“Pays good rates on acceptance”

The 1937 Writer’s Market Listing For Black Mask

BLACK MASK, 515 Madison Ave., New York City. Uses exciting action, detective stories with an unusual angle, but they must be convincing and have real human character, good logical motivation, unusual plotting and rapid action. A little woman interest is permissible, but it must be kept subordinate. Best lengths are 3,000 to 6,000 words for shorts; 15,000 words for novelettes. Pays good rates on acceptance.

From a May 2002 post to Rara-Avis from Ray Skirsky. Thanks, Ray.

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