Thursday, March 1, 2012

Short Mystery Fiction Society Finalists

Established in 1996, the Short Mystery Fiction Society is a worldwide group of writers, editors, publishers, and readers. Through informative discussion, publicity efforts, and the annual Derringer Awards, they promote the creation, publication, and appreciation of short mystery and crime fiction. Here are the 2012 Short Mystery Fiction Society Finalists. Congratulations to all!

Finalists for Best Novelette:

Jeffrey Cohen, "The Gun Also Rises: an Aaron Tucker Mystery," Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January/February 2011
Toni L. P. Kelner, "In Brightest Day," Home Improvement: Undead Edition, August 2011
Doug Allyn, "A Penny for the Boatman," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2011
David Dean, "Tomorrow’s Dead," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2011
Earl Staggs, "Where Billy Died," Untreed Reads, August 2011

Finalists for Best Long Story

Art Taylor, "A Drowning at Snow’s Cut," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2011
Trina Corey, "Facts Exhibiting Wantonness," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2011
Trey Dowell, "Ballistic," Untreed Reads, July 2011
Karen Pullen, "Brea’s Tale," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2011
William Burton McCormick, "Blue Amber," Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2011

Finalists for Best Short Story:

Elizabeth Zelvin, "Death will Tank Your Fish," Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices, 2011
B.V. Lawson, pen name of Bonnie Vanaman, "Touch of Death," Absent Willow Review Online Magazine, April 2011
Mary E. Stibal, "Sisters in Black," Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm, November 2011
Cathi Stoler, "Fatal Flaw." Beat to a Pulp Online, April 2011
Adam Renn Olenn, "Coronation," Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm, November 2011

Finalists for Best Flash Fiction Story:

Warren Bull, "Company Policy," Yellow Mama, August 2011
John Kenyon, "Countdown," Thrillers, Killers, and Chillers, April 2011
Al Leverone, "Lessons Learned," Shotgun Honey, July 2011
Melodie Campbell, "The Perfect Mark," Flash Fiction Online Magazine, July 2011
Kathleen Ryan, "Heat of Passion," A Twist of Noir, February 2011

1 comment:

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Thanks for posting this, Janet! I'm thrilled to be among those nominated for Best Flash Fiction Story, and all of the nominees. I'm grateful for the time and effort so generously given by the 2012 Derringer Coordinator, Gwen Mayo, and the volunteer judges. How exciting!