My thanks to everyone who submitted stories, and to Awards Coordinator Tony Rudzki and the judges. While the judging goes on, it's a good time to sign up for the Derringers Voting Group, where Tony will upload the finalist stories and set up the polls for the March group vote.
If you've signed up previously, just check that you are still a member of the voting group. Log in to http://groups.yahoo.com/mygroups/ with your Yahoo! ID and confirm that "Derringers" is in your list of groups.
We also need to fill out the Golden Derringer committee with one volunteer chosen at random from the membership at large.
This is the committee that choose this year's recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement. If you'd like to put your name in the hopper, email me offlist by Friday, February 8. I will forward the names to Tom Sweeney, SMFS President and committee chairman. The membership can also participate in the Golden Derringer process by submitting candidates to receive the Award. Tom will announce when we begin accepting candidates.
The same committee will attempt to choose up to two inductees into the Short Mystery Fiction Hall of Fame. The key difference between the Golden Derringer and the Hall is the latter is for writers deceased at least ten years before induction consideration.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
More to Do with the Derringers
Originally posted to Shortmystery by Gerald So, Vice President, February 4, 2013: