Sorry to respond to your comment so late. I'm still learning my way around. Per your question, Mundania is a small press out of Cincinnati. I think Bob Sanders is the main acquistion editor now. (You can probably find more current info. from their web site.) They seem to do more speculative fiction than mysteries on their list. Good luck!
I know, we editors have a reputation for being stuffy. But I developed my sense of humor as waitress (survival skill) before I was fortunate enough to find work as an editor.
Hang in there with your search for an agent or publisher!
yeah I redecorate every now and then.
Decided I just HAD to have the thing all black and white. and guess what?
the body background is from the opening scene in DOUBLE INDEMNITY! How 'bout that for a little nostalgia?
good about the discussion I was wondering about that.
and I'll check out that other thing you mentioned. great and thanks
Thanks for quoting me. My actual definitions are Hardboiled=tough, Noir=screwed--basically in reference to the main characters. There are some pretty good definitions by others. In terms of noir, Eddie Muller, an expert on film noir, says, "Noir starts out bad for the lead character and get's worse." That's a paraphrase. Jim Doherty, the v.p. of the short mystery society says that noir is "Dark and sinister." I think that includes a little too much, like supernatural horror, but Jim is a great advocate for his position. Jim also says that hardboiled is "tough and colloqual," I buy that a little more easily.
Jim and I are friends, but we've had some knock 'em down and drag 'em outs over that.
As to my own work. My best work is "Shadow of the Dahlia," which is only available at MysteryLovesCompany.com. I have a new story, "Lap Dance" available at http://backalleywebzine.com/
Both would be great if you have the time. It can be as short or as long as you like. Some have just been a paragraph; others probably a page. I can use one of them July 25th and one on August 1. Should your time become limited, just do the one you prefer, the one that comes easier. I really appreciate it. I'm trying to keep it going until a piece in EQMM comes out. So people don't have to say, "huh?" Thanks again.
Hi Paul-I wonder if you'd be willing to write about a favorite "forgotten" book for my blog project in August. You can see it at http://pattinase.blogspot.com
If it's not your thing, I understand. Thanks, Patti