I Didn’t Say That, Did I?: Oscar, she’s breaking up!

It’s the crime writing awards season, it seems. So here’s a quick mention of some that are relevant to Pulp Metal Magazine.

The Short Mystery Fiction Society has announced the winners of its 2011 Derringer Awards and here are a couple of the winners:

Best Flash Story (less than 1,001 words): TIE“The Book Signing,” by Kathy Kencharik (from Thin Ice: Crime Stories By New England Writers, edited by Mark Ammons, Kat Fast, Barbara Ross, and Leslie Wheeler; Level Best Books, 2010), and The Unknown Substance,” by Jane Hammons (A Twist of Noir, December 27, 2010)

Best Short Story (1,001-4,000 words): “Pewter Badge,” by Michael J. Solender (Yellow Mama, August 2010)

Last year I was chuffed to have one of my stories nominated for a Spinetingler Award and it’s Spinetingler Award time again. Here’s one category: The Spinetingler Awards: Best Anthology Nominees.


Beat to a Pulp: Round One edited by David Cranmer and Elaine Ash

Best American Noir of the Century edited by Otto Penzler and James Ellroy

Blood Guts & Whiskey edited by Todd Robinson

Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying edited by Bill Crider

First Thrills edited by Lee Child

Requiems for the Departed edited by Gerard Brennan and Mike Stone

Terminal Damage edited by Steve Weddle

You’re dead and i killed you edited by Pablo D’Stair

The last anthology in the list, of course, features a couple of cracking stories from Pulp Metal Magazine dictator Jason Michel.You can find more information about the Spinetingler Awards- and VOTE – here:

http://www.spinetinglermag.com/

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