Derringer Award Win (Long Story) & Spinetingler Award Nomination

April 1, 2013

I’m honored, awed, and humbled to have won a third Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society—this year in the Long Story category for the story “When Duty Calls,” originally published in Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder and also recently nominated for an Agatha Award. Other winners this year included “The Cable Job” by Randy DeWitt (Best Flash Story), “Getting Out of the Box” by Michael Bracken (Best Short Story), and “Wood-Smoke Boys” by Doug Allyn (Best Novelette). Congratulations to all!

And on top of that news, I also learned that “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” originally published in PANK Magazine and winner in the flash fiction category of the 2012 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology, has been nominated for this year’s Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story on the Web. A thrill and an honor there as well! — Art Taylor


  1. Well deserved, Art. I loved When Duty. Keep it up!

    • Thanks so much for the kind words and support — here and always!

  2. Congratulations, Art.

    When Duty Calls is a good story and I particularly liked Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

    Ray Kolb

    • Thanks so much, Ray!

  3. Belated congratulations on your Derringer Award, Art, and your Spinetingler nomination. “When Duty Calls” was indeed a wonderful story, and I’ve long meant to tell you that!

    • Thanks so much, Anne! :-)

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