News: Derringer Award

March 31, 2011

I’m honored — and more than a little stunned — by the news this morning that my story “Rearview Mirror,” originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (March/April 2010), won the 2011 Derringer Award for Best Novelette.

The full list of winners includes:

  • Flash Story (<1001 words) — TIE: “The Book Signing,” by Kathy Kencharik, Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers, 2010 and “The Unknown Substance,” by Jane Hammons, A Twist of Noir, Dec. 27, 2010
  • Short Story (1001 – 4000 words): “Pewter Badge” by Michael J. Solender, Yellow Mama, August, 2010.
  • Long Story (4001 – 8000 words) — TIE: “Care of the Circumcised Penis,” by Sean Doolittle, Thuglit Presents: Blood, Guts, and Whiskey, 2010 and “Interpretation of Murder,” by B. K. Stevens, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, December 2010
  • Novelette (8001 – 17,500 words): “Rearview Mirror,” by Art Taylor, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, March 2010

Congrats to all! — Art Taylor


  1. Congratulations! That is very exciting!

  2. Good on you, Art! Keep up the fine work.


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