Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
Dell Magazines




Because this is a mystery magazine, the stories we buy must fall into that genre in some sense or another. We are interested in nearly every kind of mystery: stories of detection of the classic kind, police procedurals, private eye tales, suspense, courtroom dramas, stories of espionage, and so on. We ask only that the story be about a crime (or the threat or fear of one). We sometimes accept ghost stories or supernatural tales, but those also should involve a crime.


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

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
Unknown

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
Unknown

Novelette
7500 to 12000 words
Unknown


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 29 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
61 min | 301.92 mean avg | 339 median | 398 max days
Responded:
89.65%
Accepted:
3.44%
Rejected:
86.20% (4.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
10.34%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
6.89%
Withdrawn:
3.44%
Pending:
15 pending responses (2 min | 186 mean avg | 201 median | 634 max days waiting)
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