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Essential information for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine fans.

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 Rob Osler, our nominee for the 2024 Edgar Allan Poe Award, for his story “Miss Direction.” Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television. The awards will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.  EQMM is also thrilled to congratulate our five nominees for the 2024 Robert L. Fish Memorial Award, sponsored by the estate of the late writer and awarded annually by the Mystery Writers of America for the best first short story by an American author. Read all nominated stories here.

Check out the blog! Each week an EQMM author, critic, or scholar of the mystery gives readers insights into mystery and crime fiction.

Readings and dramatizations of stories from the World’s Leading Mystery Magazine. Listen here.

A preview of Dean Jobb’s upcoming columns in each bi-monthly EQMM, with full text available free—and exclusively—here on our site! 

In 2016, in honor of EQMM’s 75th anniversary, Columbia University presented a symposium featuring some of the most distinguished figures in the world of mystery and crime fiction. Watch the video or listen to the podcasts to learn more about this storied magazine.

Our archive includes recent Jury Box and Blog Bytes columns that originally appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. View them here.

The past year’s annual index, listed alphabetically by author.

From time to time a story with visual elements is best experienced via the Web. Find some here.

Essential information for Queen authors. Read this.

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