Monday, June 27, 2022

Award: Spur Award


David Heska Wanbli Weiden has won the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for his short story "Skin," which  appeared in the anthology Midnight Hour.

Publication News: Black Cat Weekly

 Issue #43 of Black Cat Weekly is out and features:

Robert Lopresti.  "The Suicide Club."

Vicki Weisfeld. "Evidence."

Friday, June 24, 2022

Publication News: Witches of a Certain Age


The new anthology Witches of a Certain Age features stories by

Liz Pierce.  "Un-Hexing Helga."

Lyn Worthen (editor).  "Wielding Quiet Magic."

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Publication News: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine


The July/August issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine has been published and features:

Michael Bracken and Sandra Murphy. "Sit. Stay. Die."

Richard Helms. "Zoodunit."

William Burton McCormick. "Myrna Loy versus the Third Reich."

Publication News: Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine


Today is the publication date for the July/August issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.  Stories by Society members include:

Robert Lopresti. "The Lord of Falling Objects."

Josh Pachter. "Vampire Shift."

J.M. Taylor. "Florence Uglietta Solari: A Full Life in 19 Fragments."

Elizabeth Zelvin. Death Will Take the High Line."

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022

Publication News: Lawyers, Guns, and Money


Today marks the publication of Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Warren Zevon.  Stories include:

Steve Liskow. "Full Automatic."

Josh Pachter. "My Shit's Fucked Up."

Kevin Burton Smith. "Bill Lee."

Member Publication News: Victoria Weisfeld


Victoria Weisfeld's first novel, Architect of Courage, was published this month by Black Opal Books.

Publication News: Yellow Mama


Issue 92 of Yellow Mama Webzine is available for free and contains:

Pam Ebel. "Dead Men Don't Text."

Shari Held. "Two Little Words."

Merrilee Robson. "Why I Left the House that Smelled of Death."

Friday, June 10, 2022

Member Publication News: Victoria Weisfeld

Victoria Weisfeld's story "The Green Door" appears in the new issue of Liquid Imagination.  Read it for free here.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Member Publication News: Andrew Welsh-Huggins

 Andrew Welsh-Huggins' story "Digging In" appears in Issue #40 of
Black Cat Weekly,
and his "If You Say So" is in the Summer issue of Mystery and Suspense Magazine.  Both are available now.  M&SM can be downloaded for free here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Member Publication News: Brandon Barrows

Guilty Crime Story Magazine has published Brandon Barrows' new story "Too Many Chefs." Read it for free here.


Sunday, June 5, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Award News: Shamus Nominations

The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the Shamus Award nominees.  Congratulations to these members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.

Best PI Paperback

Andrew Welsh-Huggins. An Empty Grave.

Best PI Short Story

Michael Bracken. "Disposable Women."

Richard Helms. "Sweeps Week."

Member Publication News: Joan Leotta

 Joan Leotta's story "Dead, Dying, Gone," is available for free at
Punk Noir Magazine.

Member Publication News: Brandon Barrows

 Purple Wall Stories published Brandon Barrows's story "A Coup de Theatre" this week.  Read it for free here.