Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Call for Submissions: A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman

For all you mystery writers out there, here's a paid submission opportunity from Linda Fisher, publisher of Mozark Press.  

Mozark Press is seeking short mystery fiction for the popular Shaker of Margaritas series. 

This issue is called A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman

For this anthology, the editors are looking for mysteries with female protagonists. 

Send them your cozies, soft-boiled mysteries, suspenseful tales, capers, or whodunits with a strong emphasis on character, plot -- but most of all good old-fashioned storytelling.

Submission deadline: July 25, 2014

Word Count: Between 2,000 and 3,500 

Approximately 20-25 stories will be selected for the anthology
Previously unpublished work only
One entry per person
No poetry
Keep it clean - PG stories only

Upon publication, authors will be paid $20 

Authors whose work appears in the book will be given a one-time opportunity to pre-purchase books at 60% of retail price + postage.

Author will receive one free copy of the book with his/her story in it -- if author pre-purchases a minimum of one additional copy at the author’s discount.

Electronic submissions only

E-mail to with subject line: "That Mysterious Woman"

Click here for the complete submission guidelines and publisher's tips for success.

From personal experience, I can attest that Linda is a thorough editor who does a top-notch job with any project she is involved.

Good luck if you submit! 


  1. Donna--I got an email from Linda, and printed off copies for the WWWPs, who will be meeting tonight.

    Are you going to submit a story?

    1. Hi Sioux,
      Not sure if I'll submit. It depends if I can finish something by July. I'm a slow writer--hey, that reminds me of a Foghat song.

      Good luck to you and the WWWPs. I have no doubts you all will do well with stories for the anthology!

  2. Thanks! I have never done anything close to a mystery. I wonder if I could????

  3. I've got just the story for this one---been floating around in my mind for awhile. Now I just have to write it and get it submitted! :)

  4. I've never been a mystery writer, but I suppose it's good to try new things.

    Critter Alley

  5. Oh, I agree, Donna. Linda does a great job with these anthologies! My brain's so immersed in children's writing right now, I'm not sure I could think up something adult. Do you think she'd go for a protagonist in pigtails??? :-)

  6. Hi Pat,
    With your talent, you can write anything!

    Hi Cathy,
    She might like a protagonist in pigtails. Wishing you luck with your children's writing!

  7. Thanks so much for the info! This is one thing I appreciate about the writing community - sharing goodies like this. :)

  8. Hi Karen,
    You are right. So many fellow writers share opportunities with others. It's gratifying to be sure.

  9. This would be challenge for me. I like trying new things though. Maybe. And Linda is one of the best editors around.


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