The contest is closed for the first issue, but there will be another forum for Issue 2. We got six or seven well written responses that went in the issue. the layout is just about done. Still on target for September 1.
I just read In the Heat of the Night for the first time (though I'd seen the film), wow is it good.
There are some submission guidelines on the Noir Nation website http://noirnation.com if you've got something for issue 2. Would love to have a comment from you!
Mary, since you are in the US, if you wanted to submit work to Noir Nation you would need to send it to the North American editor Cort McMeel at: <firstname.lastname@example.org> let him know you heard about it via CrimeSpace.
Hi Mary, the discussion on the forum about social commentary in crime fiction has gotten quite a lot of responses. This has inspired us at Noir Nation to add a new section to the first issue of Noir Nation wherein writers opine on the following question: Must crime noir have a moral point? The word limit is 300 to 500 words. Include short bio, and photo. There is a $25 honoraria, payable on publication. Best five get published in Issue No. 1. Send to email@example.com
I've been offline a few days finishing up a job I've been at ten years, and in crunch time for Noir Nation. So don't have time to respond to everyone. Yet.
However, consider Bare Knuckles Press as a publisher, the editors are all literary guys, MFAs and all that, but who see the whole crossover Nabokov thing we discussed on the Forum. They get it. The first round of books comes out in September, will be looking for more then.
I note you like to review mystery novels would that include Medieval mystery as we have Back of Beyond coming out in October with Oak Tree Press? We also have our own blog just started on which we intend to review odd novels and invite guests: everettcoles.blogspot.com maybe we guest for each other. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and my website www.jackleverett.me.uk
The website contains narratives of real criminals and their exploits.
If you are looking for ideas for literary character development, there is no better resource than crimelibrary.com.
I recall that the character called Buffalo Bill in the movie Silence of the Lambs was based on a Crimelibrary documented real-world criminal named Ed Gein. There are tons of disturbed people to choose from at Crimelibrary.com!
Mary, this is Sunny Frazier, the person who discovered Clark's manuscript in a neglected slush pile. He's that one-in-a-million people talk about, a whole lotta luck and timing involved in getting his book into production.
If you aren't dead set on going the agent route, why not pitch your book to me? I'm at Oak Tree Press.
Here's a film camera image I took years ago with a Hasselblad, did it as a painting with light, using colored gels. My son-in-law, David Siddall just photoshopped it, making it look bright and menacing.
Right now I'm waiting to hear from a publisher and I understand there's a strong possibility I'll get a contract. I have no agent, although I've queried many. Do you have an agent? Thanks for your interest.
Fights for the protagonist's soul in a good way, huh?
Or not. Either way, sounds good. My crime novel's title, Devil's Kitchen, is a local name for a boulder field in Skeleton Canyon, in SE Arizona. I do have a heroine with paranormal abilities and interests; a red-headed wiccan paralegal who teaches her partner, a rather stodgy-minded homicide investigator, how to use all of his brain.