Submission Guidelines


Sisters in Crime Los Angeles is proud to announce that submissions are open for SinCLA’s 2024 Anthology: Angel City Beat.

The theme for this year’s anthology is Cops on their beats. Reporters on their beats. Screenwriter’s beats. The beats of LA’s music scenes. If it’s an LA mystery and it’s got a beat, write to it. 

Submissions are open from March 18 to May 31, 2024.

To submit, please make sure to follow the rules:

  1. All stories must be original and not previously published.
  2. Stories should be between 1500 to 5,000 words, tops!
  3. Submissions are blind. This means the author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. So scrub that byline and make sure your identity is nowhere to be found on the pages submitted.
  4. Only members of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles can submit stories.
  5. Email submissions to:
  • In the subject line, indicate the title of the short story.
  • In the body of the email, include the following:
    • Your name, email, and contact information.
    • The name of your story and word count.