Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Call for Articles: 
Mystery Readers Journal (40:2) 
Murder Takes a Holiday! 

We're looking for articles, reviews, and Author essays about Mysteries that take place on Vacation: Resorts, Family Reunions, Cruises, etc. 

Author Essays are first person, about yourself, your books, and the "Murder Takes a Holiday" connection.  500-1000 words. Treat this as if you're chatting with friends and other writers in the bar or cafe (or on zoom) about your work and the "Vacation" setting in your mysteries. Be sure and cite specific titles, as well as how you use Murder Takes a Holiday in your books. Add title and 2-3 sentence bio.  

Reviews: 50-250 words. Articles: 500-1000 words. 

Deadline for Murder Takes a Holiday (40:2) articles, reviews, author essays: April 10, 2024: 

Send to: Janet Rudolph, Editor. janet @ 

Please let us know if you're planning to send an article, review, or author essay! 

Themes for 2024: Mysteries set in Southern California; Murder Takes a Holiday (Mysteries that take place while on vacation); Mysteries set in London; Partners in Crime

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Many back issues of Mystery Readers Journal are available as single copies in hardcopy or PDF.  


Have titles, articles, or suggestions for these upcoming issues? 

Want to write an Author! Author! essay? 

email Janet Rudolph   janet @ mysteryreaders  .  org


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