2nd June 2021


Crimeucopia is intended to be a quarterly First Filled - First to Publish anthology style ‘magazine’ – with an approximate release of March, June, September and December. Vaguely themed the Free-for-All has now been dropped due to the amount of submissions being received.


Submission window  - please note the reduced number of available windows

July 5th to August 31st

October 1st to November 30th


Multiple submissions are acceptable (within reason) - however, due to various experiences simultaneous submissions are no longer required.


Submissions are via email attachments to [email protected] with a subject line of SUBMISSIONS_Crimeucopia_<Your Name>_<Story Title>


Publishing will be through IngramSpark (both paper and ebook) as they have a much wider distribution – though Amazon will be used to cover that side of the Internet based distributors.


Intended format is  standard UK Paperback (129mm x 198mm) US B-Format, usually with a matte cover, and around 280 pages.


Intended themes – always open to interpretation – include:-


Grime Time

Severed heads blocking drains (no Taggart “There’s been a mudder!” impressions, please) – or an item discovered in an attic trunk – something found while skip diving – or not found, as the case may be.


The 'I's Have It

Investigators - either Private or Public Sector  - Investigators who are even unlicenced - we're looking for material that sets a tone as well as a scene, and puts some meat on those shallow grave bones.


Careless Love

Give us your tales of Crime, Passion and L for Love - Is it always a driving force for crime? Is it the centre of the crime itself?  Hitchcock may well have said Dial M For Murder, but we say Dial C for Crime, extension L for Love


See also Side Projects for details of niche projects that are slow time burners


Other 'themes' will be added - however, although the release schedule for 2021 is now complete, it doesn't mean we won't have a double-barrel release.




Our thanks are also due to Sue Jones for the Murderous Pen logo - copyright © Sue Jones 2011

Website hosted by Hostinger - design by Wil;lie Chob-Chob Producktions - The more duck the better