Since May is National Short Story Month, it’s the perfect time to unveil the latest addition to my list of links, The Short Mystery Fiction Society.
The Short Mystery Fiction Society (SMFS) is comprised of writers, publishers, editors, and readers. Established in 1996, the society endeavors “to promote the creation, publication, and appreciation of short mystery and crime fiction.” The society’s blog began in June 2008.
Not only does the site discuss issues related to short stories, it also provides two items benefiting readers and writers. Under the “Further Reading” tab, readers (and writers) can discover links to other online sites that further explore the topic of mystery short fiction. Under the “Markets” tab, writers can discover publications open to publishing short mystery fiction. The invaluable list contains links to print and online publications.
Recently, the site announced its 2012 Derringer Short Fiction winners. See post here. The awards have been given to the best in mystery fiction since 1998. Categories include: flash fiction, short story, long story, and novelette. The Derringer Awards are only given to published stories.
Be sure to check out the site here.