Thursday, June 18, 2015

Macavity-Nominated SMFS Members

The Macavity Awards are nominated and voted on by members of Mystery Readers International, subscribers to Mystery Readers Journal, and friends and supporters of MRI. Awards will be presented at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in Raleigh, NC at the opening ceremonies October 8.

The nominees for Best Short Story are all SMFS members:

  • “Honeymoon Sweet” by Craig Faustus Buck, in Murder at the Beach: The Bouchercon Anthology 2014, edited by Dana Cameron (Down & Out)
  • “The Shadow Knows” by Barb Goffman, in Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley (Wildside)
  • "Howling at the Moon" by Paul D. Marks, in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2014
  • "The Proxy" by Travis Richardson, in Thuglit #13, Sept./Oct. 2014.
  • "The Odds Are Against Us" by Art Taylor, in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2014

In addition, member Lori Rader-Day is nominated for Best First Novel (The Black Hour), and member Hank Phillippi Ryan for Best Mystery Related Nonfiction (Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey).

Congratulations and good luck to all.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Members' Publication News

The following members sent in publication news this month:
  • V.R. Barkowski, A Twist of Hate (Five Star/Congage, June 2015)
  • Robert Lopresti, "Shooting at Firemen", Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (July/August 2015)
  • Gigi Pandian, "Tempest in a Teapot", Ladies' Night: Sisters in Crime Los Angeles Anthology (Down & Out Books, June 2015)
  • Jacqueline Seewald, "Glitter", Hypnos (Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring Anthology 2015)
    • First Place, Readers' Digest 2015 Poetry Contest (June 2015)
    • Dark Moon Rising (Luminosity Publishing, July 2015) (Pre-order from Amazon)
  • J.E. Seymour, "Moving On", Spinetingler Magazine (May 28, 2015)

Email news for next month's post to Gerald So (G_SO at YAHOO dot COM).

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Shamus-Nominated SMFS Members

The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the 2015 nominees for their Shamus Awards, including SMFS members Richard Helms for Best P.I. Short Story ("Busting Red Heads") and B.V. Lawson for Best Indie P.I. Novel (Played to Death). Congratulations and good luck to all.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bill Pronzini, 2012 Golden Derringer Recipient

The prolific Pronzini, honored with the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement in 2012, wears his newly-arrived gold medal, made possible by the SMFS Award Plans group.