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Crime Writers from India and Pakistan
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As Eastern Hemisphere editor of Noir Nation: International Journal of Crime Fiction ( I am struggling to connect with the many crime…Continue

Tags: writers, crime, Pakistan, India

Started this discussion. Last reply by J W Nelson Nov 30, 2011.

eBook Covers, Layout and Design
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Hello everyone, I wanted to pass this on to those who are putting out their own eBooks:Noir Nation and its sister presses Bare Knuckles Press and Heart's Diary Press has developed a very good…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Noir Nation Dec 22, 2011.

Noir Nation 50% off Halloween Sale
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Dear CrimeSpace friends,I wanted to alert you that this weekend Noir Nation Issue one is on sale on all sellers for 50% off the normal price in celebration of one of my favorite holidays--Halloween.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Noir Nation Nov 10, 2011.

New Ideas for Technology in Crime Fiction
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As one of the editors of Noir Nation I have been looking for some technologically induced noir, or real 21st Century crime stories.  We all use computers every day and there are many crimes…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Sobieck Oct 17, 2011.


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About Me:
Noir Nation aims to create a journal of crime fiction supported by an interactive community-building Web site. The Web site will also feature short original works of film noir.

The magazine will be professionally edited and designed so that readers can engage immediately with the writing and art and the ideas they convey rather than having to overcome natty typos and badly formatted paragraphs that slow the velocity of their enjoyment.

Why crime noir? There is currently no periodic publication on an international scale satisfying readers' hunger for works of well-wrought literary fiction that explore the dark side of human experience, and that does so while pursuing its own aesthetic ends, rather than the legitimate but sometimes competing interests of the marketing departments of commercial publishing houses.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Publisher, Editor, Organization
Books And Authors I Like:
Edgar Allen Poe, Vidocq, Franz Kafka, Émile Gaboriau, Georges Simenon, Léo Malet, Dashiell Hammett, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Dorothy L. Sayers, W.R. Burnett, Leigh Brackett, Raoul Whitfield, Didier Daeninkx, Fred Vargas,Dorothy B. Hughes, Nathanael West, Marcia Muller, James M.Cain, Sara Paretsky, Raymond Chandler, Philip K.Dick, Willaim Gibson
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Double Indemnity, M for Murder, etc.

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Noir Nation 50% off Halloween Sale

Dear CrimeSpace friends,
I wanted to alert you that this weekend Noir Nation Issue one is on sale on all sellers for 50% off the normal price in celebration of one of my favorite holidays--Halloween. So if you've been meaning to buy a copy and hadn't got around to it, or wasn't sure you wanted to spend eight bucks on it, or you loved it so much you want to buy one for a literary crime fiction loving friend, now's your chance.…

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 10:11pm

Update on the banned Google Ad

Noir Nation has won a victory over the Google algorithm. A human AdWords specialist at Google determined that we were not in violation. No reason was given, yet it seems that our initial suspicion was correct: the SYSTEM determined we were in violation of Google policy. Google has reinstated our account, but we missed a couple peak weeks of advertising and possibly sales due to the "mistake".


In The Castle, Franz Kafka wrote about the faceless system.  You don't get much more…


Posted on September 27, 2011 at 1:33am

Authoritarian Google Algorithm

Anyone had this rather kafkaesque experience with Google's authoritarian algorithms? We had a Google ad, then took it down to update it, then got a reply that contained this: 

"It has come to our attention that your Google AdWords account does not comply with our Terms of Service and Advertising Policies. As a result, your account and any related accounts have been suspended, and your ads will no longer run on Google.Please be aware that you are prohibited from possessing or…


Posted on September 22, 2011 at 8:49pm

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At 2:29am on April 13, 2012, Spasimir Trenchev said…

Hi, Alan

I haven't been here for a long time. But If you could tell me when the next reading will be, I will spread to my friends who write crime stories.

Best regards,


At 7:13am on September 17, 2011, Augie said…
Noir Nation, thank you for inviting me, I'm not sure what I can offer, but I do have a lot of words and okay other words.   Augie
At 8:22pm on September 11, 2011, Mark Porter said…
Sorry fr the late reply, I would be happy to contribute. Been out of the loop due to moving house and lack of online access. What happens next?
At 8:07am on August 30, 2011, Richard Woodhouse said…

Hi Alan

Many thanks for that. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Best wishes


At 9:02am on August 27, 2011, Amy Saunders said…
Thanks for the add!
At 2:58am on August 26, 2011, Lex Cunningham said…
Thanks for the invite =)
At 12:27am on August 25, 2011, Erik Carlson said…
Thanks for the add. I love the concept of Noir Nation and pump my fist that a periodical must be created.
At 10:37am on August 24, 2011, Augie said…

Thanks for inviting me, but I'm not to sure if I have much to offer. I do write thrillers, but not with all the gory details, well at least not yet, contemplating, I did work for a Criminal Attorney as well as The Bellevue Police Department...maybe that's a pull.

Thanks again for opening my eyes. Augie

At 8:13am on August 24, 2011, Jennifer Thomson said…
Thanks Alan. I'll check those submissions out. Your home page looks fantastic. Very Noir.
At 6:49am on August 24, 2011, south said…

thanks for the friend request...



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