Hollywood. A city of Magic and Mayhem! A mystical land founded in celluloid and scandal and peopled with stars, mavens, ingénues, and the movers and shakers that made them! Even though we all know the truth behind the glitter, we all look to that nearly fabled town with a sort of awe. And we all think back on its classic era, from its beginnings through the 1950s, when being a star meant something to everyone. And when crime walked hand in hand with Hollywood’s finest down the proverbial red carpet.
HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY will feature three to six stories set in Hollywood’s early years and Golden Age (1912-1959). From its humble origins all the way through the days of Bogart, Wayne, Cooper, Davis, Hayworth, Hepburn, and more, Hollywood is the setting. And the genre is very much mystery. Not crime or noir, but whodunits, murder cases, putting the pieces of the puzzle together to catch the bad guy. And in the leading role as the hero or heroine. Your favorite Hollywood personality from that period.
Cast Mickey Rooney as a pint sized armchair shamus. Have Errol Flynn swashbuckle his way through a murder. Take your favorite classic movie star or even someone obscure and rare and plop them into the middle of a situation that they must solve to survive.
Stories for HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to email@example.com. Authors not previously published by Pro Se Productions must submit a writing sample of at least two pages with their proposals. Authors whose proposals are accepted must submit the first four pages of their accepted stories as quickly as possible for review by Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. Any style of mystery (hard boiled, cozy, procedural, etc) is acceptable.
HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY is scheduled for publication in early 2014 by Pro Se Productions.
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