Publisher Highlight – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Publisher Highlight – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

Submission Guidelines and Writer Guidelines for Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine originally launched in 1941 and is known to offer readers the best in short mystery fiction.  EQMM has won an enormous amount of industry awards dating all the way back to 1946 and holds the title of being the most lauded short story mystery magazine ever.  Examples of writers who got their start via EQMM include Jack Finney, Nancy Pickard, and Harry Kemelman.

Website: http://www.themysteryplace.com/eqmm


Contact E-Mail: elleryqueenmm@dellmagazines.com


Contact name and position: Editor


Writer Guidelines:  Guidelines

Samples of Publication:  Latest Issue

Genres and Subjects Accepted: Mystery/Crime – Open to all/most SubGenres, including: Cozy, Crime, Detective, Hardboiled, Historical, Noir, Police Procedural, Private Investigator

Styles accepted are Literary, Mainstream, Pulp, and Realist.

Almost all subjects are accepted.

Types Accepted: Flash Fiction, Novelette, Novella, Short Story

Publication Type: Print

Frequency and Circulation: Monthly

Pay Type and Amount: Typically 5 to 8 cents per word, sometimes higher


Submission Types: Electronic or Mail

Allow Reprints? No

Allow Simultaneous Submissions? Yes

Allow Multiple Submissions? No

Estimated Response Time: 90 days

Require Query? No


  • Read guidelines fully.
  • Read at least one sample issue.
  • Do not query within 90 days.


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