Congratulations to the finalists for the 2013 Derringer Awards! All four categories have a strong lineup of authors.
I was especially pleased to see stories among the finalists which were published by BEAT to a PULP, Grift Magazine, The Flash Fiction Offensive at Out of the Gutter Online, Off the Record 2: At the Movies, and Shotgun Honey, all outlets that have published (or, in the case of Grift, will soon publish) some of my stories. The editors and publishers involved at those outlets are excellent to deal with, and the recognition is well deserved.
As I’ve pointed out before, I like statistics. So here’s a look at the publications with the most stories among the 2013 Derringer finalists:
- Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (3)
- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (3)
- An Apple for the Creature (2)
- Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon (2)
The following publications and websites each had one story among the finalists: BEAT to a PULP: Round Two, Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology, Chesapeake Crimes, Crime Square, The Flash Fiction Offensive at Out of the Gutter Online, GRIFT Magazine Issue #1, Off The Record 2: At The Movies, Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine and Shotgun Honey.
Again, congratulations to all of the finalists!
The Derringers were established by the Short Mystery Fiction Society in 1997 to honor excellence in short mystery fiction.