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A Criminal ADVENTure – call for Christmasy short stories with a twist

crime short storyI’ve just been contacted by a former City Lit student to tell me that she is now part of a group of aspiring crime writers who want to create a literary and thrilling advent calendar for grownups. They are looking for 25 stories to be published online from 1 – 25 December a day at a time.

The story has to be crime/mystery/thriller  with the theme of advent, Christmas, or set during December and the maximum word count is 5,000 words

Good News: There is no submission fee.
Bad News: the group can’t pay a fee for stories they select.

The advent calendar will be self-published digitally and energetically promoted by the writing group so that’s honour and glory – the staples of a writer’s income – and the chance to work at something interesting.  Christmas + Crime sounds like a good mix.

Copyright of the story remains with the author, but Criminal ADVENTure will gain first worldwide publication and non-exclusive reprint and digital rights, for publication as part of the Criminal ADVENTure collection in electronic, print and audio form, and for use, along with the author’s name, in publicising and advertising the work itself and Criminal ADVENTure.

Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2014. The group will let you know if your story is included by 28 November.

 Email your submission in standard format (Arial pt 12, double-spaced) with your full name, contact details and short biography (relating to your writing) to They also have a shiny new website HERE

photo credit: Alan Cleaver via photopin cc

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