Monday, April 21, 2014

Members' Publication News

The following members sent in publication news this month:
  • Jack Bates, "Didja Think of That?", Heater, Vol. 2, No. 3 (April 2014)
  • Peter DiChellis, "Murderous Lies", Plan B Magazine (March 14, 2014)
  • Gail Farrelly, "In Your Easter Bonnet", Kings River Life (April 16, 2014)
  • John M. Floyd, "Hildy's Fortune," Woman's World (April 7, 2014)
  • John M. Floyd, "Hunters", Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (May 2014)
  • Toni Goodyear, "Melting Pot", Kings River Life (March 15, 2014).
  • Toni Goodyear, "Heart Surgery", Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love, And Longing, (March 2014)
  • Toni L.P. Kelner, “Bell, Book, and Candlepin”, Games Creatures Play (April 2014)
  • BV Lawson, "The Least of These", Plan B Volume III (March 2014)
  • BV Lawson, "The Obsession", The Saturday Evening Post, (April 11, 2014)
  • R.T. Lawton, "Gibet de Montfaucon", Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (June 2014)
  • Rob Lopresti, "A Bad Day for Bargain Hunters", Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (May 2014)
  • Rob Lopresti, "The Accessory", Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (June 2014)
  • R.Marquez, "Granny Mine", Crimespree Magazine, Issue 55 (March 2014)
  • R.Marquez, "The Obligation", KZINE, Issue 9 (May 2014)
  • R.Marquez, "The Courting", Shotgun Honey (May 28, 2014)
  • Ruth McCarty, "Do I Know You?", Over My Dead Body (April 2014)
  • William Burton McCormick, "Agoraphobic Alibi", Over My Dead Body (April 2014)
  • James O'Keefe, "The Adventure of the Deadly Interlude", The Plated Spoon and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes (October 2014)
  • Leigh Perry, “The Real Santa Claus”, Dead But Not Forgotten (May 2014)
  • Jacqueline Seewald, The Bad Wife (Perfect Crime Books. March 2014)
  • Jacqueline Seewald, "Murder and Money", Over My Dead Body (April 2014)
  • Ben Solomon, "The Hard-Boiled Detective, Statement No. 18: Pandereos Ajax", Kings River Life (April 12, 2014)

To send news for next month's post, email Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2014 Derringer Award Results

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Awards, honoring outstanding published stories and people who've contributed greatly to the genre, are determined by a January 1–March 30 process that considers the previous year.

The Awards Coordinator first posts the results to Shortmystery. Then the public announcement appears here.

For each category below, we show the winner first, then the alphabetized finalists:

Best Flash (Up to 1,000 words)

Best Short Story (1,001–4,000 words)
  • "The Present" by Robert Lopresti (The Strand Magazine, February-May 2013) (Rob's acceptance video)
  • "Pretty Little Things" by Chris F. Holm (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2013)
  • "The Sweetheart Scamster" by Rosemary McCracken (Thirteen by the Mesdames of Mayhem, August 2013)
  • "The Little Outlaw" by Mike Miner (Plan B Magazine, August 9, 2013)
  • "The Cemetery Man" by Bill Pronzini (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 2013)

Best Long Story (4,001–8,000 words)
  • "Give Me a Dollar" by Ray Daniel (Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, Level Best Books, September 2013) (Ray's acceptance video)
  • "Myrna!" by John Bubar (Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, Level Best Books, September 2013)
  • "Bloody Signorina" by Joseph D'Agnese (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, September 2013)
  • "Dance Man" by Andrew Jetarski (Last Exit to Murder, Down & Out Books, June 2013)
  • "A Dangerous Life" by Adam Purple (Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, Level Best Books, September 2013)

Best Novelette (8,001–20,000 words)
  • "The Goddaughter's Revenge" by Melodie Campbell (Orca Rapid Reads, October 2013)
  • "The Serpent Beneath the Flower" by Jack Bates (Mind Wings Audio, April 2013)
  • "For Love's Sake" by O'Neil De Noux (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, July/August 2013)
  • "The Antiquary's Wife" by William Burton McCormick (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, March 2013)
  • "Last Night in Cannes" by James L. Ross (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, November 2013)

And a committee of the SMFS Officers, Awards Coordinator, and two members-at-large awarded the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer (Lifetime Achievement) to:

Recipients may obtain award certificates by emailing SMFS Vice President Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM). Recipients will be publicly recognized at the opening ceremonies of Bouchercon 2014, Thursday, November 13, in Long Beach, CA.