2014 Derringer Award Finalists

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Derringer Award finalists! I’m proud that two of this year’s finalists in the Flash category were published by Shotgun Honey, where I’m one of the editors:

Terry Tenderloin and the Pig Thief by John Weagly
The Needle and the Spoon by Allan Leverone

If you want to read 2013’s best crime fiction short stories, the Derringer finalists are the right place to start. Winners will be announced on March 31.

Here’s a look at the publications with the most stories among the 2014 Derringer finalists:

  • Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (4)
  • Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold (3)
  • Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (2)
  • Last Exit to Murder (2)
  • Shotgun Honey (2)

The following publications, publishers and websites each had one story among the finalists: Crime Factory, The Flash Fiction Offensive at Out of the Gutter Online, Mind Wings Audio, Orca Rapid Reads, Plan B Magazine, The Strand Magazine, Thirteen by the Mesdames of Mayhem.

This is at least the second consecutive year that AHMM led the way in terms of stories among the finalists.

The Derringers, presented each year since 1997 by the Short Mystery Fiction Society, recognize excellence in the craft of short mystery/crime fiction.

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