The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks
Deadline September 15 (must be received by this date). The Best New True Crime Stories, an anthology series from Mango Publishing Group edited by Mitzi Szereto, seeks submissions of unpublished narrative essays, 4,000-7,000 words, for the anthology Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues and Criminals. Szereto says: "Good manners and polite behavior don't usually spring to mind when we think of criminals. Yet some of the most beloved criminals in books and film have been the ones who broke the mold: the smooth-talking charmers, the underdogs, the rebels with a cause. Their polite manners, their adherence to a cause, their code of ethics that often makes sense only to themselves—this is what sets them apart from the rest. These are the types of criminals I'm interested in. Con artists, embezzlers, fraudsters, mobsters, burglars, garden-variety robbers and thieves, plus anything else that might fit the bill. For this third volume in my series, I’m aiming to provide a lighter and more entertaining read with less of an emphasis on violent crime and murder." See her website for more details and formatting guidelines.
Published: May 1, 2020