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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.
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
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
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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