The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year 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 who all nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in several categories. The winners will be announced at opening ceremonies at Bouchercon 2019 in Dallas, Texas, this October.
This year we have five members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society nominated in the category of Best Short Story. The nominees are:
Craig Faustus Buck for “Race To Judgement” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: November/December 2018.
Leslie Budewitz for “All God’s Sparrows” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine: May/June 2018.
Barb Goffman for “Bug Appétit” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: November/December 2018.
Gigi Pandian for “The Cambodian Curse” in the collection, The Cambodian Curse & Other Stories, published by Henery Press.
Art Taylor for “English 398: Fiction Workshop” in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: July/August 2018.
The full list of all the 2019 Macavity Award Nominees can be found on the website. Congrats and good luck to all the nominees and especially to those members of the SMFS!