Friday, May 01, 2009

Close, but no cigar.

Well, folks, it looks like it wasn't meant to be. The winners of the 2009 Derringer Awards have been announced, and The Big Score didn't make the grade. But hey, I had a pretty good run, so who am I to complain?

Huge congrats go out to those who did win, and a monster thanks to all those who voted for me! And if you voted, but you didn't vote for me, well good on you, too. Know it or not, you just helped make someone's day. Those someones are as follows:

BEST FLASH STORY: "No Place Like Home" by Dee Stuart, published in Mysterical-E

BEST SHORT STORY: "The Cost of Doing Business" by Michael Penncavage, published in ThugLit

BEST LONG STORY: "The Quick Brown Fox" by Robert S. Levinson, published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

BEST NOVELETTE: "Too Wise" by O'Neil De Noux, published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

EDWARD D. HOCH MEMORIAL GOLDEN DERRINGER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Clark Howard

5 comments:

David said...

"It's an honor just to be nominated." That's what I've always heard one is supposed to keep telling oneself. There's a lot of truth in it, though.

Chris said...

Absolutely. I got a month of feeling good out of the deal, even if I didn't win. All in all, not too shabby.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Pisser.

Anonymous said...

Clearly, the fix is in. The Big Score was a fun read. Keep 'em coming, Chris!

-Josh

Chris said...

Pisser, indeed. And will do, Josh...