Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Dell Magazines




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. We do not want true detective or crime stories. With the exception of a regular book review column and a mystery crossword, EQMM publishes only fiction. We are especially happy to review first stories by authors who have never before published fiction professionally. First-story submissions should be addressed to EQMM's Department of First Stories.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Mystery/Crime
Suspense/Thriller

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
250 to 1000 words
5 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
5 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
5 cents/word

Novella
17500 to 20000 words
5 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 46 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
3 min | 19.56 mean avg | 14 median | 107 max days
Responded:
100.00%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
100.00% - avg 19 days (8.69% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
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Withdrawn:
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Pending:
8 pending responses (4 min | 115 mean avg | 10 median | 833 max days waiting)
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