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Our Guidelines

Submissions are currently closed until July 2023!


From cozy mysteries to hard-boiled crime, psychological thrillers to domestic noir, police procedures to legal dramas,

RDP wants you!

If you're accepted, we will work with you on the following,

  • Professionally edit, proofread, and format your book.

  • Collaborate on the cover design.

  • Produce high-quality ebook and print versions of your titles.

  • Advertise and market your book on social media, Amazon, and many other online platforms.

  • Provide comprehensive blog tours for each title.

  • Promote your book to our social media contacts and growing list of crime readers.

  • Provide support and advice leading up to and after publication.

  • Provide advance copies to our specially selected reviewer group.


So, if your manuscript is complete at over sixty-thousand words, and in good condition (not the first draft…) then follow these simple steps to submit it to us:


In one email, adding your name, the book title, and word count as the subject, send us the following as separate Word documents:


  • A cover letter telling us about you and your writing history (don’t worry if this is your debut, just tell us!)

  • A synopsis of no more than 2000 words

  • The first three chapters or the first 5000 words – whichever comes first – of your manuscript

  • Send to:


We will respond to all submissions, but do give us a nudge if you haven’t heard from us after six weeks.

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