The Sisters in Crime NorCal chapter is proud to announce our first anthology in its 25 year history:
Stories by Northern California Crime Writers
We plan to publish in the fourth quarter of 2018, and we need YOUR stories.
Fault Lines. The most obvious reference is to earthquakes and to the seismic activity and susceptibility that many people associate with our region. But a writer’s imagination can take it in other directions.
Fault can also refer to blame, liability, guilt, culpability, weakness, accountability, error, imperfection, criticism, condemnation, failing, foible, frailty, defect, flaw, weakness, sin, no-fault divorce, etc.
Lines can mean not only cracks in the earth, but pencil marks, family and ancestral connections, boundaries, lines drawn in the sand, cord or twine, fishing equipment, etc. Not to mention the lines the author is putting on the page.
Send Us Your Best Short Crime Fiction!
We welcome the diverse voices of our San Francisco Bay Area in SinCNorcal’s first anthology.
Please read the requirement and submission guidelines before sending us one or two of your fabulous short works for consideration.
- You must be a member of the NorCal chapter of Sisters in Crime as of the date you submit your entry.
- You can’t submit an entry if you are on the selection panel.
- Works may not have been previously published in print or online.
- You may submit one or two works.
- Works must not be longer than 5,000 words each, not including title or author name.
- Works must be in a Word document (.doc or .docx).
- Each work must be in standard manuscript format:
- Times New Roman or similar standard font, 12 point
- Double spaced
- 1″ margins all around
- Title centered on page 1
- Header that contains the story title and page number
- Each work must not contain the author’s name on any page, nor in the file properties. Check File > Properties in your document and remove your name or your company name.
How to Submit
Between January 15 and April 1, 2018, send an email to email@example.com with the subject line: Anthology Submission.
Attach two Word documents for each work you submit (maximum of two works):
- The story in .doc format. This file can’t contain the author’s name. Mac users: remember to save your file as .doc.
- A separate cover page that contains:
- Story title
- Author name
- Author email
- Word count
If you submit two entries, you can combine them in a single email or send to separate email messages. We’ll only accept the first two submissions. Don’t send re-worked versions of the same story. And don’t send us stories early, they won’t be considered and may well be lost.