Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 53

As posted by SMFS list member Peter DiChellis to our list…
This week’s blog celebrates short mystery and crime fiction with links to deviously delightful reviews, releases, free reads, and more.
Includes, free to read, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a 12-story collection by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Plus: The editors of pulp zines Broadswords and Blasters and Econoclash swap tweets about forcing characters to make choices. See what they think.
A short walk down a dark street (#53). What’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

SMFS Member Publishing News: Earl Staggs

SMFS list member Earl Stagg’s short story, “The Key” appears online today at Kings River Life Magazine. You can read it for free here.

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Brenda Williamson

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.  

For SMFS Short Story Saturdays today, list member Brenda Williamson shares her 2013 short story, Happy Father’s Day: A Father’s Day Mystery Short Story, archived at Kings River Life Magazine.

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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2019 Anthony Award Nominees

The 50th Bouchercon will be held in Dallas, Texas, this fall from October  31-November 3, 2019. As part of the coming celebration of the best in mystery and crime fiction, the 2019 Anthony Award Nominees in five categories were officially announced on the Bouchercon website earlier today. Congratulations to all the nominees who will receive their awards during the convention.
The SMFS especially congratulates two of our SMFS list members who were nominated in the Best Short Category. Those members are:

Barb Goffman for “Bug App├ętit” published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: November /December 2018.  Read it here.

Art Taylor for “English 398: Fiction Workshop” published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: July/August 2018. Read it here.

SMFS Member Publishing News: James Blakey

SMFS member James Blakey reports that his short story, “Picture Perfect” appears online at Crimson Streets were you can read it here for free.