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Earl Staggs wins 2018 Derringer for Best Flash Story!

The results of the 2018 Derringer Awards were released recently and we’re pleased to say Earl Staggs won a Derringer in the “Best Flash” category for FISHING FOR AN ALIBI, which was published in the Fall 2017 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries.

We want to extend our sincerest congratulations to Earl for receiving such a prestigious award, and we are forever honored that he allowed us to publish his work. For those wishing to read this award-winning story, click the story title below and enjoy!

FISHING FOR AN ALIBI by Earl Staggs

In addition to Earl’s winning story, one of the four finalists in the 2018 “Best Flash” category was COLD TURKEY by Patricia Dusenbury, which was published in the Summer 2017 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries. We want to also congratulate Patricia and thank her for submitting her exceptional work to us. To read her story, click the link below and enjoy!

COLD TURKEY by Patricia Dusenbury

We’re proud of Earl and Patricia and honored that they chose to submit their work to Flash Bang Mysteries.

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Author and Cover Reveal for October/Fall 2017 Issue

Here’s the lineup for the October/Fall 2017 Issue of Flash Bang Mysteries, along with the cover:

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FISHING FOR AN ALIBI by Earl Staggs

KNIGHT VISION by John M. Floyd

SCHOOL SPIRIT by Larry W. Chavis

THE HITCHHIKER by Herschel Cozine

THE LAST BUTT by Michael Bracken

Cover Story

THE HITCHHIKER by Herschel Cozine

Editors’ Choice

FISHING FOR AN ALIBI by Earl Staggs

Fall October 2017 Cover

Herschel Cozine wins 2017 Derringer for Best Flash Story!

The results of the 2017 Derringer Awards were released today and we’re pleased to say Herschel Cozine won a Derringer in the “Best Flash” category for THE PHONE CALL, which was published in the Summer 2016 issue of Flash Bang Mysteries.

We want to extend our sincerest congratulations to Herschel for receiving such a prestigious award, and we are forever honored that he allowed us to publish his work. For those wishing to read this award-winning story, click the story title below and enjoy!

THE PHONE CALL by Herschel Cozine (Summer 2016)

In addition to Herschel’s winning story, three of the four finalists in the 2017 “Best Flash” category were featured in Flash Bang Mysteries, and we want to also congratulate these writers and thank them for submitting their exceptional work to us. To read their stories, click the links below:

AFTERMATH by Craig Faustus Buck (Spring 2016)

A JUST REWARD by O’Neil De Noux (Winter 2016)

An Ill Wind by R.T. Lawton (Spring 2016)

We’re proud of these writers and honored that they chose to submit their work to Flash Bang Mysteries

Author Reveal for Winter/January 2017 Issue

After careful review, Brandon and I have selected the stories for the Winter/January 2017 Issue of FBM. We’ve also picked the cover story and editors’ choice for this issue, which happen to be one and the same: MEAN GIRL by Barbara Eliasson. It packs one hell of a punch!

This is another great issue and we’re honored that these writers submitted their work to us. Read and enjoy!

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BEAUTY by Bruce Harris

BUNKER MENTALITY by Craig Faustus Buck

MEAN GIRL by Barbara Eliasson

THE GIFT by C.M. Saunders

THE GUEST ROOM by John Frain

UNSIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED by John M. Floyd

Cover Story

MEAN GIRL by Barbara Eliasson

Editors’ Choice

MEAN GIRL by Barbara Eliasson