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Guilty Crime Story Magazine

Literary Magazine



Guilty Crime Story Magazine publishes stories that embody the essence of noir: we're all guilty, it's only a matter of degree.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 30 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Crime, Noir

Payment: $ 10

Stories from 3,000 to 5,000 words will be considered. This is firm. Stories below or above that range will be rejected. Stories in the 3k to 4k range will have the best chances of being accepted. Stories at or near the upper word-limit are usually the featured story so they'll have to blow us away to have a good chance of acceptance.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We will not consider: Cozies. Police procedurals. Private eye stories. Anything with a speculative element. Anything that glories in violence for the sake of violence. Serial killers. Multiple submissions submissions will not be considered. If for some reason you have not heard back after sixty (60) days your submission will not be accepted. If your submission is declined, wait at least one month before submitting again. A flat ten dollar ($10) payment will be made for all stories, regardless of length, via PayPal after signature of contract. A flat five dollar ($5) payment will be made for all articles.

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

1 days

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    Brandon Barrows