Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2016 Derringer Award Nominations

The Short Mystery Fiction Society (SMFS) announced its nominees for the 2016 Derringer Awards. Congratulations to all!

Best Flash Story(up to 1000 words):
• “The Hard Screw,” by Jack Bates (Near to the Knuckle, August 6, 2015)
• “Heavy Debt,” by Craig Faustus Buck (“Mondays Are Murder,” Akashic, August 10, 2015)
• “The Wrong Girl,” by Barb Goffman, (from Flash and Bang: A Short Mystery Fiction Society Anthology, edited by J. Alan Hartman; Untreed Reads)
• “Hero,” by Vy Kava, (from Red Dawn: Best New England Crime Stories 2016, edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler; Level Best)
• “Trash Pick-Up,” by John Weagly (Near to the Knuckle, September 24, 2015)

Best Short Story(1001-4000 words):
• “Words Can Kill,” by Shelly Dickson Carr (from Red Dawn: Best New England Crime Stories 2016)
• “Joe Park’s Little Girl,” by Nikki Dolson (Mystery Weekly, September 7, 2015)
• “Kill Switch,” by Chris Knopf (from Red Dawn: Best New England Crime Stories 2016)
• “Pompo’s Disguise,” by William Burton McCormick (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], March/April 2015)
• “Twilight Ladies,” by Meg Opperman (EQMM, March/April 2015)

Best Long Story(4001-8000 words):
• “The White Game,” by Ron Collins (from Fiction River: Hidden in Crime, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; WMG)
• “Dentonville,” by John M. Floyd, (EQMM, November 2015)
• “The Orchid Grower,” by Katia Lief (EQMM, November 2015)
• “Shooting at Firemen,” by Robert Lopresti (Alfred Hitchcocks Mystery Magazine [AHMM]), July/August 2015)
• “The Man in the Dick Tracy Hat,” by Elizabeth Zelvin (AHMM,
June 2015)

Best Novelette(8001-20000 words):
• “Driver,” by John M. Floyd (The Strand Magazine, February-May 2015)
• “Crazy Cat Ladies,” by Jane Haddam (EQMM, February 2015)
• “Shooting Stars,” by Richard Helms (EQMM, September/October 2015)
• “Jack Daniels and Associates: The Whiplash Brokers,” by Gordon Hopkins (Kindle Worlds, March 2015)
• “Quack and Dwight,” by Travis Richardson (from Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds, edited by Kenneth Wishnia; PM Press)

Winners announced March 31.

1 comment:

Vallery Feldman said...

Congrats to Travis. Quack and Dwight is a very good story.