Since AHMM's launch, it has been nominated over 150 times and received awards over 35 times, for stories spanning the breadth of mystery subgenres from cozies to hard-boiled detective stories, and everything in between. 

Awards and Recognition

A complete list of all our nominated and award-winning stories throughout the years.

Black Orchid Novella Award

An annual writing contest that seeks to honor an unpublished work of fiction written in the tradition of the Nero Wolfe mystery stories by Rex Stout. See a complete list of contest winners throughout the years.