SUBMIT

Coffin Hop Press is open to submissions for the projects below.
Please follow the instructions for each project as listed.

For all other inquiries, including single-author short story collections, novels or novellas, please be sure that your work is either CRIME related (and leaning towards DARK crime or NOIR) or WEIRD fiction (E.C. Comics, Twilight Zone, Night Gallery-style, but NOT hard Sci-Fi or Fantasy based – genre flavours are fine, but our specialty is CRIME), and send your inquiry only (NO manuscripts or excerpts until requested, please) to

info@coffinhop.com

Or

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UPCOMING ANTHOLOGIES:

 

2018 – Women of Canadian Crime Anthology

THE DAME WAS TROUBLE

A collection of Canadian Crime fiction from the best female crime writers in Canada. In celebration of 2018 as the Year of Publishing Women.

Edited by Sarah L. Johnson, Halli Lilburn and CatMcDonald

Projected launch date is July 2018. We will be accepting open submissions for 3-4 stories (of up to 5,000 words) to be featured alongside the invited authors.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

2018 – Holiday Crime Anthology

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Dark, deadly and noirish tales of holiday havoc and yuletide woe.
Featuring dark and wintery tales set around the high holidays by  S.A. Cosby (Thuglit; Fast Women and Neon Lights), M. Darusha Wehm (Beautiful Red; The Andersson Dexter series), BPAA and Aurora Award-winner E.C. Bell (Stalking the Dead; Dying on Second), Arthur Ellis Award nominee Axel Howerton (Hot Sinatra; Wolf & Devil: Demon Days), Bony Pete Award winners Therese Greenwood (EQMM; Kill As You Go) and Rob Brunet (Noir Nation 3; Stinking Rich), and a double-shot of Vancouver’s own Unhanged Arthur Award winner Sam Wiebe (Invisible Dead; Last of the Independents).

Edited by Robert Bose, introduction by Scott Phillips (author of The Ice Harvest)

Projected launch date is November 2018. We will be accepting open submissions for 2-3 stories (of up to 5,000 words) to be featured alongside the invited authors.
Submissions are open NOW and close on July 1, 2018.
We are looking for winter holiday (I.E. Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, etc.) themed CRIME stories ONLY.
No Sci-Fi, no Fantasy

Payment currently listed at $150.00 CAD/story

Please send in .doc or .docx format, in standard formatting to submissions@coffinhop.com


See our STYLE GUIDE for more information.

***ANY SUBMISSIONS NOT FOLLOWING THE PRESCRIBED FORMATTING MAY BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***

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2018 – Crime Anthology

Knucklehead Noir

Tales of dimwitted criminals and unlucky twits on the wrong side of the law. Nimrods, numbskulls and rejects. Bumbling sidekicks and idiots-gone-wrong.
Elmore Leonard and Charles Willeford ain’t got nothin’ on these dipshits.

Edited by Robert Bose

Projected launch date is November 2018 We will be accepting open submissions for 3-5 stories (of up to 5,000 words) to be featured alongside 6-8 stories from some well-known and extremely talented authors.
Submissions will are open NOW and close on July 1, 2018.
We are specifically looking for darkly humorous CRIME stories.
No Sci-fi, no Fantasy.

Payment currently listed at $0.03/word CAD

Please send in .doc or .docx format, in standard formatting to submissions@coffinhop.com

See our STYLE GUIDE for more information.

***ANY SUBMISSIONS NOT FOLLOWING THE PRESCRIBED FORMATTING MAY BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***

DUOTROPE LISTING

 

 

Noirvella Logo

Coffin Hop Press is looking for dark crime, psychological horror, and especially Noir-themed novellas (short novels from 20,000 to 40,000 words) to join our new Noirvellas line of releases. We hope to release up to 4 novellas per year, divided between our existing launch windows (April, July and November).

We are looking for dark CRIME novellas, especially NOIR
No Sci-Fi. No Fantasy.

If you’re unsure of what we mean by Dark Crime or Noir, please…
Click here for our treatise on the definition of Noir


If you have a suitable novella-length work, and would like to inquire, please send an email, with a short bio, synopsis of the story, and the extent of completion to submissions@coffinhop.com

PLEASE DO NOT SEND MANUSCRIPTS UNLESS REQUESTED

 

Please note: we are looking for projects to fill an extended release schedule to 2019 and beyond. Inquiries on unfinished projects are welcome, as long as they fit the parameters of the line. Royalties are not listed, but will be discussed if we are interested in the project.

 

 

 

FUTURE PROJECTS
(NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS)

 

2019 – Supernatural/Paranormal Crime & Mystery Anthology

TITLE TBA

A collection of supernatural and paranormal crime and mystery stories. Think ghostly detectives, drug-dealing yetis, murderous Voudou priestesses, and monster mafias…
Projected launch date is July 2019 We will be accepting open submissions for 3-5 stories to be featured alongside the invited authors.
Submissions will open on February 1, 2019 and close on April 30, 2019.
***ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2019
WILL BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***

 

2019 – Weird West Anthology

TALLER TALES OF THE WEIRDER WEST

A sequel to our best-selling Weird West anthology TALL TALES OF THE WEIRD WEST.
Edited by Robert Bose
Projected launch date is November 2019. We will be accepting open submissions for 3-5 stories to be featured alongside the invited authors.
Submissions will be open from April 1, 2019 and close on June 30, 2019.
***ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BEFORE APRIL 1, 2019
WILL BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***

 

 

 

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