Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees.

The polls will open tomorrow at 6am EST. Go here to vote!

After the jump you will find the nominees for the 2013 Spinetingler Award Best Short Story on the Web

Angel of Hospitality by Ken Bruen

Amputee by Pete Risley

Crooked Ladder by Terry Butler

The Death of Newark by Michael A Gonzales –

if i ever get off this mountain/Coming Down the Mountain by Brian Panowich

Marbles by Alex Mattingly

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Art Taylor

The New Sleep by Daniel Mkiwa

Slick Texas Money by Frank Wheeler Jr.

The Tractor Thief’s Jacket by Gita M. Smith

The Wait by Chris Benton

Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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  • I’ve just been blown away. Thank you so much.

  • gregory stephen tate says:

    All the best Michael and good luck .We”ll dust off the tux and tails for the awards ceremony.

  • Terry Butler says:

    Thanks so much to all who read my story.

  • Perry Welsh says:

    Congratulations Terry!!! I’ve never read anything by Terry I didn’t like.He writes in a gritty, streetwise style that we have both actually lived. I; waiting for a novel that I know will be great,keep up the great work Terry.

  • Anonymous-9 says:

    Congratulations to ALL the nominees. Mentioning your nom in your bio, and wherever you are published, is a “thank you back” to the folks at Spinetingler and helps promote the great work they do by running this competition for crime writers. Thank you, Spinetingler for providing such a great platform for us all.
    Sincere congratulations to all,
    Winner, Best Short Story on the Web, 2009

  • Gita Smith says:

    It’s April 19 and I just now found out that The Tractor Thief’s Jacket is a nominee. Amazing! Who’da ever thunk?

  • Congrats to all. Gita Smith my hat goes off to you. I love the style your writing.

  • Elizabeth Cork says:

    Loved Gita’s story!

  • Andrea Fine says:

    Spare, honest and all together engrossing. Thanks Gita.

  • Sheila Cohen says:

    Congrats to Gita Smith.Short stories are notoriously difficult to write, so “Brava” to you for a very short story that is a work of art. The opening sentence grabs the reader immediately and each sentence pulls one in deeper as the narration proceeds. The style, the pictures your words paint, the narrator who leaves the reader with both sympathy and a sense of horror make this achievement awesome!

  • Marian Carcache says:

    But how d’ya vote????

  • Angela says:

    Best wishes to you Gita. Your story’s narrator is so strong, and every word is in its exact space.

  • As thrilling as the story is, the chills received from The Tractor Thief’s Jacket by Gita Smith are intensified by hearing it told aloud by the author. Still, it’s more than effective going by the printed word.
    Best of luck to you my lady.