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.