A Note on the 2016 Darrell Awards Finalists

We have received word from the Convention Committee for MidSouthCon that they are being contacted by people claiming to be Darrell Awards Finalists.

The Convention requires that we provide them a list of the Finalists by March 1st. This is because the Convention offers a free Saturday-only pass and a free Banquet ticket to each of our Finalists.

The Jury is still meeting, members are still reading, and votes have not yet been taken in any of the categories except Hall of Fame. In short, there are no Finalists YET.

We will release a list of Finalists here on this site after we turn in the list to convention registration and, if your work is chosen as a Finalist, we will contact you directly if we have your contact information.

In the meantime, please do not jump the gun.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

Don't Jump the Gun

Don’t Jump the Gun

2016 Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Winner Announced

The Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce that the 2016 Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award Winner is A. CHRISTOPHER DROWN.

This Award is for his extraordinary contributions to Midsouth literacy, including his many published short stories.

Congratulations to Aaron Christopher Drown !


Please check back here in March for the list of Finalists for the 2016 Darrell Awards. They will be invited to join Aaron at the Saturday afternoon Darrell Awards panel at MidSouthCon 34, as well as the Banquet that evening, where the Winners in each category will be presented.

Deadline Passed, Deadlines Approaching

As mentioned in previous posts here, the Darrell Awards operates on the basis of 3 deadlines. The first of those has passed — the publication deadline (October 31st).

The second is approaching — the nomination deadline. If you know of any work which you believe is eligible, you have until January 1, 2016, to nominate it. After that, it will be too late for it to be considered.

So, if you know of any eligible works, please NOMINATE them before 1-1-16.

We are accepting nominations until 1-1-16 for eligible works in novel, novella, short story, and Young Adult categories, as well as for the Coger Memorial Hall of Fame.

Dal Coger

Dal Coger, member of First Fandom. Greatly missed.

Thank you for your participation.