Do you have a true crime story to tell? Submit to the best new true crime stories: Partners in crime and/or the best new true crime stories: Unsolved Crimes & mysteries. A great opportunity to get your story out there
For The Best New True Crime Stories : Partners in Crime, they are interested in;
- Nonfiction, true crime accounts featuring lawbreaking couples who have joined forces to commit crime
- These couples can be married, domestic partners, or lovers. Stories can take place anywhere in the world and be from any time period.
The Best New True Crime Stories : Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries, they are interested in;
- Seeking nonfiction, true crime accounts of unsolved criminal cases and mysteries that can take place anywhere in the world and be from any time period. Material can cover a wide range of criminal activity.
- First-person accounts are especially welcome from writers with a connection to their cases. Add something new to the story, a different viewpoint or angle.
- Material must be meticulously fact-checked before submission, including dates, names, locations, etc. This is a nonfiction book, so it’s imperative that everything is 100% correct.
Important: Query first with a brief pitch. (Note that acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance/publication of your material).
Deadline for Submission
The Best New True Crime Stories : Partners in Crime
June 1, 2021
The Best New True Crime Stories : Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries
Sept. 1, 2021
I select material on an on-going basis; writers who submit work in advance of the deadline often have a better chance of acceptance. Please do not submit material at the last minute
Eligibility for The Best New True Crime Stories 2021
- Writers from anywhere in the world
- Writers can be of any age
- No entry fee
- Entries must be nonfiction and an original work of the writer
Guidelines for The Best New True Crime Stories 2021
- Word count of 4,000 – 7,000
- Entry should be sent as a Word document only
- Entries should be sent via email to TheBestNewTrueCrimeStories@gmail.com (not case sensitive)
- The subject line should be True Crime submission.
Entries should be formatted as below:
- Double-spaced Arial 12-point
- Do not indent paragraphs, instead enter one space between them
- No irregular spacing between words or sentences. No footnotes or endnotes
- No photos/graphics
- A bibliography is optional (if you choose to include one, format in Chicago Manual of Style.)
- American spelling and punctuation only (i.e. double quote marks, etc.)
- Include your legal name, postal address, and an author bio of up to 100 words written in the third person
- No simultaneous submissions.
If you don’t receive an acknowledgement within a week of submitting your material, definitely follow up!
Payment for The Best New True Crime Stories 2021
- $130 Contributor fees paid approximately one month following publication (Preferred payment method: PayPal).
- 2 print copies of the book. Contributor fees paid approximately one month following publication. (Preferred payment method: PayPal.)
For: Non-exclusive rights, with one-year’s exclusivity from date of publication
The Best New True Crime Stories: Partners in Crime will be published in Winter 2022 by Mango Publishing Group, USA.
The Best New True Crime Stories: Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries will be published in Summer 2022 by Mango Publishing Group, USA.
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