Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mark Your Calendar

The public library in Freeport, Maine has scheduled a book reading/signing with Level Best Books to be held on May 11, 2009. Authors whose work has appeared in Deadfall, the 6th annual anthology of stories by New England writers will be there to read portions of their story and to sign books.

Level Best is currently accepting submissions for the seventh anthology, current untitled. They are seeking original crime stories by New England writers in the following genres: mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, and horror. They will consider stories with elements of the supernatural. The book is usually launched in November at the New England Crime Bake, a writer/reader conference sponsored by the New England Chapters of Mystery Writers of American and Sisters in Crime. Submission guidelines are pretty basic and can be found on their website:
The guidelines are:
  • Original stories should be no more than 5,000 words in length and should not have been previously published anywhere, including on the web via an e-zine or your own website.
  • Stories should not have torture, cruelty to animals, or depict violence toward children.
  • Each story should be 12 pt., double-spaced. Please number your pages.
  • In the upper right-hand corner, please include your name and address, phone number, e-mail address, and word count.
  • Please submit hard copy with a SASE and include a brief cover letter describing your publishing experience. We do not accept electronic submissions.
  • Level Best Books will accept submissions from January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2009.
  • If you have any questions about whether you qualify as a New England writer, please query before submitting,
Mail submissions to: Level Best Books, P.O. Box 161, Prides Crossing, MA 01965

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