We purchase short "solve-it-yourself" mysteries of 700 words--a count that includes the narrative and the solution. Stories should be cleverly plotted, entertaining cliffhangers that end with a challenge to the reader to figure out whodunnit or howdunnit. The solution to the mystery is provided in a separate box.
Robbery, burglary, fraud and murder
are acceptable subjects, but spare the readers any gory details or
excessive violence, please! We are also not interested in ghost stories,
science fiction or fantasy.
We pay $500 per mystery and retain First North American Serial Rights for six months after publication.