Saturday, May 16, 2009

Derringer Winners

I apologize for posting this late. For one, I thought the announcements were due out on May 15, but they were actually announced on May 1st. And for two, the first week of May happened to be an extraordinarily busy week for me in my other world (not writing -- I was taking finals in a grad school course, graduating and driving 2000 miles with my wife) so I completely missed the announcement.

My story "Dead Even" didn't win.

But some great stories did, and they came from some great crime fiction sources. If you dig crime fiction, you should consider using this list as a jumping off point for authors you haven't tried yet and/or magazines or anthologies you haven't checked out before.

The winners were:

BEST FLASH STORY (Up to 1,000 Words)*:
"No Place Like Home" by Dee Stuart
Published in: MYSTERICAL-E
"No Flowers for Stacey" by Ruth McCartyPublished in DEADFALL: CRIME STORIES BY NEW ENGLAND WRITERS
*An oversight was discovered after the group vote, and "No Flowers for Stacey" was declared a second winner for Best Flash Story.

BEST SHORT STORY (1,001 to 4,000 Words): "The Cost of Doing Business" by Michael Penncavage
Published in: THUGLIT

BEST LONG STORY (4,001 to 8,000 Words): "The Quick Brown Fox" by Robert S. Levinson
Published in: ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE

BEST NOVELETTE (8,001 to 17,500 Words): "Too Wise" by O'Neil De Noux
Published in: ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE

2009 Recipient of the EDWARD D. HOCH MEMORIAL GOLDEN DERRINGER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Clark Howard

Many congratulations to the winners, all of whom came to the table with excellent tales!

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