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Monday, February 11, 2013

Fancy killing off an editor?

Crime novelist Margot Kinberg has set a puzzle for you all ... if you feel up to the challenge...

Like to write a mystery short story where someone in the publishing world is killed off?

Sounds fun, doesn't it?

Margot wants to collect enough of these to publish them as a digital anthology, in memory of a dear friend who was a great mystery fan.

As she says on her blog, Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, "Maxine Clarke was an avid reader and strong supporter of crime fiction and crime writers. The world of crime fiction lost one of its dearest members and I lost a good friend when Maxine passed away in December 2012. As a way of giving back just a little of what she gave to us all, I’ve decided to put together a crime fiction short story anthology...

"If you’re an author, please consider contributing a story for this collection. Maxine supported us all, so let’s return the favour. Here are a few things I have in mind to help you decide whether you’d like to be a part of this:

  • The stories will all focus on crime in the world of editing, publishing, writing and/or reviewing. Feel free to explore that theme in your own way. Stories about fiction writing, non-fiction writing, research or academic writing are all fair game.
  • Please, no stories with excessive gore or violence against children or animals.
  • I’m hoping that the anthology would be ready by the end of this year for e-publication. So if you’re interested I’d ask that you’d be prepared to contribute your story by the first week of August.
  • If you already have a story that hasn’t been published elsewhere, feel free to contribute that.
Any proceeds from this collection will be donated to the Princess Alice Hospice, which was so supportive of Maxine and her family during her last days and weeks.
Interested in getting a story out there?  Email Margot at and she will send you the particulars.

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