Thursday, March 31, 2011

The 2011 Derringer Winners

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

and

"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

and

"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

4 comments:

Michael Solender said...

My most sincere thanks and appreciation to the SMFS for honoring my story, Pewter Badge, with the Derringer. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.

Michael J. Solender

M. C. Funk said...

I'm so happy for you and Jane both, Michael. Congratulations on this marvelous win.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Congrats to all the nominees and winners! Awesome! Can't wait for Bouchercon!

Jeanette Cheezum said...

Congrats to everyone, but special congrats to Mikey.