Crime pays with these 3 publishers

Posted on July 20, 2015


Are you a crime fiction writer? Check out Brash Books and Crime Wave Press.

Brash booksBrash Books was founded by international men of mystery Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, both Edgar-Award nominated, bestselling authors. Lee Goldberg is the TV writer/producer of many of successful series and is the author of more than 40 books, including the New York Times bestselling Fox & O’Hare series with Janet Evanovich. Joel Goldman traded his career as a practicing trial attorney to write the hugely successful and award-winning Lou Mason, Jack Davis, and Alex Stone thriller series. They want psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, international espionage, and police procedurals. Whether you are a master of the craft or a new voice in crime fiction, they want to see your work.

Submit two chapters of your manuscript (double-spaced and not to exceed 25 pages), along with a synopsis (double-spaced and not to exceed two pages) by email to:

They accept electronic attachments in Microsoft Word documents or PDF documents only.

For more information: Who is Brash Books?


Crime Wave PressCrime Wave Press was founded in 2012 by publisher/writer Hans Kemp of Visionary World and writer Tom Vater. They publish a range of crime fiction — from whodunits to noir and hardboiled, from historical mysteries to espionage thrillers, from literary crime to pulp fiction, from highly commercial page turners to marginal texts exploring our planet’s dark underbelly. Crime Wave Press promotes strong voices, exceptional talent and unique points of view in the crime fiction genre.

They prefer crime fiction manuscripts up to 90,000 words. However they will also consider novellas from 20,000 words up.

Send completed manuscripts as word (doc) documents only, in 12 point Times New Roman to .

Please include a one-page synopsis, and brief author bio as well as contact details. No covers or other images, no fancy formatting.

For more information: Crime Wave Press Submissions


For true crime writers, there’s New Horizon Press – nonfiction only

New Horizon PressNew Horizon Press publishes nonfiction that accents true-life heroes whose actions right society’s and individual’s wrongs. They seek true crime stories from the perspective of law enforcement, attorneys or loved ones seeking justice.

“For over 20 years, New Horizon Press has sought out and celebrated the unsung heroes in our midst, whose extra-ordinary actions have impacted their lives and our world,” said Dr. Joan S. Dunphy, President and Editor-in Chief, in a 2003 interview.

Manuscripts and proposals MUST be sent with a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage by mail only.

For mailing address and further submission requirements: New Horizon Press Submissions Process

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