Sunday, January 26, 2014

Murder at the Beach Anthology

This post is more for writers than readers, but it is exciting. The world's largest mystery fan convention, Bouchercon, is putting together a short story anthology and has released a call for submissions (see below). The conference is being held from November 13-16 in Long Beach but story submission are due in March. The theme is Murder at the Beach. If you aren't a short story writer, but want to learn more about the conference the website is pretty comprehensive and there is also a Facebook page. I'll be talking more about Bouchercon itself as the conference gets closer. 

Here is the call for submissions:

Writers are encouraged to submit a short story for the Murder at The Beach Bouchercon Anthology, to be published for Bouchercon 2014 and edited by Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Award winner Dana Cameron.

Murder at The Beach

Submit six (6) blind copies of your story to

PO Box 290789
Port Orange, FL 32127-0789

All author contact information, including email address and phone number, must be on the cover letter only. The stories will not be returned. Do not send SASE.

Stories must be original, not previously published anywhere else. Stories should be between 3,500 and 5,500 words. One story submission only. Carefully follow the manuscript guidelines, which will be adhered to without exception.

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2014. Manuscripts must be received by that date and postmarked no later than March 20, 2014.

To receive acknowledgement of receipt of submission, include a SAS postcard with submission. Authors will be notified when the final selections have been made. An announcement will also be made on this website in early June 2014.

With any questions, email

1 comment:

  1. I wish I was into writing short stories because this is very cool.