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Stephen D. Rogers is a multi-published writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Over nine hundred of his stories and poems have been selected to appear in more than three hundred publications, earning among other honors two "Best of Soft SF" winners, two Derringers (with seven additional finalists), a Shamus Award nomination, a Rhysling nomination, two "Notable Online Stories" from storySouth's Million Writers Award, honorable mention in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror," mention in "The Best American Mystery Stories," and numerous Readers's Choice awards.

Stephen is a proud member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. A participant in the Fairfield University Writer's Institute of 1989, the Bread Loaf conference of 1994, and Robert McKee's STORY seminar, Stephen is also a staff writer at Crime Scene and a member of Toastmasters International.

Stephen's writing advice has appeared in Write Now! Mysteries, Writer's Digest, and Writing World. He's taught writing workshops for Crime Bake, Romance Writers of America / Kiss of Death, Savvy Authors, Writers College, Writers University, and Writing World. His webinar "Selling to Anthologies" is now available from Writer's Digest Tutorials.

stephen (at) stephendrogers (dot) com

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HONORS

Featured Author - AnthologiesOnline - November, 2003
"An Act of God" - Anotherealm's Best, January-March 2000
"The Big Store" - 2005 Derringer Finalist
"The Butler Of Course" - Featured in 2003 Poet's Market
"Consider it Lit" - Notable Online Stories of 2005 (storySouth Million Writers Award for Fiction)
"Cross Words" - Voted One of the 50 Best Stories from The Phone Book
"The Dragon Lady" - Performed at Mystery God ConFusion, 1/2001
"Dust is Thicker than Water" - Tied for second place, 2003 Shred's Readers' Choice Award; Nominated for a Pushcart Prize; Notable Online Stories of 2003 (storySouth Million Writers Award for Fiction)
"The Element of Surprise" - Paula's Picks, Apr 10, 2000; Performed at Mystery God ConFusion, 1/2001
"Every Day Should be Laundry Day" - 1st Place, Laughter Loaf Poetry Competition 2002, Long Poem
Fantasy Readers Wanted - Apply Within containing "Dusk to Dawn" - 2005 EPPIE nominee
"Garden Noir" - Recommended for a 2002 Garden Globe Award
"Gutterball" - 2010 Derringer Finalist
"Instruments of Diplomacy" - Best of Jackhammer Anthology
"Jumping the Fence" - 2003 Derringer Finalist
"Luck is What You Make" - 2014 Derringer Winner
"Man of Integrity" - Editor's Choice
"A Matter of Interest" - 2002 Derringer Finalist
"The Meek Inherent" - First Place, Best of Soft SF 2000
"No Atheists in Foxholes" - 2006 Derringer Finalist
"Norwegian Standoff" - Editor's Choice
"Officer Down" - Tied for first place, 2004 Shred's Readers' Choice Award
"One Earth" - Runner up, Deadly Ink 2009 Short Story Competition
"Packy Run" - 2004 Derringer Finalist
"Perversity" - 2013 Rhysling Nominee
"Repeat After Me" - Winner Flash Fiction Contest, Feb/Mar 2003
"Rousted" - Distinguished mystery story from 2003, The Best American Mystery Stories 2004
"Sams'n" - Reader's Choice Award, January 2002, Ahmed A. Khan's Index of Online Fiction
"Scary Monsters" - Sandra Seaman's Top 10 Online Stories, 2009
Shot to Death" - 2011 Spinetingler Award Best Short Story Collection Nominee, 2011 Spinetingler Award Best Cover Nominee
"Signal Breakup" - Finalist, Ultra-Short Competition
"A Small Matter of Conflicts" - Honorable Mention, The Square Pegs Contest
"The Sybil 2000" - Performed at Mystery God ConFusion, 1/2001
"Trick Candles" - Honorable Mention, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (2002)
"Unforgettable" - Third Place, Best of Soft SF 2001
"An Unwilling Witness" - Runner up, Shred of Evidence Reader's Choice Award
"Victoria Cumberland, Airship Captain" - Top 10 Finisher, Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2014
"Wehrkraftzersetzung" - Top 10 Finisher, Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2014
"Zipped" - 2006 Derringer winner

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