Call for Submissions!
Following on the heels of Murder On Sunset Boulevard and LAndmarked For Murder, Sisters In Crime/LA announces a call for submissions for the next anthology: Murder in La-La Land.
From the heartland to the great plains, from the eastern seaboard to the deltas of the Mississippi, you’ve heard it said. . .“Only In L.A.”
What we’re looking for:
A brand new story of 7,000 words maximum (stories cannot have been previously published anywhere, including personal websites).
Each story should contain a murder (though bonus crimes are fine).
The story should center on or call attention to the things that make L.A. unique
Stories may be contemporary or historical.
Stories may be in any subgenre (cozy, hard boiled, etc.)
To submit you must be a member in good standing of Sisters In Crime/LA at the time of submission and for the 2009 calendar year (O. C. and Hawaii Chapters also accepted).
Up to TWO story submissions per member allowed.
The Deadline for submission is February 28, 2009. We anticipate publication of the anthology in late 2009 or early 2010, with proceeds from the sale going to Sisters In Crime/LA. We are purposefully offering writers a generous amount of time to come up with their best story. . . don’t put it off! Start thinking about your submission now!
Submission Guidelines: Please follow these submission guidelines when submitting your story. Failure to do so may result in your story not being considered for publication.
Submissions accepted by email only.
Manuscripts should be WORD or Rich Text documents only, double-spaced and margins set to at least 1” on all sides. Indent the first line of each new paragraph by five spaces. Use a standard font like Courier or Times New Roman-12 pt. Underline words to be italicized.
Submissions are “blind” so your name should appear only on a separate cover/title page. In the upper right corner of the cover page, single spaced, include author’s real name, your address, your phone number, email and word count. In the middle of the cover/title page, type the title of your story in CAPS. Two lines down type “by” [Your name here, pen names okay]. DO NOT include your name on any page other than the cover/title page.
Begin your story on the next page one-third of the way down. Include the title in CAPS but no author name. On each page, except the title page, in the header’s upper right corner, type [keyword from title] – [page #]. At the end of your story type END or ####.
Submitter understands that publication of submitted work is at the soul discretion of Sisters In Crime/LA.
Email your submission to: SinCLAsubmissions@roadrunner.com