The Best New True Crime Stories 2021/ How to submit ($130 + publication + 2 print copies)

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

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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 [email protected]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).
  • Publication
  • 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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