Book Submissions Open until February 28, 2020

Shotgun Honey Books, an imprint of Down & Out Books, is now open for book submissions for our limited 2021 catalog of 4-6 books. We will be selective, looking for books in the crime genre that are unique whether they be coming of age (Hardway, Dillo, The Furious Way), road trips (A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps, The Carrier), humor laden romps and stomps (The Fury of Blacky Jaguar, Fast Bang Booze) or detective and hard crime (Suburban Dick, Face Value, or A Place of Refuge).

We are looking primarily for short novels and novellas over 25 thousand and up to 60 thousand words. We will entertain collections, but with our limited catalog, it has to be solid.

Should we not fill our catalog for 2021 during this window, submissions will open the first Monday of every month until we do.


Nestled in the foothills of West Virginia, Ron Earl Phillips lives with his wife, a daughter, a German Shepherd, and one too many cats.