Tag Archives: editing

“The Big Idea” (by David Dean)

David Dean blogged for this site just last month. We are delighted to have him back with a post that displays a side of him readers of his fiction don’t often see. His dark, sometimes chilling fiction has earned an … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Editing, Fiction, Genre, Guest, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“Open Letter to Queen Fans” (by Francis M. Nevins)

Francis M. Nevins has distinguished himself in every area of the field of mystery and crime fiction. He’s the author of six novels and forty short stories and has won the Edgar Allan Poe Award twice for his critical work. … Continue reading

Posted in Anthologies, Books, Characters, Editing, Ellery Queen, Guest, Magazine, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Three Lessons of Shimon Litvak” (by John Gastineau)

When EQMM’s November/December 2017 issue goes on sale next month, readers will be introduced to a new writer, John Gastineau. With his debut in our Department of First Stories, the former newspaper reporter, photographer, and book editor returns to his … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Characters, Guest, Story, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ON ENDINGS

Recently I was asked to serve on a short-story panel at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Toronto (October 12-15) that will attempt to provide advice to new writers on various aspects of craft. The panel’s moderator, frequent EQMM and … Continue reading

Posted in Editing, Fiction, Genre, Story, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

“The Trials of Writing at 65 MPH” (by M.C. Lee)

Fiction writers come from all walks of life, as this post demonstrates. And those who really have it in them to write will often endure many difficulties, even hardships, to make it possible. I’ve known writers who composed all their … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Business, Editing, Fiction, Genre, Guest, Publishing, Suspense, Thrillers, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

“I Know Words, the Best Words” (by Harley Mazuk)

Harley Mazuk has contributed four stories in the classical private-eye tradition to EQMM, beginning with his very first professional fiction publication, which appeared in the January 2011 issue of EQMM. Three of the stories, including the first, belong to a … Continue reading

Posted in Editing, Fiction, Genre, Guest, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“The Return of Poggioli: T.S. Stribling’s Sleuth Given a New Home in EQMM” (by Arthur Vidro)

Arthur Vidro is a freelance fiction editor who publishes a thrice-yearly print journal called (Give Me That) Old-Time Detection (please direct any inquiries to oldtimedetection@netzero.net). He is also the author of two stories for EQMM. The first of them, “The … Continue reading

Posted in Characters, Editing, Ellery Queen, Fiction, Genre, Guest, History, Magazine, Story, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

“Writing a New Series” (by Dave Zeltserman)

Dave Zeltserman is the author of the Julius Katz mystery series, which began in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and has won the Shamus and multiple EQMM Readers Awards. Its next entry, “Archie on Loan,” will appear in EQMM’s 75th-anniversary issue (September/October … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Characters, Editing, Fiction, Guest, Setting, Thrillers, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

“The Italian Butcher” (by Michael Berg)

Michael Berg made his EQMM debut in our 2015 September/October double issue, with “The Last Run,” translated from the Dutch by Josh Pachter.  A former television and radio host, interviewer, documentarian, and program director in the Netherlands, he set off … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Editing, Guest, Novels, Publishing, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment