Thursday, March 3, 2011

2011 SMFS Derringer Award Finalists

Listed below are the finalists in each category for the 2011 Derringer Awards.

Flash Story (under 1001 words)

"Blues in the Night" by Carol Kilgore published in Dark Valentine
"Homeless" by Patricia Morin published in Mystery Montage
"Stick a Needle in My Eye" by Julia Madeleine published in Powder Burn Flash
"The Book Signing" by Kathy Kencharik published in Thin Ice" Crime Stories By New England Writers
"The Unknown Substance" by Jane Hammons published in A Twist of Noir

Short Story (1001 - 4000 words)

"My Asshole Brother" by Eric Beetner published in A Twist of Noir
"Seventy-two Hours or Less" by Michael J. Solender published in A Twist of Noir
"Broken Down on the Bonneville Flats" by Jack Bates published in Beat to a Pulp
"Angel of Mercy" by David Price published in Beat to a Pulp
"Pewter Badge" by Michael J. Solender published in Yellow Mama

Long Story (4001 - 8000 words)

"A Tour of the Tower: by Christine Poulson published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"Care of the Circumcised Penis" by Sean Doolittle published in Thuglit Presents: Blood, Guts, and Whiskey
"Interpretation of Murder" by B. K. Stevens published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
"Silicon Kings" by Richard Helms published in The Back Alley Webzine
"The Little Nogai Boy" by R. T. Lawton published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Novelette (8001 - 17,500)

"Deserters" by Chris Muessig published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
"Rearview Mirror" by Art Taylor published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"The Gods for Vengeance Cry" by Richard Helms published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"The Man With One Eye" by Stephen Ross published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
"The Scent of Lilacs" by Doug Allyn published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

The winners will be announced on March 31. Congratulations and best wishes to each of the finalists!

2 comments:

Patricia Harrington said...

I just want to send my condolences to David Price's family and friends. And to say his story is excellent. I'm sorry for his loss to all and in the mystery writing field.

Pat Harrington

Rick Helms said...

Just one quick comment. The title of my nominated story is 'The Gods For Vengeance Cry' (not 'of').

I'm honored to have this story recognized.

On another, more somber note, I join Pat Harrington and many other SMFS members in sending my condolences to the family of David Price. It's always sad to lose a member of the mystery community, but even more so when that member had just enjoyed such an achievement.

Rick Helms