1. Write & Submit

Write a crime story by July 1, 2014 that meets the following criteria

  • No Italian mafia
  • No hitmen (or hitwomen)
  • No sex crimes
  • No serial killers
  • Word count between 3,000-5,000

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2. Read & Rate

Once you have submitted your story, the real fun begins!

  • Read stories that have been submitted by other members
  • Rate the stories you do and don’t like
  • Provide and receive feedback for your fellow writers
  • Meet other up-and-coming writers

Read Great Stories

3. Fun Will Be Had!

Though writing should be all the incentive you need, there is more!

  • Grand prize: Publication in Thuglit! Three of the top-rated stories will be selected by editor, Todd Robinson, to appear in future issues of Thuglit.
  • Writer prize packs: We'll be asking accomplished authors and editors to read and comment on stories. As for who's going to do it, and the selection process—well, we don't want to unveil everything just yet...
  • Reader prize packs: We've enlisted Mulholland, Broken River, Hard Case Crime, and MysteriousPress.com, to donate grab-bags of books. The five most prolific raters will get a selection of books, picked at random, by one of these excellent publishers!