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Vanessa O'Loughlin

Dutton Guilt Edged Mysteries is looking for original works of modern crime and detective fiction between ten thousand and fifty thousand words that have a fresh voice and capture the noir spirit in an exciting, imaginative way. Is that your story? Please submit!

From 1947 to 1956, Dutton Guilt Edged Mysteries was a pulp imprint that published hard-boiled noir detective fiction, including noir icon Mickey Spillane, whose first seven Mike Hammer novels were published under the Guilt Edged logo. Relaunched in 2012 as a Penguin eSpecial imprint, the program will be dedicated to publishing original crime short stories and novellas as eBooks.

To submit your work, please fill out this form in its entirety and e-mail it with your submission to duttonguiltedged[at]us.penguingroup.com

The subject line should read “DGE: [your title]/[your name or pen name, if applicable].” Your short story or novella should be formatted as a Word document (.doc) and attached to the e-mail. We are only accepting e-mailed submissions at this time.

More info here:http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/duttonguiltedged/submission_form.html

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