Note: reprints are only allowed if the original was not published in the United States.
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine welcomes submissions from both new and established writers. We publish every kind of mystery short story: the psychological suspense tale, the deductive puzzle, the private eye case—the gamut of crime and detection from the realistic (including the policeman's lot and stories of police procedure) to the more imaginative (including "locked rooms" and "impossible crimes"). We need hard-boiled stories as well as "cozies," but we are not interested in explicit sex or violence.
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 90 days
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There are 113 completed reports in the past 12 months.
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Min: 3 | Average: 31.04 | Median: 25 | Max: 139
1.76% - avg 87 days
98.23% - avg 30 days(9.90% of rejections are personal)
There are 8 pending responses.
(1 min | 39 average | 15 median | 128 max days waiting)
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