Submissions are CLOSED.

Hard-as-nails crime fiction. About 1500-5000 words. No reprints. Pay is $25. Send an email to with the story attached as a Word document. Please submit only one story per month.

Stories will appear in the monthly zine. As we will only have one story per month, there will be no repeat authors in the same year.

Stories will also be collected into an annual anthology published by Down & Out Books.

Simultaneous submissions are fine. 

If you haven't heard back from us in about six weeks, feel free to follow up. 

Editors: Chris Rhatigan and David Nemeth