Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction

Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction Crime fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and tattoos -- Everywhere there's a shadow

Noir Nation is a journal of international crime fiction illustrated with living art: tattoos. It is also a book imprint that publishes crime fiction and literary noir. It was founded by the late novelist Cortright McMeel; poet & fiction writer Alan Ward Thomas; and journalist & writer Eddie Vega in 2011.

Mission: The Journal advances works of the literary imagination that explore the darker geographies of human experience. It aims to entertain readers while deepening their insight about human nature, about themselves or about themselves if new circumstances changed them into the characters portrayed in our digital pages; to help build an international community of people with similar interests. The book imprint has the same aims as the Journal but focuses on literary works by a single author.

RELEASE OF NOIR NATION NO. 7 - First Golden Fedora Poetry IssueSoon after its founding in 2011, Noir Nation: Internation...
04/10/2019
Noir Nation No. 7: The Golden Fedora Poetry Prize Issue

RELEASE OF NOIR NATION NO. 7 - First Golden Fedora Poetry Issue

Soon after its founding in 2011, Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction became the globally recognized home of international crime fiction. Its content is often dark, sometimes creepy, and sometimes humorous but always at the service of the literary imagination as it explores the darker regions of human experience—where the only crime is weak writing.

While continuing its contribution of prose fiction to the noir canon, No. 7 is our first issue to publish original noir poetry, some by way of the Golden Fedora Prize (more about that here: http://bit.ly/2Gdr7UC)

In this Issue:

Fiction by Deborah Pintonelli, Nahary Hernandez, JJ Toner, Barbie Wilde, David James Keaton, Ava Black, Simon Rowe, D.V. Bennett, Frauke Schuster, Gerald Heys, and BV Lawson

Poetry by Bianca Bellová, Adam Ward, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Bonny Finberg, and Shawn Stibbards

Nonfiction by Michael Gonzales; and a staff interview with police detective and writer George Beck

And the winners of the First Golden Fedora Poetry Prize: George Perreault, Michael Zimecki, Timothy Ryan, J.D. Smith, Craig Kenworthy, Frank De Blasé, James Gardner, Joe Cortinas, Barry Nathan, and Timothy Tarkelly.

Soon after its founding in 2011, Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction became the internationally recognized home of crime fiction. With this issue, it will also be a home for noir poetry. Noir Nation’s content is often dark, sometimes creepy, and sometimes humorous but always at the service o....

Noir—the Film, a project we are following. Currently, it's in post-production. From what information is available, the...
09/25/2018

Noir—the Film, a project we are following. Currently, it's in post-production. From what information is available, the film will be an homage to the crime noir and horror film traditions, with a script that explores both.

We recall the efforts not long ago of Hotel Noir, an indie film with Carla Gugino and Rufus Sewall, actors who have become closely associated with the form. Despite their competent performances and the filmmaker's clear love for the form, the result was a higher-than-average Youtube original.

Noir—the Film does not have any actors with names familiar to anyone outside of Actors Equity or SAG-AFTRA, but the premise, the script, and the cinematography — from what we've seen of them — seem far more promising.

"Mr. Specter, I want you to do every perverse thing he did to her... to me, you understand?" Mrs. Jones (Tisha Vaculin.) #NOIR now in postproduction. #NoirTheFIlm #FilmNoir #HollywoodsGoldenAge #Affair #Cheat #HollywoodLandMotel #Horror #Divorce #HollywoodLand #Seduction #Client #FemmeFatale #MaxSpecter #MrsJones #PrivateEye #Detective #Revenge #payback #CityOfAngels #StayInTheLight #DarknessIsComing

2018 NOIR NATION GOLDEN FEDORAPRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCEDThe Golden Fedora Prize celebrates noir literature by contemporary ...
04/25/2018

2018 NOIR NATION GOLDEN FEDORA
PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Golden Fedora Prize celebrates noir literature by contemporary writers. The Golden Fedora is a medallion commissioned from the Northwestern Mint, the same mint that coins the Pulitzers, awarded to anonymous entries selected by The Editors. The prize will be awarded in several categories in different years: poetry, fiction, and film writing.

​In 2018 we considered well over 1,000 poems for the prize and so made individual responses a near impossible task given the resources of a bantamweight independent journal. For writers who submitted work, please know that your work was read carefully and thoughtfully considered, and given the high quality of material, we wish we could provide public recognition for a higher number of deserving writers. In the end, consistent with the nature of literary competitions, we had to make difficult choices. Here are they are in unranked categories.

2018 Noir Nation Golden Fedora Poetry Prize Winners

George Perreault
Timothy Ryan
Michael Zimecki

Honorable Mentions

Frank De Blase
Joe Cortinas
James Gardner
Craig Kenworthy
Barry Nathan
JD Smith
Timothy Tarkelly

THE GOLDEN FEDORA PRIZE - FEB 15 Deadline - SUBMIT NOWThe Golden Fedora celebrates noir literature by contemporary write...
10/21/2017
Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction Submission Manager

THE GOLDEN FEDORA PRIZE - FEB 15 Deadline - SUBMIT NOW

The Golden Fedora celebrates noir literature by contemporary writers. The medallion, commissioned from the Northwestern Mint, the same mint that coins the Pulitzers, is awarded to anonymous entries selected by The Editors.

