2020 James & Jeanne Arneson Scholarship Winner

I’m thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the James & Jeanne Arneson Memorial Scholarship is Maci Kasuske, a senior at Wilmot (South Dakota) High School.

Maci won the $250 scholarship for her excellent short story “The Product.”

Our guest judge this year was James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor and many other novels. He called Maci’s story “masterful” and said, “My hope is this is the start of many more stories and eventually novels.”

Congratulations, Maci!

New Episodes of the Word Crimes Podcast

Word Crimes Podcast LogoSeason 4 of the Title 18: Word Crimes podcast is underway!

We’re three episodes in, and all three have featured an outstanding new reader, Mary Wilson, a reporter and producer at Slate’s The Gist.

So far, Mary has read “Thoroughly Murdered Millie” by April Kelly, “Knockout” by Eryk Pruitt, and “A Nice Pair of Guns” by Nick Kolakowski.

We have a lot more great crime fiction lined up this season, including stories by Lawrence Block, James Grady, Lyndsay Faye, and many more! I’m completely pumped about season 4 and I hope you enjoy it, too. (Our longtime partner in crime, Scott Detrow — though busy with his gig at NPR — still plans to contribute a few stories this season.)

Check out the Title 18: Word Crimes podcast at WordCrimesPodcast.com, on iTunes, on Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.