Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Derringer Award Nominees

The Short Mystery Fiction Society nominees for the Derringer Awards for 2015. 
 
For Best Flash (Up to 1,000 words)
  • Joseph D'Agnese, "How Lil' Jimmie Beat the Big C" (Shotgun Honey, May 12, 2014)
  • Rob Hart, "Foodies" (Shotgun Honey, May 2, 2014)
  • Jed Power, "Sweet Smells" (Shotgun Honey, July 28, 2014)
  • Eryk Pruitt, "Knockout" (Out of the Gutter Online, August 31, 2014)
  • Travis Richardson, "Because" (Out of the Gutter Online, May 15, 2014)*
  • Melissa Yuan-Innes, "Because" (Fiction River: Crime, March 2014)*
*To offset any judging confusion this rare case of two stories with the same title may have caused, both stories were included as finalists.

For Best Short Story (1,001–4,000 words)
  • B.V. Lawson, "The Least of These" (Plan B Magazine, June 6, 2014))
  • William Burton McCormick, "Killing Sam Clemens" (Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #13, July 2014)
  • Britni Patterson, "The Bad Son" (Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing, March 2014)
  • Mary E. Stibal, "A Friend in Brown" (Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave, November 2014)
  • Cathi Stoler, "The Kaluki King of Queens" (Murder New York Style: Family Matters, August 2014)
For Best Long Story (4,001–8,000 words)
  • M.H. Callway, "The Ultimate Mystery" (World Enough and Crime, October 2014)
  • Angel Luis Colon, "Separation Anxiety" (All Due Respect #3, May 2014)
  • Hilary Davidson, "A Hopeless Case" (All Due Respect #4, September 2014)
  • James T. Shannon, "The Missing Money" (Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave, November 2014)
  • Cathy Wiley, "Dead Men Tell No Tales" (Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays, October 2014)
For Best Novelette (8,001–20,000 words)
  • Doug Allyn, "Hitler's Dogs" (Fiction River: Crime, March 2014)
  • Vicki Delany, "Juba Good" (Orca Books Rapid Reads, April 2014)
  • Trey Dowell, "Infernal" (Untreed Reads, June 2014)
  • Richard Helms, "Busting Red Heads" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March/April 2014)
  • Kris Nelscott, "The Monster in Our Midst" (Fiction River: Crime, March 2014)
   HT: Gerald So       

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