Sunday, April 1, 2012

2012 Derringer Award Results

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2012 Derringer Awards results were determined by a vote of the membership at large after member-volunteer judges narrowed the submissions to finalists. Winners bolded:

Best Flash (Up to 1,000 words)
  • "Lessons Learned" by Allan Leverone (Shotgun Honey, July 29, 2011)
  • "Company Policy" by Warren Bull (Yellow Mama, August 2011)
  • "The Perfect Mark" by Melodie Campbell (Flash Fiction Online Magazine, July 2011)
  • "Countdown" by John Kenyon (Thrillers, Killers, and Chillers, April 2011)
  • "Heat of Passion" by Kathleen A. Ryan (A Twist of Noir, February 2011)

Best Short Story (1,001–4,000 words)
  • "Touch of Death" by B.V. Lawson (Absent Willow Review Online Magazine, April 2011)
  • "Coronation" by Adam Renn Olenn (Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm, November 2011)
  • "Sisters in Black" by Mary E. Stibal (Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm, November 2011)
  • "Fatal Flaw" by Cathi Stoler (Beat to a Pulp, April 2011)
  • "Death Will Tank Your Fish" by Elizabeth Zelvin (Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices, 2011)

Best Long Story (4,001–8,000 words) (Tie)
  • "Brea's Tale" by Karen Pullen (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 2011)
  • "A Drowning at Snow's Cut" by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 2011)
  • "Facts Exhibiting Wantonness" by Trina Corey (Ellery Queens's Mystery Magazine, November 2011)
  • "Ballistic" by Trey Dowell (Untreed Reads, July 2011)
  • "Blue Amber" by William Burton McCormick (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, June 2011)

Best Novelette (8,001–20,000 words)
  • "Where Billy Died" by Earl Staggs (Untreed Reads, August 2011)
  • "A Penny for the Boatman" by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2011)
  • "The Gun Also Rises" by Jeffrey Cohen (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2011)
  • "Tomorrow's Dead" by David Dean (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2011)
  • "In Brightest Day" by Toni L.P. Kelner (Home Improvement: Undead Edition, August 2011)

And determined by a committee of the SMFS Officers, Awards Coordinator, and two members-at-large, the 2012 recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement:

Recipients may obtain award certificates by emailing Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM). Recipients will be publicly recognized at the opening ceremonies of Bouchercon 2012, Thursday, October 4, in Cleveland, OH.

1 comment:

Jeff Cohen said...

Congrats to all the winners!