New crime fiction collection set for 2020


Judy Penz Sheluk has come along way in the four years since her debut novel, The Hangman’s Noose, was published by Barking Rain Press. The Canadian author now has two Amazon bestselling mystery series, and she has set up her own publishing company, Superior Shores Press. This June, Superior Shores released a multi-author short story collection, The Best Laid Plans. I was delighted to have my 2013 story, “The Sweetheart Scamster,” reprinted in it.

Judy has now put a call out for submissions for Superior Shores’ second crime fiction collection. The title will be Heartbreaks & Half-Truths: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, and it will be released June 18, 2020. This is another great opportunity for crime fiction writers to see their work in print!

The theme of “heartbreak and half-truths” must be an integral part of the stories’ plots — which would seem to give authors plenty of scope. The collection will feature cozy, locked-room, noir, historical and suspense stories; speculative, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal tales will not be considered. Submissions can be previously published, although they can’t be currently available online, and preference will be given to new material.

Length should be approximately 1,500-5,000 words.

Deadline for submitting is Jan. 15, 2020. Send entries to JUDY@JUDYPENZSHELUK.COM with “Heartbreaks & Half-Truths” in the subject line.

Judy Penz Sheluk.

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About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based journalist and fiction writer.
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