News on 2020 Darrell Awards

As the Darrell Awards have been presented at MidSouthCon every year (except the 1 year there was no con) and as this year’s MidSouthCon has been postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic, the question has been raised :

What About the 2020 Darrell Awards?

First, they will be given.

Second, the Winners and Runners-up and other Finalists will be announced here and on other social media.

Third, the details of how and when for the above will be decided by the Jury shortly.

We want to have a robust discussion on this situation with an eye toward establishing a protocol for future use — and to do so while respecting the requirements of social distancing.

So, please be patient. And please check back here in a day or two.

If you have questions, email us.

2020 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced

The 2020 Darrell Awards Jury has completed our reading and we have chosen works by the following authors as the Best Midsouth SF/F/H in one or more of our usual categories (novel, novella, young adult, and short story).

The 2020 Darrell Awards Finalists are:

The 2020 Darrell Awards, as well as the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame award, will be presented at the Banquet at MidSouthCon 38 on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Hilton hotel here in Memphis, TN. For details of the convention, please see MidSouthCon.org

Our 2020 Hall of Fame winner is Rachel E. Carr. See the announcement of that here: 2020 Hall of Fame Winner Announced

Congratulations to each of the Finalists. We highly recommend all of them to you for the excellent stories they wrote. Please join us at the Banquet at MidSouthCon 38 for the Awards Presentation.

Coger Memorial Hall of Fame 2020 Winner Announced

The 2020 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce that the newest winner of the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame is Rachel E. Carr for her Rules Undying series which features scenes set in Memphis in her books Six and Ten.

The Coger Memorial Hall of Fame award, as well as the 2020 Darrell Awards, will be presented at MidSouthCon 38 on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Hilton hotel here in Memphis, TN. For details of the convention, please see MidSouthCon.org

For information on Rachel E. Carr and her books, please see Rachel’s site.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Carr !

Rachel E. Carr