Sunday, October 31, 2021

Double Publication News: David H. Hendrickson


Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #14
Edited by Dean Wesley Smith

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up twenty fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.

“The Soul Mate Junkie and the Beating Heart” by David H. Hendrickson.

Twisted Robots, Oh, My!:
Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine

Robots often walk the pages of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine.

Pulphouse prides itself on crossing genre lines, blurring genre lines, and just flat mixing up genres until the genre classification means nothing.

Terms like different, off-center, twisted, and sometimes just head-scratching form the hallmarks of a Pulphouse story.


“One-Night Stands for Love and Glory” by David H. Hendrickson

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Publication News: Ellyn Siegel


The short story  Missing Persons: A Ghost Short Story by Ellyn Siegel was published by Kings River Life Magazine.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Publication News: Anthology



The anthology Crimeucopia - The I's Have It features stories from some members of the Society, including:

- John Floyd, "Triangles."

-Lynn Hesse, "Bitter Love."

- Michele Bazan Reed, "The Coveted Coverlet"

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

FREE SHORT STORY: Bobbi a. Chukran


In celebration of Halloween, Society Member Bobbi A. Chukran has her short story FAMILY TO THE BONE set free at Amazon. This week only.

Podcast News: Sharon Marchisello




Mystery Rat´s is a mystery podcast produced by Kings River Life Magazine  with short stories & first chapters read by local actors, and today features Halloween Justice by Sharon Marchisello

Monday, October 25, 2021

Publication News: John M. Floyd




Society Member John M. Floyd´s short story "The Moon and Marcie Wade" is featured as part of the segment Barb Goffman Presents Mystery in this week's issue of Black Cat Weekly #8

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Publication News: Autumn Noir


Untreed Reads has just published Autumn Noir: An Unsettling Reads Crime/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Anthology. It includes stories by Society  members:

Wendy Harrison: "An Orchid to Die For"

V.S. Kemanis: "Golden Silence"

Teresa Trent: "A Slice for Stanley"

Bev Vincent: "Escape Velocity"

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Publication News: Anthology Released


"There'll Be Blue Popcorn Without You! - Stories from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine" released today.

It features stories by Society members:

-"Virtual Oracle" by Leigh Saunders

-"A Cherub by Any Other Name" by Annie Reed

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Member News: Brandon Barrows



"The Right to Hang," by Brandon Barrows won the second place in the short story contest #38 by the e-zine  On the Premise.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Publication News Edith Maxwell



SMFS member Edith Maxwell has a story in the November/December edition of the Alfred Hitchcok´s Mystery Magazine. 

The story´s titled An Excellent Team and an excerpt can be read here.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Publication News: Pam Ebel, Elena Smith, Tom Andes, Joan Leotta



Issue #88 of YELLOW MAMA WEBZINE's Halloween edition includes stories from several SMFS members including Pam Ebel, Elena Smith, Tom Andes, and Joan Leotta.

Member Publication News: John Floyd



John Floyd's story called "Annabelle," which in the author's words is a sort of mystery/horror, is included in Released: A Horror Anthology. by No Bad Books Press.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Publication News: Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021


Today sees the release of Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021.  Congratulations to Short mystery Fiction Society members:

Nikki Dolson: "Neighbors."

Brian Silverman: "Land of Promise."

Faye Snowden: "One Bullet, One Vote."

Monday, October 11, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

Member Publication News: Karen Harrington

 The new issue of Pulp Modern features "Fame at the Mini-Mart," by Karen Harrington.

Publication News: Mystery Readers Journal

 The "Lone Star" issue of Mystery Readers Journal has arrived.  Among the articles by members of the Society are:

Jim Doherty: "Lone Star Dragnet - Joel McCrea as the Joe Friday of Texas," "Wearing the Cinco Peso Star," and "Frank Hamer, Gus Hachette, and Me."

Elizabeth Elwood: "Two for Texas."

Gay Toltl Kinman: "The Children's Hour."

Sandra Murphy: "Texas, the Perfect Setting."

Josh Pachter: "An Eye of Texas."

Bev Vincent: "Texas: A State of Crime."

Member Publication News: Travis Richardson


Shotgun Honey has published Travis Richardson's story "Job Dine Wrong."  Read it for free here.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Member Publication News: Jeff Esterholm

 Jeff Esterholm has a story in the new issue of Rock and a Hard Place Magazine:  "Barman."

Publication News: Mystery Magazine

The October issue of Mystery Magazine features several stories by Short Mystery Fiction Society members:

Joslyn Chase: "Chamber of Vengeance."

Peter DiChellis: "Lost in Time."

Kate Fellowes: "The Missing Train."

John M. Floyd: "The King's Island."

Teel James Glenn: "A Study of Death."

CJ Verburg: "Scandal at the Savoy: The Monocle Murder."

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Member Publication News: Jeff Esterholm


Yellow Mama has published Jeff Esterholm's story "Deep Cuts at the Inner Groove."  You can read it here.

Member Publication News: Joan Leotta


Joan Leotta's story "Death among Truth and Lies" appears in issue 13 of Impspired.  You can read it here.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Publication News: Whodunit

 Jersey Pines Ink has published Whodunit.  Stories include:

John M. Floyd: "Trial and Error."

Denise Johnson: "Murder in the McDowells."

Friday, October 1, 2021

Publication News: Cemetery Plots


The Capitol Crimes chapter of Sisters in Crime just released Cemetery Plots.  Among the stories in the anthology are:

Jenny Carless: "Strange Place for a Date."

Eve Elliot: "The One.

Elaine Faber: "A Teeny Weeny Drop."

Kim Keeline: "Nameless."  

Karen Phillips: "The Secret of Thompson's Hill."

Steve Shrott: "The Body."

Joseph S. Walker. "One Tossed Match."

Publication News: Trick or Treats


Speed City just published Trick or Treats: Tales of All Hallows' Eve.  Stories include:

Shari Held: "The Mystery of the Mirror"

Karen Phillips: "The Curse of the Benjamin Mansion"

Publication News: Mystery Magazine

The October double issue of Mystery Magazine is all pastiche and parody.  Among the featured tales are:

Joslyn Chase: "Chamber of Vengeance"

John M. Floyd: "The King's Island"

Teel James Glenn: "A Study of Death"

Bruce Harris: "Doctor Watson Knows Noses," and "The Savile Row Mystery"

Edward Lodi: "I, Montresor"

CJ Verburg: "Scandal at the Savoy: The Monocle Murder"