We are pleased to announce there will be a short story anthology for Bouchercon 2022 - The Land of 10,000 Crimes. Our goal is to raise money for the Women's Prison Book Project. All of the proceeds, after publishing costs, will go to the WPBP, along with the proceeds from our live and silent auctions.
Short stories must be crime fiction, less than 5000 words, and stories must not have been published anywhere else previously.
We would like the stories to be set in Minnesota or Minnesota adjacent (Wisconsin, Iowa, Canada, the Dakotas).
The hard deadline for submission is August 1, 2021. Any stories received after this will not be considered for any reason.
Please submit stories via email and in Word documents to
Please include your name, email, and any other contact information we might need.
If selected, we will send you a contract assigning Bouchercon the rights for your story for one year after the publication date. After that, the rights revert to you.
You will be paid $75.00 for each story we publish so you meet the guidelines for certain awards in our industry. You will also receive a free copy.
We will be holding a signing at Bouchercon 2022.
Greg Herren and Bouchercon 2022 co-chair Terri Bischoff will be making the selections and editing the anthology.