Friday, April 2, 2010

Derringer Short Story Award Nominees

2010 SMFS Derringer Award Finalists
Short Mystery Fiction Society

BEST FLASH STORY (Up to 1,000 Words)
"And Here's To You, Mrs. Edwardson," by Hamilton Waymire, Published in the webzine Big Pulp, November 23, 2009
"Awake" by David Dean, Published in EQMM, July 2009
"Gutterball" by Stephen D. Rogers, Published in Woman's World Magazine, Sep 7, 2009
"The Right Track" by R.T. Lawton, Published in Woman's World Magazine, 10/26/09
"Unplanned" by Libby Cudmore, Published in Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers, August 2009

BEST SHORT STORY (1,001 - 4,000 Words)
"Identity Theft" by Robert Weibezahl, Published in Beat to a Pulp, March 2009
"The Biography of Stoop the Thief" by Steven Torres, Published in Uncage Me!, July 2009
"The Hard Sell" by Jay Stringer, Published in Beat to a Pulp, 2009
"The Right to Remain Silent" by Debbi Mack, Published in Back Alley Webzine, August 2009
"Twas the Night" by Anita Page, Published in The Gift of Murder, 2009

BEST LONG STORY (4,001 - 8,000 Words)
"A Stab in the Heart" by Twist Phelan, Published in EQMM, February
"Famous Last Words" by Doug Allyn, Published in EQMM, November
"Regarding Certain Occurrences in a Cottage at the Garden of Allah" by Robert S. Levinson, Published in AHMM, November
"Snow on Bloedkoppie" by Berhard Jaumann (translated from the German by Mary Tannert), Published in EQMM, August
"The Shipbreaker" by Mike Wiecek, Published in EQMM, March/April

BEST NOVELETTE (8,001 - 17,500 Words)
"Adjuncts Anonymous" by B.K. Stevens, Published in AHMM, June
"Julius Katz" by Dave Zeltserman, Published in EQMM, September/October
"The Last Drop" by R.W. Kerrigan, Published in EQMM, February
"The Pirate's Debt" by Toni L.P. Kelner, Published in EQMM, August
"Uncle Brick and Jimmy Kills" by Allan Leverone, Published in Mysterical-E

The SMFS membership at large will read the finalist stories and vote between April 1-30, 2010. Winners announced May 1, 2010.

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