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.
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 90 days
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There are 72 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 11 | Average: 30.94 | Median: 23 | Max: 126
1.38% - avg 126 days
98.61% - avg 29 days(5.63% of rejections are personal)
There are 14 pending responses.
(0 min | 25 average | 18 median | 131 max days waiting)
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