THEME: CROSS-BORDER CRIMES WITH A MYSTERY TWIST

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: APRIL 1, 2025

Sharpen your pencils, sharpen your knives, put on your thinking caps and don your deerstalkers

We want stories that embrace our convention theme: Cross-Border Crimes
Think: What is a border? A final frontier? Something to be crossed or surmounted? An
emotional or social border? A cross-border smuggling operation? A garden bed?

A crime must be at the heart of your story.

Featuring Special Guest Editor Jess Lourey

 

Three-time Anthony Awards Winner Jess Lourey
will choose the winning stories
to be published in the 2026 Anthology.

Maximum length 5,000 words,
and not previously published.

Have questions? (no submissions will be accepted prior to April 1, 2025)

7 + 5 =

Sharpen your pencils, sharpen your knives, put on your thinking caps and don your deerstalkers

We want stories that embrace our convention theme: Cross-Border Crimes

Think: What is a border? A final frontier? Something to be crossed or surmounted? An
emotional or social border? A cross-border smuggling operation? A garden bed?

A crime must be at the heart of your story.

Featuring Special Guest Editor Jess Lourey

 Three-time Anthony Awards Winner Jess Lourey
will choose the winning stories
to be published in the 2026 Anthology.

Maximum length 5,000 words,
and not previously published.

Have questions? (no submissions will be accepted prior to April 1, 2025)

2 + 15 =