Seventh Street Books: Market Spotlight

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Seventh Street Books, a mystery and thriller publisher that's currently open to submissions from writers.
Author:
Publish date:

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Seventh Street Books, a mystery and thriller publisher that's currently open to submissions from writers.

Image placeholder title

Seventh Street Books: Spotlight Market

Founded in 2014, Seventh Street Books is a mystery and thriller publisher that's currently open to submissions from writers. The name of the press pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe, who once rented a home on North Seventh Street while living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Image placeholder title

An imprint of Start Science Fiction, Seventh Street Books has published several award-winning novels in their short existence, including The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens; The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake, by Terry Shames; and The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day.

What They’re Looking For: Seventh Street Books publishes only mystery and thriller novels. They're not currently interested in short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction.

How to Submit: Potential authors should send an email that includes their name, address, phone number, and a brief synopsis (one to three paragraphs), along with the full manuscript as a Word or RTF file to Editorial Director Dan Mayer (dmayer@start-publishing.com).

Click here to learn more and submit.

WDC19 Pitch Slam

Write better. Get published. Build your network.

Writer's Digest Annual Conference | August 22-25 | New York City

6 Tools for Writing Nonfiction That Breathes

6 Tools for Writing Nonfiction That Breathes

Nonfiction author Liz Heinecke gives her top 6 tips for crafting a nonfiction book that will really capture your subject.

Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 27

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write something that makes you laugh.

Poetic Forms

Ars Poetica: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at ars poetica and the art of writing poems about poems.

Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 26

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write about an article of clothing.

Authors Share Tips on Writing Mystery and Thriller Novels That Readers Love

23 Authors Share Tips on Writing Mystery and Thriller Novels That Readers Love

23 authors share tips on writing mystery and thriller novels that readers love, covering topics related to building suspense, inserting humor, crafting incredible villains, and figuring out the time of death.

Jaclyn Goldis: From Personal History to Historical Fiction

Jaclyn Goldis: From Personal History to Historical Fiction

Debut author Jaclyn Goldis explains how her novel When We Were Young was inspired by her real-life grandmothers and how many times she rewrote her first chapter.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Forced Decision

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Forced Decision

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, force a character to make a decision.

Flash Fiction Challenge

2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge: Day 25

Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write about a cryptid.

From the Practical to the Mystic: 7 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

From the Practical to the Mystic: 7 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

Bestselling author Erika Robuck provides her top 7 tips for creating an engaging historical fiction novel.