Crooked Holster is an annual anthology of mystery, crime and thriller, set up to showcase the devious doings of the best new and established writers.

We are crookedly happy to announce that we are now open to submissions for our third anthology of Crime and Thriller writing. This year’s theme is ‘Treachery’ – whether it be a conniving spouse, a devious politician or a twisted betrayal by your best friend, we want your short stories, flash fiction and poetry around this theme.


The closing date for this year’s submissions is midnight on the 30th October, 2016.

The criteria for submissions is very open – all we ask is that some form of crime is involved and that the theme of ‘Treachery’ is part of the twisted tale, however you decide to interpret it.  It does not need to be a major crime or a murder; it does not need to be solved; the perpetrator does not need to be uncovered. Crime is all around us and can be terrifying, thrilling, mundane, evil or justifiable. Crooked Holster will bring all this to the reader’s fingertips….

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Ritually Yours,
The Crooked Team
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