March Editorial

Welcome to the first issue of The Big Click, a new electronic magazine of crime fiction. We hope you find what you’ve been looking for here.

Crime fiction today is dominated by the novel, and the series novel at that. The Internet and the rise of the e‑reader has opened up a space for the rebirth of short fiction in all genres, so why not crime? We feel that the short story is still a vibrant and powerful medium for the exploration of plot, characters, and voice, so we’ve asked some of the best writers we know to come up with original crime stories for us.

To kick off The Big Click, we reached out to living legend Ken Bruen and the wonderful new writer Anonymous‑9. Tom Piccirilli’s regular column debut with this issue, and we have an interview Pic conducted with Joe R. Lansdale as well. Do check out Lansdale’s Edge of Dark Water, out this month.

We intend to be available on Barnes & Noble and, as well as direct through our own store here on the site, with new issues arriving bimonthly.  If there are other vendors that you feel we should make The Big Click available through, please let us know.  On the website, we will post one new piece of content each week until the entire issue is online for anyone to freely read.  We do hope you will consider buying an electronic issue to support our efforts.

—The Editors

About the Author

The Editors

Jeremiah Tolbert is a web designer, writer, and photographer living in Tonganoxie, Kansas.

Nick Mamatas is a writer and editor living in Berkeley, California.

Seth Cadin is an East Bay artist and editor who also sometimes trades stories for money.

Molly Tanzer writes and edits in Boulder, Colorado.



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