Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Derringer Award Winners

As voted on by the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Here's the official announcement, and I'm proud to say that I'm a winner for "Cranked."

Hi, folks -
I'm very pleased to announce the Winners of the 2007 Derringer Awards for Excellence in Short Mystery Fiction.

First, I want to give my deepest thanks to Elysabeth Eldering, who volunteered to be a vote counter and, again, to judges who gave so generously of their time and energy.

The Winners are:
FLASH STORY: "Vigilante" by Barry Ergang (Summer 2006, Mysterical-E)

SHORT-SHORT STORY - We have a tie:
• "Four For Dinner" by John M. Floyd (Seven by Seven) AND • "Elena Speaks of the City, Under Siege" by Steven Torres (September/October 2006, Crimespree Magazine)

MID-LENGTH STORY - "Cranked" by Bill Crider (Damn Near Dead: An Anthology
of Geezer Noir)

LONGER SHORT STORY - "Strictly Business" by Julie Hyzy (These Guns for Hire)

Congratulations to all of the Winners.

27 comments:

Benjie said...

We all knew you had it in you, Bill. Congratulations. I've only read about 1/3 of the stories in the volume: yours is still on the top of the pile. I think I liked the blog project that started the series better though.

Unknown said...

That blog story's gotten some good press.

Vince said...

Congratulations, Bill! It's well-deserved.

Jess Nevins said...

Congratulations!

Unknown said...

Thanks, guys. Who needs money when he has fame?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Bill...

Congratulations!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Bob!

Sandra Ruttan said...

Congratulations Bill! Much deserved.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Sandra!

Ray Banks said...

Damn you, Crider, you MACHINE.

Unknown said...

Old and ragged, but still a machine.

Livia J Washburn said...

Well deserved, Bill. It's a great story.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Livia.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, congratulations.

Unknown said...

Much appreciated, Gerard.

Unknown said...

Bill "Machine" Crider, you make us proud. Congrats!

Unknown said...

I owe it all the the editor of Damn Near Dead.

Anonymous said...

Further congratulations! I gotta start reading Short Mystery again. And you geezers get off my lawn!

Steven said...

Let me add my congrats. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Todd. I try to avoid lawns at all costs.

Unknown said...

Right back at you, Steven. Big congrats on winning for "Elena."

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Bill,
Geezer noir rules! :-)

Unknown said...

How true, Beth, especially among us geezers.

Juri said...

Congrats, Bill! (Sorry, can't think of anything funny to put in here.)

Unknown said...

Thanks, Juri. (It's all right to be serious now and then.)

Dave Zeltserman said...

congrats, Bill, well-deserved!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Dave.