H is for Harrow

For the month of April, all of my "A to Z" posts are directly related to my writing: the markets where I submit my work, in particular.

The Harrow Press publishes POD anthologies, and currently:

 "MORTIS OPERANDI is looking for stories that revolve around the investigation of a crime and in which the supernatural plays a central role. While we’re expecting a fair share of murders, we strongly encourage stories that revolve around OTHER kinds of crime — for example, arson, assault, blackmail, bullying, burglary, dowry death, embezzlement, fraud, kidnapping, larceny, libel, piracy, product liability, slavery, smuggling, terrorism, treason, and toxic pollution are all fair game.

By “supernatural” we mean magic, monsters, and/or miracles, but we don’t consider psychic abilities (although the inclusion of a minor character possessing them will not in itself disqualify a story), extraterrestrial life, or UFOs to be supernatural.

Types of stories may include whodunits, police procedurals, hardboiled fiction, and courtroom dramas. All genres and treatments are welcome, including ecclesiastic, fantasy, humor, horror, historical, military, romance, and parody. Settings outside the U.S. and U.K. are welcome. Settings on other worlds aren’t.

We want well-written stories that demonstrate originality of concept and plot. Zombies, vampires, and werewolves will be a hard sell, and romantically inclined vampires will be staked on sight. Think outside of the coffin."

Pro:  a paying market ($50 for your story + 1 contributor’s copy)

Con:  they hold all rights for two years, after which time said rights revert to the author

I haven’t submitted anything yet, but with such a broad spectrum of acceptable supernatural crimes, I’m sure I will.

Thanks for visiting; enjoy the next "H" stop on your A to Z tour!
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