GUIDELINES

Unpublished poems in English up to 30 lines in any style or form that are either darkly themed or where a crime occurs. Each poem will be judged separately and read anonymously.

Do not include the writer's name or any identifying information in the submitted documents. That information, the titles of the poems, and biographical information can be included in the Submittable cover letter.

Writers submitting haikus or Martial-style epigrams may submit up to three poems which will count as one entry for purposes of the fee structure (three poems count as one entry, six as two, and nine as three), but each haiku will be considered as a separate entry for purposes of the prize.

Poems in other languages are fine but only if submitted with translations, both of which would be published if among winners and honorable mentions.

Poems must be submitted electronically on Submittable.

PRIZES

Medallions to top three works. There are no first, second, or third places. There is only one place: Golden Fedora winner.

Ten or more Honorable Mentions

Publication in special poetry issue of Noir Nation in print and digital formats

Medallions will be awarded to the top three writers engraved with their names, category, and year of award. Winning entries and all Honorable Mentions will be published in a special poetry issue of Noir Nation with standard $10-$50 honoraria depending on number of entries published (we hope to publish more than one poem by entrants). All submissions are considered for publication.

DEADLINE

Poems must be submitted by February 15, 2018. Announcements of winners will be made via the Noir Nation Mailing List (please be sure to sign up), our website, and here on our page.

To find out more or to submit, click on the coins below.

Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction Submission Manager Powered By Submittable - Accept and Curate Digital Content

The Golden Fedora Award medallion. Sign up for the Noir Nation mailing list for updates. We'll be launching this soon: h...
10/17/2017

The Golden Fedora Award medallion. Sign up for the Noir Nation mailing list for updates. We'll be launching this soon: https://www.noirnation.com/

As part of our return to publishing quality international crime fiction, we have redesigned the Noir Nation website. Tak...
09/16/2017
noirnation

As part of our return to publishing quality international crime fiction, we have redesigned the Noir Nation website. Take a look, and if you are thinking about submitting work or competing in the Golden Fedora fiction competition, be sure to sign up for the newsletter, which will be our most direct form of communicating with writers and those who want to read them.

NOW OUT: NOIR NATION 6Noir Nation No. 6 continues the crime noir tradition by circling back to its 20th Century jazz roo...
09/07/2017

NOW OUT: NOIR NATION 6

Noir Nation No. 6 continues the crime noir tradition by circling back to its 20th Century jazz roots. This issue, with 14 writers, including widely published powerhouse Gary Phillips, and Tatiana Eva-Marie, who is publishing her first story, addresses jazz and crime, jazz and temptation and the startling impulses that give them life and genius. As famed tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins said, “Music represents nature. Nature represents life. Jazz represents nature. Jazz is life.” So too is Noir a kind of view of life—raw and stripped of pretense, with dark emotions fueling even darker obsessions. There are no words that better describe Noir Nation.

Writers in this issue: JC Hopkins, Tigre Galindo, Tatiana Eva Marie, John Goldbach, Brendan DuBois, Geronimo Horowitz, Gary Phillips, Jonas Kyle, Andrey Henkin, Alfredo Meridee, Jackie Goodwin, and Ted Berg, Bill Moody

Kindle: https://goo.gl/A6Yq8X
Print: https://goo.gl/abL8Fv

Here's Paul D Brazill talking NOIR on Slovenian TV, along with Renato Bratkovič, Neven Skgratic, Eddie Vega, Andrej Pre...
09/30/2015
Glasnik

Here's Paul D Brazill talking NOIR on Slovenian TV, along with Renato Bratkovič, Neven Skgratic, Eddie Vega, Andrej Predin and the impression of Richard Godwin. http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/glasnik-oddaja-tv-maribor/174362622

V oddaji Glasnik objavljamo reportaže o pomembnejšem dogajanju na področju kulture in umetnosti. V studiu gostimo kulturnike in umetnike, glasbenike, predstavljamo televizijske portrete umetnikov. Beležimo aktualne gledališke premiere, koncerte in odprtja likovnih razstav, predstavljamo umetniške vr…

Slovenian crime writer Renato Bratkovič at the Irish Haven, where some now famous scenes from Martin Scorsese's Oscar-w...
04/12/2014
Renato Bratkovič at the Irish Haven

Slovenian crime writer Renato Bratkovič at the Irish Haven, where some now famous scenes from Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning crime film 'The Departed' were shot.

Renato Bratkovič at the Irish Haven, where some now famous scenes from Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning crime film The Departed were shot.

Via Paul D. Brazill - Ye Olde Eddie Vega interview still getting hits...
01/05/2014
Eddie Vega Interview - Ginsberg, Noir and Whiskey

Via Paul D. Brazill - Ye Olde Eddie Vega interview still getting hits...

Eddie with Allen Ginsberg PDB) How and when did you and Cort McMeel first meet up? EV)I met Cort in Ireland in 1992. We were attending lectures at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo. Pi...

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