The M.O. submissions mailbox is now open for your “Lesson Learned!”
That's themostories – aT- gmail (plus dot and com). We're seeking short, original crime stories of 1000-1500 words around the loose theme of “Lesson Learned.” Two weeks after the mailbox closes, we'll put up a selected shortlist of finalists in the Rogues' Gallery and in our newsletter. We'll ask registered site members to read samples from each, then vote on which story they'd like to read here in its entirety. After we pay for it, of course, the final selection will be posted to read free online.
We'll have the mailbox open for 2 weeks, so don't worry if you haven't begun a story yet. If you write just 72 words a day—less than the word count of the previous paragraph—you'll have one written from scratch by midnight of August 28th!
Entries should be submitted as e-mail attachments in any standard, not-too-fancy document format with author name (and pseudonym, if applicable), story title, and an e-mail contact all within the document itself.
You will receive an automatic reply to let you know your submission was received. If you don't, please check your spam folder and make sure to add our address to your list of approved senders. (If you try again, and still don't get confirmation, please use our Contact Us page, but only for technical problems. No other questions related to The M.O. will be answered there.)
For more details, please check The M.O. Submission Guidelines here. We can't wait to read what malfeasance you're wishing for!