The Short Mystery Fiction Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Derringer Awards for short mystery fiction:
Best Flash Fiction Story (under 1,000 words) - (TIE)
"The Book Signing," by Kathy Chencharik, Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers, Leslie Wheeler, Mark Ammons, Barbara Ross, Kat Fast, Eds., Level Best Books, November, 2010
"The Unknown Substance" by Jane Hammons, A Twist of Noir, December 27, 2010
Best Short Story (1,001-4,000 words) - "Pewter Badge," by Michael J. Solender, Yellow Mama, August, 2010
Best Long Story (4,001-8,000 words) - (TIE)
"Care of the Circumcised Penis" by Sean Doolittle, Thuglit Presents: Blood, Guts & Whiskey, Todd Robinson, Ed., Kensington Publishing Corp., May, 2010
"Interpretation of Murder" by B. K. Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, December, 2010
Best Novelette (8,001-17,500 words) - "Rearview Mirror" by Art Taylor,
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March, 2010
Recipient of Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for Lifetime Achievement - Ruth Rendell
We offer hearty congratulations to these authors for their demonstrated excellence in short fiction, and our sincere thanks to all who submitted stories.
Presentation of the Awards will take place in conjunction with the short story panel at Bouchercon 2011, held in St. Louis, MO in September.
Larry W. Chavis
Derringer Coordinator, 2011