What they want:
Our aim is to showcase Indiana authors. We want crime fiction that takes place in Indiana and prefer stories written by Hoosiers or those who have a connection to the Hoosier state. Crime stories with horror and/or science fiction elements are especially welcome.
So what are we looking for? We want pulp. We want grit. We want heroes and villains, the famous and the infamous, the notorious and glorious. We want raw characters with all their quirks, habits, flaws and vices in full bloom. Give us stories filled with outlaws, gangsters, crooks, thieves, private eyes, marshals, detectives, sheriffs, detectives and amateur sleuths. Throw those characters headlong into bootlegging, hi-jacks, drug running, train robberies, bank heists, corporate crime, extortion, murder, fakes and forgeries. The tale can be about crooks or the cops who catch them. The era can be present day, the 1800’s or any time in between. You decide. The tale can have elements of other genres, like horror, sci-fi, western, urban fantasy or steampunk. If your story is a good one, and involves a crime in Indiana, we want to see it. Think Seth Harwood, Ken Bruen, The Late Robert B. Parker, Elmore and Peter Leonard, J. Lee Butts, Victor Gischler, Sean Doolittle, Jeff Somers, Marcus Sakey, Duane Swierczynski, Jim Thompson, Don Winslow, Richard Stark, Vachss or Hammett and Chandler or John Connolly. Above all, give us a story that makes us want to keep reading.
Deadline: Submissions open March 1, 2013 – Open until filled.
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Payment: The top two stories, one favorite selected by each editor, will receive payment of $25. Additionally, all authors selected will have their bio and photograph published in the anthology with their story.
Submission Guidelines: http://jwkfiction.com/index.php/opsub