Sunday, September 13, 2009

Midnight Ink - Publisher

Midnight Ink

Mystery’s Finest Hour

Midnight Ink publishes the very best in popular mystery paperbacks, from English countryside cozies to big city thrillers, and is dedicated to sleuthing out criminally-talented new authors. Our diverse line-up includes award-winning cozies, amateur sleuth novels, soft and medium-boiled suspense novels, and more.

Founded in 2005, the Twin Cities-based Midnight Ink has since published over 100 mysteries, including the 2009 Agatha Award-winning novel by G. M. Malliet, Death of a Cozy Writer.

The Murder-by-Month Mystery series by Jess Lourey
(St. Cloud, MN)
September Fair (September 2009)
August Moon (June 2008)
Knee High by the 4th of July (September 2007)
June Bug (March 2007)
May Day (March 2006)

The Otter Tail County Mystery series by Gerald Anderson (Moorhead , MN)
Murder Under the Loon (March 2008)
Death Before Dinner (April 2007)

Midnight Ink prefers agented submissions. While we also accept unsolicited submissions, our response time will increase significantly in such cases. Only those submissions sent as MS Word or PDF documents in an emailed attachment to will be accepted. Do not send by mail or fax.

Your submission must include the following:

* Cover letter containing a brief description of the project and the contents of the package.
* An outline and synopsis of the book.
* Brief summary of the author's background and credentials.
* Complete manuscript in the form of a Microsoft Word or PDF file.
* Your complete daytime contact information including telephone and email.
* Name, address, and phone number of agent (if applicable).
Please inform us if this is a multiple submission and include the number of current submissions.

The volume of submissions does not allow us to accept phone calls, e-mail, or other inquiries, or to provide comments or feedback on manuscripts. We will contact you only if we are interested in your proposal. Patience is a virtue—given the volume of submissions Midnight Ink receives, it can take up to six months for us to respond. If a manuscript requires a second read, it may take longer.