Category Archives: Publishing

COUNTING THE I’S

Back in 2009 I received a note from a reader observing that more than half the stories published in EQMM that year employed first-person narration. It wasn’t something I’d noticed, mainly because there are actually several different viewpoints that fall … Continue reading

Posted in Characters, Editing, Fiction, Genre, Magazine, Publishing, Readers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Collaborative Sleuthing: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Stu Palmer’s and Craig Rice’s Withers/Malone Team-Ups in EQMM” (by Arthur Vidro)

Many EQMM readers will know Arthur Vidro as the contributor of two online stories: “The Ransom of EQMM #1” and “The Mistake on the Cover of EQMM #1.” The latter formed the basis for our 75th Anniversary Contest of 2016. Both … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Characters, Editing, Ellery Queen, Guest, History, Magazine, Publishing, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

REFLECTIONS FROM A READING WEEK

I’ve been immersed in submissions over the past week and it’s revived an old line of thought. . . . Every editor receives a share of manuscripts from writers who’ve never had a word in print on which a copyright … Continue reading

Posted in Characters, Editing, Fiction, Genre, Publishing, Story, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

EQMM to Be Special Guest at Passport to Murder, the 2017 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Toronto, from October 12-15!

A couple of months ago, in the midst of our celebration of EQMM’s 75th anniversary year, our staff received the delightful news that the magazine will be honored for “Distinguished Contribution to the Genre” at the next Bouchercon World Mystery … Continue reading

Posted in Conventions, Magazine, Passport, Publishing, Readers, Writers, Writing | 3 Comments

Interview with Rob Hart (by Scott Loring Sanders)

It had been my intention to blog about EQMM’s recent 75th-anniversary events today, but since I was not able to gather all of the photos in time, we will postpone that until a bit later this month. In the meantime, … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Books, Digital, Guest, Interview, Publishing, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Carve it in Jade: PWA Turns 35” (by Ted Fitzgerald)

EQMM is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016, and the year holds another important milestone for the mystery, the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Private Eye Writers of America.  In honor of that organization, which has contributed so … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Characters, Fiction, Genre, Guest, Private Eye, Publishing, Readers, Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SUSPENSE, SERIALIZATION, AND THE SHORT STORY

Five years ago I posted on the topic of serialization on EQMM’s webpage forum. I continue to be asked, often, whether EQMM serializes novels or novelettes. My position has always been that any piece we publish must be sufficiently self-contained … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Editing, Fiction, Genre, History, Magazine, Publishing, Readers, Suspense, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Mysterious Secret Lost Reason For This Title (Buried Inside The Following Post!) (by Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is a winner not only of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine’s Readers Award but of the comparable award given by our sister publication Asimov’s Science Fiction. Mystery and science fiction are not the only genres in which she … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Business, Editing, Fiction, Genre, Guest, Historicals, Novels, Publishing, Readers, Setting, Story, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Sisters in Crime and ‘A Currency of Generosity’” (by Leslie Budewitz)

It’s been several years since Leslie Budewitz’s fiction has appeared in EQMM. In the intervening time she’s had stories published elsewhere, including in our sister magazine, AHMM, and she has two novel-length series running.  She tells EQMM that she “blends … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Guest, Publishing, Readers, Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

“Last Minute Thoughts on Millennials, Acronyms, and Bullets” (by Carl Robinette)

Carl Robinette made his professional fiction debut with “The Hard Rise,” in the Department of First Stories of EQMM’s September/October 2014 issue.  Since then, several more of his short stories have been published in print and online and he has … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Fiction, Guest, Publishing, Readers, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment