Watching the little presses grow is fun and inspiring and educational. Many of these independent publishers are wholeheartedly transparent. They can also be blunt when describing their submission guidelines. It’s easier for them to get away with that kind of candor, because they’re a lot funnier than I am.
These are some selected stipulations conveyed by Crème de la Crime Ltd. to authors wishing to submit crime fiction manuscripts. I’ve paraphrased them slightly and captured the text as graphic images so that I don’t divert traffic from the Crème de la Crime website. For complete details, go see for yourself.
Incidentally, I agree with most of these rules.