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2020 Derringer Finalists

The Short Mystery Fiction Society's 2020 Derringer Awards voting ends April 29 and winners will be announced in May. The finalists' full publication information does not appear on the SMFS Blog as yet this year, but members Rob Lopresti and I have pieced it together below. Congratulations and good luck to all:

For Best Flash (stories up to 1,000 words)
  • Chris Chan, "The Six-Year Old Serial Killer", Akashic Books Mondays are Murder, December 16, 2019
  • Trey Dowell, "Lucky", Close 2 the Bone, December 17, 2019
  • Josh Pachter, "The Two-Body Problem", Mystery Weekly, October 2019
  • Lissa Marie Redmond, "2 Percent", Mystery Tribune, December 31, 2019
  • C.J. Verburg, "Birdbrain", Fault Lines, Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter, March 2019

For Best Short Story (1,000–4,000 words)

For Best Long Story (4,001–8,000 words)

For Best Novelette (8,001–20,000 words)

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