The Submission Grinder, milling your submissions into something useful

Dark Passages Publishing



Description
Note: remove identifying information from manuscript for anonymous judging

Give us something nebulous, something gritty, something radical, compelling stories with intriguing characters and quality writing.

Whether it’s mystery, noir, hardboiled, psychological, thriller, pulp, or literary crime, Dark Passages Publishing is looking to promote strong voices and novellas that exceed expectations and surprise the reader in both context and form. Give us something nebulous, something gritty, something radical, compelling stories with intriguing characters and quality writing. We’re hungry for work that unsettles and thrills with language and twists.

Dark Passages Publishing is a world populated by psychopaths, sociopaths, misfits, and sundry fellow travelers ebbing and flowing in the common goals of “the big score,” “achieving total dominance,” and “righting wrongs.” We want a world whose narrators’ understanding of such things in direct contrast to the world at large, due to their own peculiar world views, is embedded in quest of their goals. Such a world has been covered by Jim Thompson and Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich. Think The Killer Inside Me, The Grifters, The Killing, and No Hope for Tomorrow.





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

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Novella
20000 to 35000 words
Non-Paying


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

Market Response Data
View recent responses from this market
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 0 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 0.00 mean avg | 0 median | 0 max days
Responded:
-
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
- (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
1 pending responses (50 min | 50 mean avg | 50 median | 50 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


Click and drag within chart (make a box, not a line) to zoom in. Double click chart to zoom back out.
Registered users can customize graph colors in profile settings.

Other Publications By This Publisher

The Submission Grinder is brought to you by Diabolical Plots, the citizens of Europa, and Shu Mookerjee.