Several SMFS Members are nominated for Anthony Awards in various categories.
Best Short Story
Hilary Davidson’s “Unforgiven” from the anthology, Murder a-Go-Go’s: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of the Go-Go’s, published by Down & Out Books. The anthology is also nominated in the Best Anthology or Collection category.
Art Taylor’s “Hard Return” from the anthology, Crime Travel, published by Wildside Press. The anthology was edited by SMFS list member Barb Goffman. The anthology is also nominated in the Best Anthology or Collection category.
Art Taylor’s “Better Days” from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine: May/June 2019. Mr. Taylor wrote about his story at The First Two Pages: “Better Days” by Art Taylor.
Best Anthology or Collection
The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods, edited by SMFS list member Michael Bracken, published by Down & Out Books.
Crime Travel, edited by SMFS list member Barb Goffman, published by Wildside Press.
Parnall Hall Presents Malice Domestic: Mystery Most Edible, edited by Verena Rose, Rita Owen, and SMFS list member Shawn Reilly Simmons, published by Wildside Press.
Best Paperback Original
E. A. Aymar’s The Unrepentant, published by Down & Out Books.
Gigi Pandian’s The Alchemist’s Illusion, published by Midnight Ink.
Gabriel Valjan’s, The Naming Game, published by Winter Goose Press.
Best First Novel
Tara Laskowski’s, One Night Gone, published by Graydon Press.
Bouchercon 2020 this year is only online during October 16-17, 2020. The voting will be conducted during the “Virtual Bouchercon” with the Anthony Awards presented in an online ceremony on October 17th. The full list of all the nominees is on the official Bouchercon website.
SMFS wishes all the nominees well and especially our members.