RARA-AVIS: short story markets

DOUGLAS GREENE (dgreene@odu.edu)
Mon, 23 Mar 1998 09:51:45 EST > As for where fans can find consistent crime shorts, I can name about seven
> American markets, maybe two British. For literary stuff, about 200 various
> journals. Little off balance? Isn't there enough new crime writing to
> support a few more journals?

There are only two generally distributed professional
journals--ALFRED HITCHCOCK and ELLERY QUEEN--and I think that anyone
who loves the short story form--noir or otherwise--should support
them. (Both will shortly go to a larger format; the old digest size
can't get magazine-rack display anymore.)

Otherwise, there are a number of smaller magazines: NEW MYSTERY,

The best paying is PLAYBOY, which likes to have big name
authors--Joyce Carol Oates, Donald Westlake, Mickey Spillane, Larry
Block, &c.--as a way of seeming respectable.

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