Known for pushing the boundaries of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions issues an open call for submissions to its latest crime/mystery anthology. Palm trees, beaches, and all the heat one can handle is what Pro Se seeks for Crime Down Island.
“Everybody loves a good island story,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se Editor in Chief and Partner in the company. “Tales from the South Seas, adventures in the Caribbean, intrigue in Key West, it doesn’t matter. Island tales are fun romps of action and excitement for fans of genre fiction. Throw crime into that and you have a powder keg of Pulp and Danger ready to explode. From fedora wearing transplants from the North hiding out until the heat is off to homegrown criminals and cops roaming the beaches, crime finds its way to the tropics. So it fits that Pro Se would go ‘down island’ for some great crime fiction
Crime Down Island stories must be set from 1900 forward to the modern day. No magic, paranormal, or extraordinary devices may be worked into the story. Having said that, depending on the locale, religious and superstitious beliefs that appear to be paranormal or magic can definitely be utilized as a part of the tale. Stories for this volume may be straight up mysteries with the lead characters being policemen, detectives, etc. Stories may also and are encouraged to focus on those who commit crimes, the villains or the island ‘gangsters’ that may be committing crimes. Stories can be Noirish, Hard Boiled, or any style appropriate.
Crime Down Island must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors not previously published by Pro Se Productions must submit a writing sample of at least two pages with their proposals. Authors whose proposals are accepted must submit the first four pages of their accepted stories as quickly as possible for review by Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals.
Crime Down Island is scheduled for publication in late 2015 by Pro Se Productions.
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