Thursday, December 2, 2021

Publication News: Mystery Magazine


The December issue of Mystery Magazine has arrived and many of the stories are by members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society:

“Fair Is Fair” by Brandon Barrows

“Cajun State” by O’Neil De Noux

“Just Another Small Town Death” by Joseph Goodrich

“The X In Xmas” by Robert Jeschonek

“A Hungarian Christmas” by Vicki Weisfeld

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Publication News: Bloodroot


Bloodroot: Best New England Crime Stories

Bruce Coffin. "Murphy's Law."

Edith Maxwell. "Dark Corners."

 Clea Simon. "No Cities to Love."

As well as the Al Blanchard Award winner: Joseph S. Walker. "Herb Ecks Goes Underground"

Monday, November 22, 2021

Publication News: BOULD Anthology


The 2021 edition of the BOULD Awards anthology has been published in two volumes.  Stories by Society members include:

David Bart. “Human Beans.” “The Odor of Wisdom.” “Search for Intelligent Life.” “The Grin Reaper.” “Killing Things.” “Rosemary Cloning.” 

M.H. Callway. “Incompetence Kills.”

Chris Chan. "What Are Friends For?" "Divorce Ages You."

Jan Christensen. “Oh Baby.”

Elizabeth Dearborn. "Frozen Meat.” (Fourth Place winner) "Skin and Bone."

Lesley A. Diehl: “What an Ass!”

Pam Ebel. ”Grandma’s Last Ride” “The Committee.” “Mama Knows.” “The Great Escape.” “The Quest.” “For Mr. Kite.”

Eve Fisher. “Shut In.”

John Floyd. "Sand Hill." "The Range." and "High Anxiety." “The Noon Stage.” “High Places.” “Stopover.”

Dona Fox. “In the Weakness of the Waning Moon.”

Kaye George. “The Fall.” “The Takeover.” “Driving out of Dumas.”

Debra H. Goldstein. “The Atonement Contract.”

Margaret S. Hamilton. "Once a Kappa."

Shari Held. VooDoo Wedding" (Third Place winner) "Brigette Brown's Revenge.”  “In the Belly of the Beast.” "Cinderella's Escape." "Adventures in Shopping." "Wingin' It." "Nightshift." “Winner’s Luck.”

Sharon Hollinger. “A Mother’s Heart.”  (Second Place winner)

Clifford Royal Johns. "The Quality of Death."

Eleanor Cawood Jones. "All My Exes Die in Texas."

Sharyn Kolberg. “Wish You Were Here.”

Julie Leo. "Office Party."

Joan Leotta. “a cup of comfort.” “wish upon a falling star.”

Karen McCullough. “Red Eyes in the Morning.”  (First Place winner)

“Reservations Required.”

Adam Meyer. “"Under the Bed."

Tom Milani. “Lawyer Lips.”

Cate Moyle. “Cold Memory of Crows.”

Erica Obey. “The Riddle of the Empty Armory.”

Merrilee Robson. "The Mercy Killer"

Elena E. Smith. “Bench.” “Service Providers.”  “A Very Expensive Wedding.” “Desert Day.” “Office Wife.”

Kevin R. Tipple. "The Tell." "Burdens." "Obsession."

Sylvia Warsh."Family Values.”

Stormy White. “Fireworks.”


Member Publication News: Susan Kuchinskas


Susan Kuchinskas's story "The Honeypot" is available for free at Guilty Crime Story Magazine.