Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Award

Congratulations, Barb Goffman, winner of the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Award Poll.

From Barb Goffman

It's my honor and deep pleasure to share the results of this year's Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers award poll. Every year, the magazine asks its reader to nominate their favorite three stories published in the magazine that year. Yesterday, this year's results were released, and my story "Dear Emily Etiquette" took top honors, coming in first place. This is an honor I really never thought I'd achieve. It was only in 2017, after years of submissions, that Janet Hutchings accepted a story from me, and I've only had two more accepted since then, including DEE. So when she emailed to tell me I'd won, I truly was stunned. Happy. Ecstatic. And stunned.
Here are the rest of the finalists. It's a long list!
Second place: My dear friend John M. Floyd for his story "Crow's Nest."
Third place: Gregory Fallis for "Terrible Ideas."
Fourth place: "Mary Poppins Didn't Have Tattoos" by Stacy Woodson.
Fifth place: A tie!: "A Murder at Moorehouse Mews" by G.M. Malliet and "The End of the Line" by Katherine Hall Page.

Sixth place: "Killer Instinct" by Doug Allyn.
Seventh place: "The Wretched Strangers" by Matthew Wilson.
Eighth place: "Crumble" by Christine Poulson.
Ninth place: A six-way tie!: "Shadow Lane" by David Dean; "A Voice in the Dark" by Maurissa Guibord; "The Death and Carnage Boy" by Steve Hockensmith; "The Man from Scotland Yard Dances Salsa" by John Lantigua; "Cardiff by the Sea" by Joyce Carol Oats; "The Other Imelda" by R.T. Raichev.
Tenth place: A five-way tie!: "Nantucket Undertow" by Shelly Dickson Carr; "Ghost Cat" by Hal Charles; "My People" by Liza Cody; "The Cards You're Dealt" by Michael Z. Lewin; "A Drive-by on Chalmers Road" by Mike McHone.
I raise a glass to all these wonderful writers, and I thank everyone who took the time to read EQMM last year and vote for this award.

1 comment:

Barb Goffman said...

Thanks for sharing the news, Janet! Much appreciated.