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A blogazine of crime stories and occasional reviews.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:  / 
    43 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    15% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    5.12%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

PaysYes

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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 - 7500 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 7500

Sub Genres: Crime

Short stories and self-contained novel excerpts.

Nonfiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

We consider essays of 1500-7500 words or fewer--negotiable--on topics of interest to our readers, including profiles of and interviews with crime writers, essays about crime writers past and present, trends in the small press crime fiction community and other subjects as they present themselves. PLEASE QUERY BEFORE SUBMITTING. THE EDITOR IS KIND OF A STICK IN THE MUD AND PICKY ON NON -FICTION SUBJECTS. THANK YOU.

Review

Max words: 7500

Publishing occasional book reviews.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • 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

    Submissions should be formatted in .rtf and sent using our submission manager. We are particularly interested in stories with rural settings. We are a crime journal. We do consider reprints on a case-by-case basis with the following caveats: first, the story must not appear anywhere else online; second, we pay a flat fee of $25 for reprints.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

43 days

Average response time

5.12%

Average acceptance rate

24 days

Fastest response time

152 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

5.26%

12-month average acceptance rate

41 days

12-month average response time

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About

Founded

2017

Country

US

www.toughcrime.com

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    Rusty Barnes

    Editor-in-Chief