A reminder that this year's group voting for the Derringer winners will take place on The Derringers Voting Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Derringers/ from April 1 through April 30, 2010.
Derringer Coordinator Suzanne Rorhus will upload the five finalist stories in each category to the Derringer Voting Group's Files section for members to read. Automated polls will be created for each category.
To vote for the Derringer winners, you must subscribe to the Derringer Voting Group. When you subscribe, Suzanne will check your eligibilty to vote based on whether you joined the SMFS prior to February 1, 2010. If you did so, you are eligible to vote for this year's Derringer winners. If you joined Shortmystery on or after February 1, 2010, you are not eligible to vote. This measure is in place to prevent last-minute ballot-stuffing.
The polls will close at midnight ET May 1, and the winners will be announced later that day.