Sunday, February 1, 2009

Derringer Award Nominations

Nominations for the Derringer Awards will be accepted beginning February 1st. So think back about all those great stories you read in 2008. The ones you had to tell other people about. Pick the ones you love best and send them to me in an email. In the subject line type DERRINGER SUBMISSION – TITLE OF STORY and attach the story file, preferably in Word format but send it however. If I can’t open it we’ll figure out something. Please remove the author’s name from the stories. The attached files should have the title of the work and a word count included at the top of the story.

In the body of the email tell me the author's name, when and where the story was published. Also tell me who published the story. I’ll need to know if the person submitting the story is an editor, the author or a member of SMFS. Include indicate the length-category the work is to be entered in.

And last but not least, the submission must be a mystery of some sort.

Market update

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Poll Results: Derringer Category Names

With 54.9 percent of the vote, the following Derringer category names have been chosen:

Best Flash Story (Up to 1,000 words)

Best Short Story (1,001-4,000 words)

Best Long Story (4,001-8,000 words)

Best Novelette (8,001-17,500 words)

The category lengths in parentheses are not part of the category names, but they will stay in effect for sorting the Derringer submissions.