Short mystery/crime stories can be nominated until tomorrow (March 16) midnight by editors for the Derringer Awards. For more information visit this link.
We sent off the Spinetingler nominations last night. I'm a realist in this stuff - I have no clue what chances the stories have, but this is very important for the writers. Should they get a nomination, it's a great thing for them.
I haven't gone to any editor and asked if my story will be submitted, but I encourage all of you who are editors or know editors to spread the word and encourage submissions of great crime stories. In all honesty we pay such little attention to awards if someone hadn't asked us about our nominations, we wouldn't have known about it.