes and Watson we encounter in Doyle’s writings) and connects to the medical theme of the anthology.
Authors may submit multiple stories to the anthology.
Rights: All authors shall retain the rights to their submitted work outside of the anthology and may reprint their submission one year after the anthology’s publication date.
Payment: Authors shall receive $100 for each accepted submission and a paperback copy of the anthology.
Submission: Email submissions to [email protected] with the headline: ATTN: MEDICAL MYSTERIES. Please attach the submission as a word document.
Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2022.
Publication Date: Spring 2022

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