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Sunday, May 3, 2020

A call for short story submissions, Derringer Awards

cj Sez: From Bienvenue Press, a call for romance short story submissions (word count 5,000 to 10,000 words) with a deadline of August 1, 2020:

   “Bienvenue Press is pleased to announce a Christmas-themed anthology for charity benefiting the Acadiana Writing Project. What are we looking for? Romance stories featuring a character who works in the educational system. #MSWL #Submissions #amwriting ”
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Derringer Awards!

    On May 1, the Short Story Mystery Fiction Society announced the winners of the 2020 Derringer Awards ...

FLASH (ranges up to 1,000 words)
    Josh Pachter, The Two-Body Problem, Mystery Weekly Magazine: October 2019. 

SHORT (ranges from 1,0001 to 4,000 words)
    John Floyd, On the Road with Mary Jo, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: Jan/February 2019

LONG (ranges from 4,001 to 8,000 words)
    Sandra Murphy, Lucy’s Tree, The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods, Editor Michael Bracken: October 2019

NOVELETTE (ranges from 8,001 to 20,000 words)
    Brendan Dubois, with His Sister’s Secrets, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: July/ August 2019

The Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement is annually awarded to an outstanding living writer of short mysteries, selected by a five-member panel of the SMFS President, Vice President, and Awards Coordinator, and two regular members. 

This year's recipient: Josh Pachter

Pre-launch sale! My paranormal, short story, “Love is Immortal,” is included in BIENVENUE TO THE CHATEAU ROUGE, an anthology scheduled for release May 12.  Pre-order now at 99 cents!  

Here’s a bonus…free for the downloading.

   The authors of BIENVENUE to the CHATEAU ROUGE, have joined together to give you a little something extra. "Lagniappe" is a collection of novellas and short stories that offers a sneak peek at the writers who have stories included in the anthology release.

   Read the teasers and download Lagniappe here     


   If you rearrange the letters in CORONA, it spells RACOON! (Confiscated from "Trevor" on Facebook)
   Sending up prayers for healthy and happy days in your future.

 That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. 


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