Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 5

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 5

SMFS Member Nominees for the 2018 Macavity Awards

The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year The Macavity Awards are nominated and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, and friends and supporters of MRI who all nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in four categories. The winners will be announced at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon in St. Petersburg, Florida in September.


This year we have five members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society nominated in the category of Best Short Story. The nominees are:


Craig Faustus Buck for “As Ye Sow” in the anthology, Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017, published by Down & Out Books.

Terence Faherty for “Infinite Uticas” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: May/June 2017.

Barf Goffman for “Whose Wine is it Anyway” in the anthology, 50 Shades of Cabernet published by  Koehler Books.

Paul D. Marks for “Windward” in the anthology, Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, published by Down & Out Books.

Art Taylor for “A Necessary Ingredient” in the anthology, Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, published by Down & Out Books.


The full list of all the 2018 Macavity Award Nominees can be found on the website. Congrats and good luck to all the nominees and especially to those members of the SMFS!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

V. S. Kemanis: 7 Stories in 7 Sentences: Crime Fiction Review

V. S. Kemanis: 7 Stories in 7 Sentences: Crime Fiction Review

SMFS Short Story Saturday: Mo Walsh

SMFS Short Story Saturdays was born out of the very successful International Short Story Month this year. Each Saturday we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.


Today for SMFS Short Story Saturdays, Mo Walsh offers “Breaking Point” archived at Spinetingler Magazine as well as “The Night Clerk” archived over at Flash Bang Mysteries: Winter 2016.


If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.