Level Best Books Open For Submission!

Kim in Baltimore still wearing winter clothes.

While you may be planning for the camps your children are attending this summer or where to take your family vacation, I’m thinking about November. That’s right, and I don’t mean turkey either. I’m talking about the next anthology published by Level Best Books. Every year in November at Crime Bake in New England, Level Best Books debuts a new anthology. This year’s short story anthology, Windward, will be the first by the new editors and publishers, The Dames of Detection, of which I am one.

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We are actively seeking stories by both established and previously unpublished authors that are in the mystery, thriller, suspense, caper or horror genre.

The stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be either set in New England or be written by a New England author. Up to two stories will be accepted for review from all authors until May 31,2016.

For full details and guidelines please check our Level Best Books or The Dames of Detection websites.
Level Best Books was founded in 2003 and has now published thirteen anthologies. Stories in these books have won the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Derringer awards as well as the Robert L. Fish award for Best First Short Story which is presented at the Edgars.
Before you sign your child up for summer camp or plan that Memorial Day cookout, send your short story to Level Best Books. Don’t dally, May will be over before you know it. Even if we are still wearing parkas!

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  1. So pleased you all took the reins! Best of luck to you, Kim, and the rest of the brave editors. It’s an honored tradition by now. (And my story went in long ago.)

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