Friday, July 30, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Crimeucopia has released an anthology of mystery/Western crossovers titled Dead Man's Hand. It includes "Wild Yellow," by Brandon Barrows, "For the Honor of the Family," by Jim Doherty, and "Redemption" by John Floyd.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the Shamus Awards for 2021. Congratulations to John M. Floyd who won the Best Short Story Shamus for "Mustang Sally," which appeared in Black Cat Mystery Magazine #7. And more congratulations to Richard Helms who won Best Original Private Eye Paperback for Brittle Karma.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Malice Domestic has announced the 2021 Agatha Award winners. Congratulations to Short Mystery Fiction Society members Barb Goffman, who won the Best Short Story for "Dear Emily Etiquette" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct) and Richie Narvaez, who won the Best Children's/YA Award for Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
Issue #9 of Black Cat Mystery Magazine has arrived and it features four stories by Society members:
Michael Bracken - " Sonny's Encore"
John M. Floyd - "The Jericho Train"
James A. Hearn - "Becoming Zero"
Stacy Woodson - "Last Rites"
Thursday, July 15, 2021
The Society's officers through June 30, 2022 are:
Robert Lopresti, President
José H. Bográn, Vice-President
Anthony Rudzki, Derringer Award Coordinator
Joseph S. Walker, Assistant Derringer Award Coordinator
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Sunday, July 11, 2021
The International Thriller Writers announced the Thriller Awards yesterday. Winners included Alan Orloff's "Rent Due" for Best Short Story (in Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir, edited by Michael Bracken), and David Heska Wanbli Weiden's Winter Counts for Best First Novel.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Friday, July 9, 2021
That's Really Messed Up: Whacked Out Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine was published yesterday. It features "The Birth of Booger Nation" by David H. Hendrickson, and "Resolutions R Us" by Annie Reed.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Monday, July 5, 2021
Claire Murray's short story, "Nanoni and shish-Ka-toomi" won Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2021 Short Story Contest.