2019 Darrell Awards Honorees Announced

The 2019 Darrell Awards were presented on Saturday, March 16, 2019, during the Banquet at MidSouthCon 37, here in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 2019 Darrell Awards Jury is very pleased to announce the following results of our deliberations.

Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award
Troy L. Wiggins for his extraordinary contributions to Midsouth literacy, more specifically his many published short stories and his founding of a new SF magazine – FIYAH LIT MAG.


Best Midsouth Novel
Winner – Every Wind of Change by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up – In The Service of Luna by John E. Siers

Best Midsouth Novella
Winner – Find the Lady by Kevin Andrew Murphy (as seen in Mississippi Roll – a Wild Cards novel/shared world anthology)
First Runner-Up – The Hairy Man by William Alan Webb


Best Midsouth Other Media Work
Winner – Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men by Mark Powers
First Runner-Up – Amazing Grace (Season 3, Episode 14 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) by Matthew Maala and Tyron B. Carter


Best Midsouth Short Story
Winner – Knob Hill Haunt by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up – Teddy Bump by Sheree Renee Thomas (as seen in Fiyah Lit Magazine)
Finalist – Family Circle by L.A. Story (as seen in End of the World Potluck)


So, there you have — the Honored Works and Authors of 2019.

Please support these outstanding authors — Buy their books and read or watch their stories !


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 PowersJim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog 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.


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.