If you're a reader, writer, editor, or publisher of short mystery fiction, consider joining The Short Mystery Fiction Society by December 31 to participate in the 2011 Derringer Awards process, recognizing the best short mystery and crime fiction of 2010.
Derringer submissions will be accepted January 1-31, 2011. SMFS member volunteer judges will narrow the submissions to five finalists in each of four length categories (20 altogether) February 1-28, 2011. The twenty finalist stories will be posted to the Derringers Voting Group March 1-30, 2011. Finally, winners will be announced March 31, 2011.
UPDATE: Speaking of short stories, my entry in Do Some Damage's Christmas Noir Flash Challenge went live at 4:00PM Eastern. You can also read it here with author's commentary. Enjoy.