Grey Cells Press is now open for submissions

For those interested in submitting in the future, please read through our guidelines below



We are looking for most types of crime fiction; from the classic English whodunnit through to police procedurals and hardboiled detectives: Christie to Chandler, Marsh to Mosley, Dexter and Tey and puzzles by Carr and Crispin and Queen. We want well written, satisfying work. It may be cozy and comfortable, or disturbing, peculiar or amusing. If you have a completed novel which you believe may fit, then send us:

1.  The first three chapters or fifty pages.

2. A synopsis of one or two pages.

3. A covering letter with a brief overview  – we do NOT need a brilliant ‘pitch’ or the kind of blurb which would go on the back of the book.  The basic story, main character(s) and general themes will suffice.

4.  Ensure that your work has been checked for typos, grammar and punctuation mistakes, and then save your work with the date of submission, followed by the title and your name*. We suggest you use a clean, clear font such as Times New Roman or Ariel 12pt and a minimum of 1.5 spaced. *Example file name: 01.01.12_MYSTERY_JOEBLOGGS 5. Please send all submissions through our submissions manager (link below).

We will respond as soon as possible. If we turn the submission down we will, if you wish, then give a fuller explanation of why we do not feel it is right for us.