Saturday, March 02, 2013

Short Stuff

The Short Mystery Fiction Society today announced its list of finalists for the 2013 Derringer Awards, in four categories. According to a press release, “Derringer winners will be determined by a March 1-30 poll of eligible SMFS members and will be announced March 31.” The nominees this year are:

Best Flash Story (up to 1,000 words):
“An Old-Fashioned Villain,” by Nick Andreychuk (Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, May 2012)
“The Cable Job,” by Randy DeWitt (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine [AHMM], September 2012)
“Dead Man,” by A.J. Hayes (from Off the Record 2: At the Movies, edited by Luca Veste and Paul D. Brazill; Guilty Conscience)
“’Twas the Knife Before Christmas,” by Allan Leverone (Shotgun Honey, December 24, 2012)
“Daddy’s Girl,” by Nicola Kennington (The Flash Fiction Offensive, July 22, 2012)

Best Short Story (1,001-4,000 words):
“Getting Out of the Box,” by Michael Bracken (from Crime Square, edited by Robert J. Randisi; Vantage Point)
“A Special Kind of Hell,” by Hilary Davidson (from Beat to a Pulp: Round Two, edited by David Cramer and Matthew P. Mayo;
Beat to a Pulp)
“Dead Weight,” by Allan Leverone (from Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology, edited by Benjamin Sobieck, Heath Lowrance, and McDroll; e-book)
“Nain Rouge,” by Barbara Nadel (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], August 2012)
“Baby Boy,” by Todd Robinson (from Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT, edited by Thomas Pluck; Goombah Gumbo Press)

Best Long Story (4,001-8,000 words):
“The Pot Hunters,” by David Hagerty (AHMM, June 2012)
“A Regular Story,” by Peggy McFarland (from Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon, edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler; Level Best Books)
“Peaches,” by Todd Robinson (Grift Magazine, April 2012)
“When Duty Calls,” by Art Taylor (from Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press)
“Double Wedding” Mo Walsh (from Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon)

Best Novelette (8,001 – 20,000 words):
“Wood-Smoke Boys,” by Doug Allyn (EQMM, March/April 2012)
“Iphigenia in Aulis,” by Mike Carey (from An Apple for the Creature, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner; Ace)
“Mariel,” by David Dean (EQMM, December 2012)
“Pirate Dave and the Captain’s Ghost,” by Toni L.P. Kelner (from An Apple for the Creature)
“The Sunny South,” by Chris Muessig (AHMM, March/April 2012)

1 comment:

David Cranmer said...

Congrats to all the finalists! And especially to my friend Hilary Davidson. You continue to make BEAT to a PULP look good. Deeply appreciated.