2019 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced

It gives us great pleasure to announce the following list of Finalists for the 2019 Darrell Awards in their respective categories.

Best Midsouth Novel
John E. Siers  — In the Service of Luna
Frank TuttleEvery Wind of Change

Best Midsouth Novella
Kevin Andrew MurphyFind the Lady (appearing in Mississippi Roll, a Wild Cards shared-world novel)
William Alan WebbThe Hairy Man (set in his post-apocalypse series)

Best Midsouth Other Media 
Matthew MaalaAmazing Grace (Season 3, Episode 14, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow tv series)
Mark PowersDog Men (the first 6 issues in this comic book series set in Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files universe)

Best Midsouth Short Story 
Lee Ann StoryFamily Circle (appearing in End of the World Potluck)
Sheree Renee ThomasTeddy Bump (appearing in Fiyah Lit Mag, issue 7)
Frank TuttleKnob Hill Haunt (a free-standing Mama Hogg story in the Markhat universe)

The 2019 Darrell Awards will be presented at the Banquet at MidSouthCon here in Memphis on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Each of the Finalists will be invited to attend the convention as free guests of the Jury on that Saturday and will receive a free pass to the Banquet if they do attend. Each Finalist will also be invited to participate in the annual Darrell Awards panel, which takes place at the convention earlier in the afternoon on that Saturday.  (Invitations will go out in the next few days — or as soon as possible for any Finalist for whom we do not already have a way to contact them).

Congratulations to each of the Finalists. We encourage all those who love good Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror to partake of their works (both those mentioned above and others by them). You will be pleased if you do.

 

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Coger Memorial Hall of Fame 2019 Winner Announced

The 2019 Darrell Awards Jury met earlier tonight and chose our next inductee into the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame.

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the winner is TROY L. WIGGINS, who was chosen for his outstanding contributions to Midsouth literacy, both as a writer of SF/F/H short stories and for his role in founding Fiyah Lit Mag, a relatively-new SF/F/H magazine (now in its third year).

Mr. Wiggins joins 16 previous inductees, including Nancy Collins, Eric Flint, Justin Cronin, Howard Waldrop, and a dozen more worthies.

For more information on the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame, please see here..

In addition to choosing the Hall of Fame inductee, the Jury selected the Finalists in Best Novel, Novella, Other Media, and Short Story categories for the 2019 Darrell Awards. The list of Finalists will be released soon.

Please join us in congratulating TROY L. WIGGINS for this honor.

2019 Darrell Awards Close Tomorrow

Hello, lovely SF/F/H fans wherever you may be !

This is your friendly neighborhood Darrell Awards Jury Chairman, reminding you that we will CLOSE nominations for the 2019 Darrell Awards tomorrow – Saturday, December 1, 2018.

This means that all your lovely, amazeball, splendiferous, and otherwise-eligible works that have not yet been nominated — well, you need to get that done before the end of Saturday.

Once we we hit midnight here in Memphis on Saturday, that’s it. We will be closed for any further nominations.

Oh, did I mention that we accept nominations in novel, novella, short story, other media, and Hall of Fame categories?

Sure, I did – just not in this post. (See here: 2019 Nominations Open )

As always, read the Rules first before nominating. We made that easy – they are right there on the Nomination Form (pages 2 and 3 of the Form and you do NOT have to send that part back).

Basically, if the story is Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror and it is not poetry and it was written by an author who lived in this area when it was published OR contains at least one significant scene set in this area, go ahead and nominate it. Really !

The 2019 Darrell Awards Nominations Form is available in a selection of formats just to make it easy for anyone to nominate.

That’s right! I said, ANYONE can nominate, even the publisher or author or their main squeeze or BFF or whatever you kids are calling it this week. 😉

So, what are you waiting for? Get those nominations in NOW before it is too late. Your choice of the Best Midsouth SF/F/H can not win unless it is nominated before the deadline.

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