THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF PROFESSOR MORIARTY ADVENTURES
This is an anthology of brand new material I have been asked to edit for Constable Robinson.
I am seeking original stories to feature Professor Moriarty (preferably not always involving Sherlock Holmes, but can feature other characters who’ve appeared in the Sherlockian canon, such as Lestrade, Irene Adler, Mycroft, etc…). Ideal length between 4,000 and 7,500 words.
Rights required are non-exclusive World English language anthology rights, with an option for foreign language translation within the anthology should offers be made for overseas editions.
Delivery (submission deadline): 15th February 2015. I will accept email submissions (in Word doc).
Payment £130 (or, at current exchange rate $215) on publication.
Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime, is a familiar character, although he only actually appeared in two Sherlock stories (and countless later pastiches by other pens…). I am seeking a broad mix of stories in which he can alternately appear in his guise as a master criminal, or even as a fallible human being (I am retaining the option to write the ‘Moriarty In Love’ story myself), but more importantly I am hoping the stories I am sent will be entertaining, ingenious, and witty as well as gripping.
If the project tickles your fancy, do let me know well in advance that you are hoping to do a story so I can plan the project and keep a slot open for you.
This call for submissions is not just going out to crime and mystery writers, but also authors in other fields in order to have sufficient diversity and ‘voices’.
If you have any queries beforehand do get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org