Awards

Crimefest Awards Shortlist Announced

April 25, 2017
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THE 2016 CRIMEFEST AWARDS SHORTLISTS The winners will be announced at the CRIMEFEST Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday, 21 May. SHORTLIST DETAILS:   AUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD The Audible Sounds of Crime Award is for the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2016 in both printed and audio formats,...

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2013 Spinetingler Award Best Novel: New Voice – WINNER

May 3, 2013
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after all of the winners are announced. The winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Novel: New Voice is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the...

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2013 Spinetingler Award Best Novel: Rising Star/Legends – WINNER

May 3, 2013
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after all of the winners are announced. The winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Novel: Rising Star/Legends is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the...

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2013 Spinetingler Award Best Novella/Short Novel – WINNER

May 3, 2013
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after all of the winners are announced. The winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Novella/Short Novel is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction...

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2013 Spinetingler Award Best Anthology/Short Story Collection – WINNER

May 3, 2013
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after all of the winners are announced. The winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the...

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2013 Spinetingler Award Best Short Story on the Web – WINNER

May 3, 2013
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after all of the winners are announced. The winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story on the Web is… Brian LindenmuthBrian...

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2013 Spinetingler Award Best Cover – WINNER

May 3, 2013
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after all of the winners are announced. The winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Cover is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Novel: New Voice – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Novel: New Voice is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Novel: Rising Star – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Novel: Rising Star is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Novel: Legend – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Novel: Legend is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Short Story Collection – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story Collection is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Anthology – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Crime Comic or Graphic Novel – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Crime Comic or Graphic Novel is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Short Story on the Web – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story on the Web is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Crime Fiction Publisher – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Crime Fiction Publisher is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Zine – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best Zine is… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler...

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2012 David Thompson Community Leader Award – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 David Thompson Community Leader Award… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine...

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2012 Fireball Award for Best Opening Line – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 The Fireball Award for Best Opening Line… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of...

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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Cover – WINNER

May 1, 2012
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2012 Spinetingler Award Best Cover – WINNER

Spinetingler would like to congratulate all of the nominees and thank all of the voters. Just a reminder that a summary post with all of the winners will be available after the winners are announced. The winner of the 2012 Spinetingler Award for Best cover… Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine...

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Hal Ackerman on writing Stein, Stoned and Stein, Stung

March 20, 2012
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Hal Ackerman on writing Stein, Stoned and Stein, Stung

I co-chair the UCLA graduate screenwriting program, and have mentored some of the film industry’s most successful independent screenwriters. My screenwriting book is revered as a guidepost for discovering story and structure, and a cautionary against the pitfalls and mistakes that beginning writers are apt to make. And yet. When I began my first...

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