Saturday, November 20, 2010

Special Mattix-memorial issue planned

Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement will publish a winter issue dedicated to the memory of the publication's Editorial Director Rick Mattix. (The release date has been penciled in for Feb. 14, 2011.) Rick, a highly regarded historian and mentor to true crime authors, died Oct. 27 at the age of 57.

ALL ADVERTISING INCOME from this issue will be forwarded directly to Rick Mattix's surviving family. So, this issue represents an opportunity for crime historians to promote their own works while making a special contribution to Rick's loved ones.

For this special issue, advertising prices have been reduced to:
$100 for a full-page (7.5 x 10.5 inches) ad
$ 55 for a half-page (7.5 x 5 inches) ad
$ 15 for a business-card-sized (3.5 x 2 inches) ad.

December 17, 2010, is the final day for submitting ad copy and payment. All payments must be sent through Paypal to . (If you agree to purchase an ad through email to that address, a bill will be emailed to you through the Paypal service. Paypal accepts major credit cards and cash transfers as payment.)

Writers interested in submitting items for this special winter issue should send them to by next Friday, Nov. 26. The journal welcomes well-researched articles of any length on any subject relating to American crime and law enforcement history.

Those who personally knew and/or worked with Rick Mattix are also encouraged to submit letters describing their experiences for inclusion in this issue.