Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Member Podcasts: Debra Goldstein


Mysteryrat's Maze has a new podcast up, featuring Ariel Linn performing Debra Goldstein's Fourth of July story, "Pig Lickin' Good." 


 

Member Honors: Alex Ruby

 


Alex Ruby won the Best Flash Fiction Award for June  from Punk Noir Magazine for "Elemental."

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Publication News: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine


 The July/August issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine features stories by Joslyn Chase ("Death Makes a Dinner Date") and Eve Fisher ("The Sweet Life.")

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Member Publication News: Rob D. Smith

 


Rob D. Smith has a story, "A Plan is Just a Wish," in the new issue of Thriller Magazine. 

Member Podcast News: Linda Kay Hardie


 Linda Kay Kardie was interviewed by Marc Oxoby about her story "Cooking with Butter" in the anthology Peace, Love, and Crime. The podcast went live on Thursday.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Publication News: Pulphouse #12


 Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #12 is now for sale.  Among the Short mystery Fiction Society members featured are:

O'Neil De Noux: "Fort Dumpster."

David H. Hendrickson: "Laugh Track." 

Annie Reed: "My Father the Popsicle."

Leigh Saunders: "Virtual Oracle."

Monday, June 21, 2021

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Publication News: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


The July/August issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine is out and it features several stories by members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society:

Smita Harish Jain.  "The Fraud of Dionysus."

G. M. Malliet. "The White Star."

Gigi Pandian.  "The Locked Room Library."

Joseph S. Walker.  "The Last Man in LaFarge."

Friday, June 18, 2021

Publication News: Modern Mayhem Online

There is a new source for FREE new crime stories: Modern Mayhem Online.  The first batch includes "The Walk" by Kevin Tipple, and "Feel the Pain" by Michael Bracken.

Publication News: Moonlight and Misadventure


Superior Shores Press has just published Moonlight and Misadventure.  Among the stories in the anthology are:

Sharon Addy. "The Library Clue."

Kate Fellowes "A Currency of Wishes."

Joseph S. Walker. "Crown Jewel."

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Publicaton News: The Fish That Got Away


The Guppies chapter of Sisters in Crime has released its newest short story anthology, edited by Linda M. Rodriguez: The Fish That Got Away.

 A whopping pile of Short Mystery Fiction Society members have a story included

TO EVERY SEASON • Mary Adler
QUARRY • Susan Alice Bickford
BLACK ON BLACK IN BLACK • MB Dabney

THE PEARL NECKLACE • E.B. Davis
RELEASING LIVES • P. A. De Voe
STRESS KILLS • Cheryl Marceau
THE CANINE CAPER • Michele Bazan Reed 

THE CASE OF THE ABUSED ARTICHOKE • Cynthia Sabelhaus
CATCH AND RELEASE • Mark Thielman
KILLER’S CRUISE • Joseph S. Walker


 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Member Honors: Trey Dowell

 The Bethlehem Writer's Group gave the 2021 Short Story Award to Trey Dowell's “Good Cop/Bad Cop.” The final choosing was judged by Charlaine Harris.  It will be published in BWG’s anthology late next year, if all goes well.  


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Member Publication News: Joslyn Chase

 Joslyn Chase has an article at the Write Practice on suspense: "Raise the Stakes."

Publication News: CrimeuCopia: We're All Animals Under the Skin


 Murderous Ink Press has released Crimeucopia: Were All Animals Under the Skin.  Among the stories featured are: 

Eve Fisher, “Collateral Damage.”

Robert Petyo, “Legacies.”

Bobby Mathews, “A Good Night’s Sleep.”

Michael Bracken, “Soiled Dove.”


Monday, June 7, 2021

Member Honors: Macavity Award Nominations

 Mystery Readers International have announced the nominations for the Macavity Awards and Short Mystery Fiction Society members have taken over the entire Short Story category.

  • Barb Goffman: “Dear Emily Etiquette” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Sept/Oct 2020)
  • Art Taylor: “The Boy Detective & The Summer of ‘74” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2020)
  • Gabriel Valjan: “Elysian Fields” (California Schemin’: The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology, edited by Art Taylor; Wildside Press)
  • Elaine Viets: “Dog Eat Dog” (The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell, edited by Josh Pachter; Untreed Reads Publishing)
  • James W. Ziskin: “The Twenty-Five Year Engagement” (In League with Sherlock Holmes : Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon, edited by Laurie R. King; Pegasus Crime)

Member Publication News: Bev Vincent


This week saw the publication of Voices of Varuna, an anthology of stories set in the Renegade Legions Universe.  The anthology opens with Bev Vincent's  story "Blaze of Glory."