The Short Mystery Fiction Society is a worldwide group of writers, editors, publishers, and readers. Through informative discussions, publicity efforts, and annual awards, we promote the creation, publication, and appreciation of short crime and mystery fiction.
The 2009 DERRINGER AWARD WINNERS As voted by members of the Short Mystery Fiction Society:
BEST FLASH STORY (Up to 1,000 Words): TBD.
BEST SHORT STORY (1,001 to 4,000 Words): "The Cost of Doing Business" by Michael Penncavage Published in: THUGLIT
BEST LONG STORY (4,001 to 8,000 Words): "The Quick Brown Fox" by Robert S. Levinson Published in: ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE
BEST NOVELETTE (8,001 to 17,500 Words): "Too Wise" by O'Neil De Noux Published in: ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE
BEST FLASH STORY: "No Place Like Home" by Dee Stuart Published in: MYSTERICAL-E
"No Flowers for Stacey" by Ruth McCarty Published in DEADFALL: CRIME STORIES BY NEW ENGLAND WRITERS
2009 Recipient of the EDWARD D. HOCH MEMORIAL GOLDEN DERRINGER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Clark Howard