Weekend Update: January 16-17, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday), Kate Flora (Tuesday), William Andrews (Thursday) and Charlene D’Avanzo (Friday).

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

Revival of a regional treasure, and a submissions opportunity:

Hi, FB friends, especially New England mystery authors, just wanted to share the exciting news that the award-winning Best New England Crime Stories anthologies will now be published by Crime Spell Books, under the editorship of Susan Oleksiw, Ang Pompano, and yours truly.
Submissions for the 2021 anthology, Bloodroot, will be accepted from January 15 to March 31, 2021.
The anthology is open to all writers who currently live in one of the six New England states, but stories do not need to be set in New England. (The six New England states are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.)
Stories may be written in the following genres: mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, historical, and horror.
Stories may be between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
Stories must be previously unpublished in print or electronically, including author websites.
Writers may submit up to two stories per anthology, but only one story per author will appear in the anthology.
The editors will not consider stories that feature gratuitous violence or sex.
For details on how to submit, visit http://www.crimespellbooks.com.
The Editors

An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share.


And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. We also do programs on Zoom. Contact Kate Flora

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