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EQMM June 2016

  In This Issue:

The sixth month of EQMM’s year-long 75th-anniversary celebration is ushered in by an issue honoring a longtime contemporary on the mystery scene: the Mystery Writers of America (MWA). As Janet Hutchings explains in her From the Editor’s Desk feature “The MWA and Its Awards,” EQMM’s founders, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee (both recipients of several MWA awards), were early supporters of the MWA, and the magazine and the writers’ organization would grow in tandem to become mainstays of the genre. In homage to the MWA, this issue, with the exception of the Department of First Stories, is comprised entirely of stories by authors who have received one or more of the MWA’s awards. 

Opening the issue is “Puncher’s Chance,” a Black Mask tale set in the world of boxing by Doug Allyn, who has won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award and two Edgar Allan Poe awards for best short story from the MWA. From our archives comes an espionage tale by a past master of the short-story form, MWA Edgar winner and Grand Master Edward D. Hoch (“One Bag of Coconuts”). Creative endeavors turn sour in “Dial M for Marsha” by best-first-novel Edgar Allan Poe Award winner John Morgan Wilson and in “Viewfinder” by Robert L. Fish Memorial Award winner David Ingram. Familiar series characters are on the case in best-short-story Edgar award winner Peter Turnbull’s poignant police procedural “Loss” as well as in Fish award winner William Dylan Powell’s P.I. tale “The Night Watchman’s Wife.” You won’t know whom to trust in a complex and emotional tale by best-paperback-original Edgar winner T.J. MacGregor  (“The Unit”) or in the twisty psychological thriller “The Mean Distance” by best-short- story Edgar winner Jean B. Cooper, who was also a finalist in the MWA’s Fiftieth Anniversary Short Story contest. The Department of First Stories introduces Mysti Berry, with a puzzling whodunit set against the colorful pop-culture backdrop of Comic-Con (“Johnny Depp Kick Line of Doom”). 

Published in the middle of the mystery genre’s busiest award season, this June 2016 issue also announces the winners of another important prize: the 2015 EQMM Readers Award. Don’t miss it!

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For more information on our 75th-anniversary celebration, click here and keep your eyes on The Mystery Place as the year continues!


Don’t miss our Anthony-nominated story! Read Hilary Davidson’s “The Siege” here. 


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at Something Is Going To Happen, where Janet Hutchings and guests blog about suspense, short stories, and the mystery-fiction scene.


EQMM Podcasts
Audio readings and dramatizations by the world's leading suspense writers. Visit our Podcast page today!

Check out this month's podcast: “The Problem of the Whispering House” by Edward D. Hoch


Blog Bytes
Check out this month's Blog Bytes by Bill Crider


INTERVIEW SERIES:
Bestselling author Lawrence Block is no stranger to the pages of AHMM and EQMM. His story “Looking for David” (EQMM, 2/98) was nomin
ated for an Edgar award, and he took second place in the 1985 EQMM Readers Award poll for “Like a Bug on a Windshield.” His story “Keller in Dallas” (EQMM, 2/11), featuring series hit man John Keller, can be found in the e-anthology The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksHere is Lawrence Block talking about New York City, Keller's home base, for the NPR series Crime in the City. 

SPECIAL FEATURE STORY
by Arthur Vidro: The Ransom of EQMM #1


Electronic Submissions For Writers:
EQMM uses an online electronic submission system (http://eqmm.magazinesubmissions.com) that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We ask that all submissions be made through this system, rather than on paper. Please refer to our writers' guidelines for full details and instructions on manuscript formatting.


ANNIVERSARY FEATURES: 
Articles & Photos Celebrating EQMM's 70th


Back by Popular Demand - Our Mystery Crossword Puzzle!

Each month we will post a new puzzle for your solving entertainment. Just click here to download and print, but beware: the answer is on page 2. Enjoy!
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder
by David H. Ingram
Art by Jason C. Eckhardt

When she saw him in the digital movie camera’s viewfinder, she knew she’d found her subject. Watson Park was filled with people enjoying the last hours of a warm May Saturday after a drab and damp April. They paraded along the paved walkways and ran across the sun-dappled lawn, decked out in shorts and T-shirts, determined to enjoy what was left of the day. . . . Read more

The Night Watchman's Wife

The Night Watchman's Wife
by William Dylan Powell

Art by Mark Evan Walker

Monkeys are smarter than you’d think. Ringo heard someone pull up to the beach in front of my boat and turned off the television with his little furry hands right in the middle of The Andy Griffith Show. It was the haunted-house episode, with Don Knotts and Jim Nabors padding around the creepy old Rimshaw House scaring themselves silly amongst the cobwebs. . . .  Read more


INTERVIEW SERIES:
Bestselling author Lawrence Block is no stranger to the pages of AHMM and EQMM. His story “Looking for David” (EQMM, 2/98) was nomin
ated for an Edgar award, and he took second place in the 1985 EQMM Readers Award poll for “Like a Bug on a Windshield.” His story “Keller in Dallas” (EQMM, 2/11), featuring series hit man John Keller, can be found in the e-anthology The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksHere is Lawrence Block talking about New York City, Keller's home base, for the NPR series Crime in the City. 

SPECIAL FEATURE STORY
by Arthur Vidro: The Ransom of EQMM #1


Electronic Submissions For Writers:
EQMM uses an online electronic submission system (http://eqmm.magazinesubmissions.com) that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We ask that all submissions be made through this system, rather than on paper. Please refer to our writers' guidelines for full details and instructions on manuscript formatting.


ANNIVERSARY FEATURES: 
Articles & Photos Celebrating EQMM's 70th



Each month we will post a new puzzle for your solving entertainment. Just click here to download and print, but beware: the answer is on page 2. Enjoy!

INTERVIEW SERIES:
Bestselling author Lawrence Block is no stranger to the pages of AHMM and EQMM. His story “Looking for David” (EQMM, 2/98) was nomin
ated for an Edgar award, and he took second place in the 1985 EQMM Readers Award poll for “Like a Bug on a Windshield.” His story “Keller in Dallas” (EQMM, 2/11), featuring series hit man John Keller, can be found in the e-anthology The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksHere is Lawrence Block talking about New York City, Keller's home base, for the NPR series Crime in the City. 

SPECIAL FEATURE STORY
by Arthur Vidro: The Ransom of EQMM #1


Electronic Submissions For Writers:
EQMM uses an online electronic submission system (http://eqmm.magazinesubmissions.com) that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We ask that all submissions be made through this system, rather than on paper. Please refer to our writers' guidelines for full details and instructions on manuscript formatting.


ANNIVERSARY FEATURES: 
Articles & Photos Celebrating EQMM's 70th



Each month we will post a new puzzle for your solving entertainment. Just click here to download and print, but beware: the answer is on page 2. Enjoy!


Next Month in EQMM:

Continuing with our 75th Anniversary, our July 2016 issue features mysteries from Steven Saylor, Nancy Pickard, David Morrell, Laura Benedict and many more!



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