Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mentionable Honors

This was definitely a big weekend for news about various crime-fiction prizes. First up are the winners of the 2013 Derringer Awards, presented by the Short Mystery Fiction Society:

Best Flash Story (up to 1,000 words): “The Cable Job,” by Randy DeWitt (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 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)

Best Long Story (4,001-8,000 words): “When Duty Calls,” by Art Taylor (from Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder, edited by Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press)

Best Novelette (8,001 – 20,000 words): “Wood-Smoke Boys,” by Doug Allyn (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2012)

A full rundown of the nominees can be found here.

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In addition, the Portland, Oregon-based fan organization Friends of Mystery has let it be known that its 2013 Spotted Owl Award goes to Seattle author Mike Lawson for last year’s House Blood (Atlantic Monthly Press), the seventh installment in his Joe DiMarco series of thrillers. Click here to see the tally of runners-up.

(Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)

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And all day long, Spinetingler Magazine has been rolling out lists of nominees for its assortment of 2013 awards. Click through to these categories to see which authors and works are in contention:

Best Novel -- New Voice

Readers can now vote here for their favorites in these categories.

1 comment:

Jack Getze said...

Thanks for the shout out. Not your average bunch of nominees.