Coffin Hop Press is looking for dark crime, psychological horror, and especially Noir-themed novellas (short novels from 20,000 to 50,000 words) to join our new Noirvellas line of releases. We will be releasing 1-3 novellas per release window (April, July and October). If you have a suitable novella-length work, and would like to inquire, please send an email, with a short bio, synopsis and the extent of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. If you’re unsure of what we mean by dark-crime or Noir, please… Click here for our treatise on the definition of Noir
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.
This anthology is BY INVITATION ONLY.
NO OPEN SUBMISSIONS
2018 – Weird West Anthology
TALLER TALES OF THE WEIRDER WEST
A sequel to our best-selling Weird West anthology TALL TALES OF THE WEIRD WEST. Projected launch date is July 2018. We will be accepting open submissions for 3-5 stories to be featured alongside the invited authors. Submissions will open on February 1, 2018 and close on April 15, 2018. ***ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2018 WILL BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***
2018 – Holiday Crime Anthology
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Dark, deadly and noirish tales of holiday havoc and yuletide woe.
Featuring stories by Rob Brunet, S.A. Cosby, Darusha Wehm, and a double-shot of Vancouver’s own Sam Wiebe.
Projected launch date is November 2018. We will be accepting open submissions for 3-5 stories to be featured alongside the invited authors. Submissions will be open from April 1, 2018 and close on June 15, 2018. ***ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BEFORE APRIL 1, 2018 WILL BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***
2019 – Sci-Fi Noir Anthology
BLACK HOLE SON
The previously shelved anthology BLACK HOLE NOIR will be resurrected next year, with a projected April 2019 release date. Submissions will open in Fall 2018 and close in December. We will be accepting open submissions for 3-5 stories to appear alongside our invited authors – but NOT UNTIL FALL 2018 and NOT UNTIL AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN MADE. ***ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BEFORE THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUMMARILY DISMISSED WITHOUT REPLY***
Until then, feel free to work on your ideas, write those stories. Just don’t hit send until we have actually called for submissions. Please.