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« on: April 27, 2003, 10:00:06 pm »
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Crimewave is unique in the publishing world. It is strongly recommended that you study at least one volume before submitting.

We are looking for outstanding modern stories of crime, mystery and suspense, as well as borderline material which uses genre elements in a new way. Many Crimewave stories are selected for reprint in various Year’s Best anthologies, others win prestigious awards (we have published two winners of the CWA/Macallan Short Story Dagger in just three years of eligibility), and just about every unagented contributor receives a letter of interest from at least one major London literary agency.

Stories are welcome all year round. We are never closed to submissions. There is no minimum length requirement, but stories should be no longer than about 15,000 words (if longer, please query first — if much longer, it may be suitable for the spin-off Crimewave Specials range). Please send just one story at a time, mailed flat or folded no more than once, in standard manuscript format, with a covering letter and adequate return postage (ie a stamped, self-addressed envelope).

There are two addresses to which you can send your submissions. North American contributors may find it easier (and cheaper) to send their stories to the US address. All others should send their submissions to the UK address. North American writers are welcome to send their submissions to the UK address, but these should be disposable manuscripts and an email address should be listed for reply (this option is for submissions from overseas only — always enclose a SASE otherwise). All submissions must be in hard copy; please do not send any unsolicited submissions via email, they will simply be deleted.

Make sure Crimewave is on the envelope — we publish more than one magazine, we don’t want to waste time trying to work out which one you're submitting to!

Please don’t send simultaneous submissions or reprints.

Our average reply time is about eight weeks, but please don’t query status of manuscripts sooner than three months.

You can send your submissions to one of two addresses (but never both!).

The UK office is Crimewave, Andy Cox, TTA Press, 5 Martins Lane, Witcham, Ely, Cambs CB6 2LB.

The US office is Crimewave, Wayne Edwards, TTA Press, 360 W. 76th Ave., #H, Anchorage, AK 99518.

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