First, wearing his editor in chief hat, Duane Swierczynski announces the winners of the Philadelphia City Paper's 19th Annual Fiction Contest -- the Pulp Edition:
SF/F: David J. Synder, "Dane's Geld: A Fairy Tale" (judged by Michael Swanwick)
Romance: Shari Lee Goode, "The Reluctancy of Bria" (judged by Sarah Dunn)
Crime Fiction: Craig McDonald, "The Devil's in the Details" (judged by Ken Bruen)
Congrats to all the winners, and especially to Craig, showing that he is slowly but surely on his way to leaving all fiction pretenders in the dust...
And yet more congrats to Duane who must be grinning from ear to ear about this choice bit of news:
Film rights to Duane Swierczynski's SMELL THE ROSES
retitled as THE WHEELMAN, the story of a mute Irish getaway driver who falls in with the wrong heist team on the wrong day at the wrong bank, to Plum Films in Scotland, by David Hale Smith at DHS Literary.