Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Making the Shorts Cut

I don’t yet see any official announcement of these results at the Short Mystery Fiction Society Web site, but Spinetingler Magazine is reporting a list of nominees for the 2011 Derringer Awards. Here they are:

Flash Story (less then 1,001 words):
“Blues in the Night,” by Carol Kilgore (Dark Valentine, May 2010)
“Homeless,” by Patricia Morin (from Mystery Montage; Top, 2010)
“Stick a Needle in My Eye,” by Julia Madeleine (Powder Burn Flash,
No. 302, May 5, 2010)
“The Book Signing,” by Kathy Kencharik (from Thin Ice: Crime Stories By New England Writers, edited by Mark AmmonsKat Fast, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler; Level Best Books, 2010)
“The Unknown Substance,” by Jane Hammons (A Twist of Noir, December 27, 2010)

Long Story (4,001-8,000 words):
“A Tour of the Tower,” by Christine Poulson (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], March/April 2010)
“Care of the Circumcised Penis,” by Sean Doolittle (ThugLit Presents: Blood, Guts, and Whiskey, edited by Todd Robinson; Kensington, 2010)
“Interpretation of Murder,” by B. K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine [AHMM], December 2010)
“Silicon Kings,” by Richard Helms (The Back Alley Webzine, April 2010)
“The Little Nogai Boy,” by R.T. Lawton (AHMM, September 2010)

Novelette (8,001-17,500 words):
“Deserters,” by Chris Muessig (AHMM, March 2010)
“Rearview Mirror,” by Art Taylor (EQMM, March 2010)
“The Gods for Vengeance Cry,” by Richard Helms (EQMM,
November 2010)
“The Man with One Eye,” by Stephen Ross (EQMM, December 2010)
“The Scent of Lilacs,” by Doug Allyn (EQMM, September/October 2010)

The list of contenders in a fourth Derringer category--Short Story (1,001-4,000 words)--has still to be announced. There’s also no word yet on the recipient of this year’s Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement.

READ MORE:Kiwi Writer Stephen Ross Nominated for a Derringer Award,” by Craig Sisterson (Crime Watch).

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