Or For English Speaking Audiences
Yes, Murder is Everywhere is hiring…in a “Eurovison” sort of way (think “American Idol” with an accent). We’ve decided to open up a guest slot every other Sunday for new mystery writers who base their stories in foreign settings. We think it a great way of introducing our readership to new experiences and places. By foreign we’re talking outside of the US and by “new” we mean new to MIE, so Umberto Eco does qualify.
But it does exclude these current and alumni members of our merry band: Dan Waddell, Michael Stanley, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Jeffrey Siger, Zoe Sharp, Caro Ramsay, Luke Preston, Tim Hallinan, Lisa Brackmann, Cara Black, and Annamaria Alifieri.
So, if you’re a published mystery author writing about foreign locales and would like the opportunity of reaching a broad, erudite audience, you’re in the right place. We have no fixed rules about subject matter other than no BSP. Meaning this is not a forum for touting you or your work, though in introducing yourself you may mention your current book and your website. It must also be original material not posted elsewhere.
Our only requirement is first-class writing.
Posts generally run between 500-800 words though some run to twice that. Photographs work very well and are encouraged, but just make sure all appropriate credit is given and copyrights observed.
To quote our good friend and founder, Leighton Gage, “I know you’ll enjoy the experience because you’ll be in really good company.” :-) The smiley is mine.
If you’re interested, please contact me off line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, there is no guarantee that a submitted piece will be published. But we will read them all.
And now some photographs of a place I’m leaving today for sunny San Francisco to present a talk at Book Passage in Corte Madera at 4PM tomorrow (Sunday) on what’s really happening in Greece. I know, no BSP, especially for BS, but I was just trying to give an example of what not to do. :-)