Editor Michael Bracken seeks contemporary hardboiled and noir detective stories featuring Texan private eyes for the 2019 anthology The Eyes of Texas. Stories should take place in Texas, although brief forays into other parts of Texarkana or across the border in Mexico are fine if they make sense as part of the overall plot.
Bracken wants stories that “represent the cultural, ethnic, gender, and political differences found throughout the state.” He has edited five crime fiction anthologies, and his work has been included in The Best American Mystery Stories and the editors of The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories.
- Publication: Down & Out Books
- Publication type: Anthology
- Word count:4,000–6,000 words
- Payment: Royalties split among contributors
- Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017
- Projected publication date: Fall 2019 during Bouchercon 2019, the World Mystery Convention
- Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word, preferably .doc format
- Response time: Wait until February 2018 for notification of decisions
- Simultaneous and multiple submissions: The editor will consider multiple submissions, but will accept a maximum of one story per author. He prefers not to receive work under consideration elsewhere (simultaneous submissions).
- Will they take reprints? No.
Get all the details, including where to submit, at Michael Bracken | www.CrimeFictionWriter.com | The Eyes of Texas.