2008 Derringer Nominees

I didn’t make the list this year (sigh), but I’m thrilled by some of the names who did. Here are the nominees for the 2008 Derringer Awards:

The nominees for Best Story 0 to 1000 words are:

--Keri Clark, "Saved" (Mysterical-E, Fall 2007)
--BV Lawson, "Dreaming of a Spite Christmas" (Mouth Full of Bullets, Winter 2007)
--Jillian Berg, "A Woman Scorned" (Mouth Full of Bullets, Autumn 2007)
--Keri Clark, "Your New Fan" (Mouth Full of Bullets, Winter 2007)
--Patricia Abbott, "My Hero" (D Z Allen's Muzzle Flash, 2007)

The nominees for Best Story 1001 to 4000 words are:

--Beverle Graves Myers, "Brimstone P.I." (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 2007)
--Hugh Lessig, "We All Come From Splattertown" (Thuglit, Issue 17, July 2007)
--Rick Noetzel, "Joyride" (Shred of Evidence, Dec., 2007)
--Jack Hardway, "Handful of Stars" (Mouth Full of Bullets, Issue 5, Autumn 2007)
--John Weagly, "In the Shadows of Wrigley Field" (The Back Alley, Vol. I, Nov 2007)
--Camille LaGuire, "The Promise" (Future's Mysterious Anthology Magazine, March-April 2007)

The nominees for Best Story 4001 to 8000 words are:
--Twist Phalen, "A Trader's Lot" (Wall Street Noir, Akashic Books, June, 2007)
--John Schroeder, "Devil's Lake" (Futures Anthology Magazine, Jan/Feb 2007)
--Herschel Cozine, "A Private Hanging" (Mysterical-E, Summer, 2007)
--Kate Flora, "Mr. McGregor's Garden" (Still Waters, Level Best Books, 2007)
--Rosemary Harris, "Growing Up is For Losers" (Still Waters, Level Best Books, 2007)
--Richard Helms, "The Gospel According to Gordon Black" (The Thrilling Detective, Fall 2007)

The nominees for Best Story 8001 to 17,500 words are:
--Beverle Graves Myers, "The Bookworm's Demise"(Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Dec. 2007)
--Eric Shane, "Paper Walls / Glass Houses" (The Back Alley Vol.1, June 2007)
--John Burdett, "The Enlightenment of Magnus McKay" (Wall Street Noir, June 2007)
--Mike Wiecek, "Wasting Assets" (Alfred Hitchcock Sept., 2007)
--Clifford Royal Johns, "Forget Me Not" (Mysterical-E, Fall 2007)

Congratulations to all the nominees!


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