Friday, January 23, 2009

Overall Tone

The SMFS Officers cannot be expected to police every phrase that may possibly offend. However, if a member's posts devolve from reasoned argument to impulsive reaction, that is cause to be placed on moderated status, whereupon the member's posts must be approved by the President or Vice President before reaching the list. Moderated members will be returned to normal posting status when a sufficient number of their posts show reasoned argument.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Poll Results: Golden Derringer Panel Permanent Member

By a margin of 46 FOR, 7 AGAINST, the membership has approved Babs Lakey as permanent member of the Golden Derringer panel, serving a term of her choosing.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Avoid Automated Invitations

Automated invitations (such as those sent by various social networking sites to a member's entire address book) should not be posted to Shortmystery. If an invitation is unintentionally sent to the list, I will place the sending member's account on moderated status to prevent further invitations from reaching the list until the member addresses the problem independently.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SMFS Market update

Here's a list of markets that aren't on our markets page on the website:

Yellow Mama ezine: non-paying

A Twist of Noir ezine: non-paying

Beat to a Pulp ezine: non-paying

Crooked ezine: non-paying

Thug Lit ezine: non-paying

Orchard Press Mysteries ezine: fiction, non-paying

Feel free to send market updates to Joy Seymour (