As requested by multiple members, there is a poll currently underway regarding whether or not to allow self-published stories to be considered for the Derringers. This is a simple up or down vote based on Bobbi Chukran’s motion seconded by SMFS VP Larry Chavis.
Members may access the poll here:
If the measure passes, the mechanics of accepting self-published work will be
discussed and membership will be polled.
If the measure does not pass, we will follow the precedent of the previous
administration and table the issue until after Bouchercon 2017.
Kevin R. Tipple