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12-10-2010, 01:31 PM
Open to submissions 1.1.11


Editors: Kfir Luzzatto and Dru Pagliassotti

MORTIS OPERANDI is looking for stories that revolve around the investigation of a crime and in which the supernatural plays a central role. While we’re expecting a fair share of murders, we strongly encourage stories that revolve around OTHER kinds of crime — for example, arson, assault, blackmail, bullying, burglary, dowry death, embezzlement, fraud, kidnapping, larceny, libel, piracy, product liability, slavery, smuggling, terrorism, treason, and toxic pollution are all fair game.

By “supernatural” we mean magic, monsters, and/or miracles, but we don’t consider psychic abilities (although the inclusion of a minor character possessing them will not in itself disqualify a story), extraterrestrial life, or UFOs to be supernatural.

Types of stories may include whodunits, police procedurals, hardboiled fiction, and courtroom dramas. All genres and treatments are welcome, including ecclesiastic, fantasy, humor, horror, historical, military, romance, and parody. Settings outside the U.S. and U.K. are welcome. Settings on other worlds aren’t.

We want well-written stories that demonstrate originality of concept and plot. Zombies, vampires, and werewolves will be a hard sell, and romantically inclined vampires will be staked on sight. Think outside of the coffin.

Stories will be judged exclusively on the basis of their literary merit; a history of prior publication is not necessary.

Submissions & Queries: anthology [[ at ]] theharrowpress.com

* No simultaneous submissions. One submission at a time.
* Please attach your stories to your email in Microsoft Word, RTF, or text-only format. Stories pasted in the body of an email will not be read.
* Please include the words “Submission: Mortis Operandi” in the Subject line of your e-mail.

Length: 3,000-6,000 words. Please include an approximate word count in your e-mail submission.
Reprints: No
Language: English
Payment: US $50/story, upon publication, and a free copy of the book
Rights: Exclusive English anthology print and electronic (e-book) rights. Please read our Sample Contract (http://www.ashenwings.com/images/harrowimages/MOSampleContract.pdf) for full details.
Deadline: 1.1.11 until filled
Publication Date: 2012


The Harrow Press is open to submissions for theme-appropriate cover art for MORTIS OPERANDI. We will pay $50 for a high-resolution, print-quality digital image of the work and the right to use that image on the cover of MORTIS OPERANDI for the duration of its availability. Remember to include a back cover, too, with space for text.

Please email the work or a link to the work to anthology [[ at ]] theharrowpress.com.