Saturday, July 14, 2018

SMFS Member Publishing News: Catherine Dilts

 
SMFS list member Catherine Dilts has a story in the new anthology, Blood and Gasoline: How Octane, High-Velocity Action available from the publisher and Amazon  in print and eBook formats. Her story is titled “Do-Over.”

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Elizabeth Zelvin

SMFS Short Story Saturdays was born out of the very successful International Short Story Month this year. Each Saturday we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.


Today for SMFS Short Story Saturdays, Elizabeth Zelvin shares the short story, “The Saxon Hoard” archived at Mysterical-E.  


If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Blood-Red Pencil: Writers on Their Toes

Blood-Red Pencil: Writers on Their Toes: ~ Editor/Author/Publisher Mysti Berry is our guest at the Blood-Red Pencil today. ~ I’d like to share with you the most marvelous discover...

SMFS Member Publication News: John M. Floyd


SMFS Member John M. Floyd has a mystery story, “Too Good To Be True” in the current issue (July 16, 2018) of  Woman’s World Magazine. The publication is available on some newsstands and by subscription.

This short story might or might not have been the 100th sale that Mr. Floyd referred to in this recent piece at SleuthSayers Blog explaining how he goes about writing short stories for this market. Well worth reading, especially if you are looking to break into this market.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Lindy's Lair: Complicating a Character's Life by J.R. Lindermuth

Lindy's Lair: Complicating a Character's Life

Mystery Fanfare: I'LL COP TO IT: Guest post by Jim Doherty

Mystery Fanfare: I'LL COP TO IT: Guest post by Jim Doherty: JIM DOHERTY: I'LL COP TO IT When a policeman writes a police procedural novel, people are bound to wonder if the main character is ...

SMFS Members Published in Pulp Adventures #29


The latest issue in a long running series, Pulp Adventures #29, has been released by Bold Ventures Press.  Available from the publisher, as well as Amazon and elsewhere, this issue features two SMFS list members. They are:

David Bernard with “Laguna del Espirita Santo.”

Jack Bludis, writing as Jack Burns, with “Bloody Mary.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SMFS Members in Low Down Dirty Vote: A Crime Fiction Anthology


Edited by SMFS list member Mysti Berry, Low Down Dirty Vote: A Crime Fiction Anthology has been released. SMFS list member Travis Richardson is one of the eleven authors in the book with the tale “Another Statistic.” Published by Berry Content Corporation, proceeds from book will go to the ACLU to fight voter suppression. The book is available in print and eBook formats at Amazon and other vendors.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

SMFS Members Published in Pulp Modern: Volume 2, Issue 3, Summer 2018


Pulp Modern: Volume 2, Issue 3, Summer 2018 has been released in print and eBook formats and is available at Amazon. There are nine tales in this issue and three members of the SMFS list are included.  They are:

Michael Bracken for  “Good Girls Don’t.”

Chris McGinley for “The Killing at Queen’s Tooth.”

Stephen D. Rodgers  for A/S/L?”

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Sarah M. Chen

SMFS Short Story Saturdays was born out of the very successful International Short Story Month this year. Each Saturday we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.


Today for SMFS Short Story Saturdays, Sarah M. Chen shares the short story, “The Benevolent Man” archived at Spelk Fiction.  


If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SMFS Members Published In Flash Bang Mysteries: Summer 2018: Issue 12

Four members of the SMFS have stories in the just released Flash Bang Mysteries: Summer 2018 Issue 12. Those four members are:


Michael Bracken with “Decision.”

Herschel Cozine with “Execution Day.”

John M. Floyd with “A Musical Clue.”

Stephen D. Rogers with “Much Obliged.”


Sunday, July 1, 2018

2018-2020 SMFS Officers Announced

The Short Mystery Fiction Society is pleased to announce that, by acclimation, Kevin R. Tipple and Larry W. Chavis are returning in their respective roles as President and Vice President for the 2018-2020 two year term.

Tony Rudzki will be the Derringer Coordinator and will be assisted by Erin F. Slattery in her role as the first ever Derringer Coordinator Assistant. These two positions were also filled by acclimation and are a one year term beginning today, July 1st.