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Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine is the most celebrated mystery and crime-fiction publication in the world. In its 75-year history, EQMM been nominated over 370 times and has garnered over 110 awards from the most prestigious mystery organizations in the world, including Agatha Awards, Anthony Awards, Arthur Ellis Awards, Barry Awards, Derringer Awards, Edgar Awards, Herodotus Awards, International Thriller Awards, Macavity Awards, Robert L. Fish Awards, Shamus Awards, Spur Awards, and The Ellery Queen Award.

What stood out most about the Readers Award ballots returned to us for 2023 was the number of comments accompanying the votes. We’re happy to report that the vast majority of the feedback was favorable, even inspiring to us, for nothing pleases us more than knowing EQMM’s readers have enjoyed the year’s selections. Your choices this year ran the gamut of the genre, from an historical homage to a crime classic to a heart-stopping short short dealing with a very contemporary crisis—with a thoroughly engaging tale of a scam with unexpected consequences in between. READ MORE

EQMM is proud to congratulate our 2024 Mystery Writers of America Award Nominees. Rob Osler is nominated for the 2024 Edgar Allan Poe Award, and five new EQMM authors are nominees for the 2024 Robert L. Fish Memorial Award. Read the nominated stories here.

A complete list of all EQMM’s nominated and award-winning stories throughout the years.

For over 30 years EQMM readers have selected their favorite stories in each year’s issues. See all the winners.

The genre’s major accolades, with brief descriptions.

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