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Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

Literary Magazine


Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine latest issue

The finest in crime and suspense short fiction.

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Pays$0.05 per word

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 12000 words max

Max words: 12000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Mystery

Payment: $ 0.05 per word

We are looking for stories that are fresh, well told, and absorbing, and have not been previously published elsewhere. They should be entirely fiction: Please do not send us stories based on actual crimes, for instance, or other real-life events.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Our online submissions form for fiction asks for your name, e-mail address, cover letter, story title, and story. Your cover letter should state a little about you and your publishing history (briefly!), and any other relevant information.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All stories and poems should be in standard manuscript format and submitted in .DOC, .DOCX, or .RTF format.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    We are interested in nearly every kind of mystery: stories of detection of the classic kind, police procedurals, private eye tales, suspense, courtroom dramas, stories of espionage, and so on. We ask only that the story be about a crime (or the threat or fear of one). We sometimes accept ghost stories or supernatural tales, but those also should involve a crime.

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For over sixty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has been one of the foremost publishers of mystery, crime, and suspense short stories, offering mystery fiction of the broadest range and the highest quality. Home to many renowned authors, including Martin Limón, Jane K. Cleland, Loren Estle...

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    Linda Landrigan