POISONED PEN PRESS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
Due to the high volume of submissions and to marketing realities, we have some restrictions.
- We do not consider simultaneous submissions.
- We consider works between 60,000-90,000 words.
- We do not consider self-published or Print-On-Demand (POD) writers.
- We seldom consider writers who have been previously published in the mystery genre.
We almost never consider manuscripts which use the following themes as the central focus of the story:
- Murder of children; child abuse
- Abuse when it’s a pivotal point or supplied motivation all by itself
- Serial killers whose point of views are part of the narrative
- Serial killings or psychopathologies that depend on exceptional gore
- Excellence in writing