The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Darrell Awards has passed and nominations are now closed.
The Jury is busy reading and watching and critiquing the nominees. We are pushing to have a list of Finalists ready by March 1st.
If you’ve ever won a Darrell Award or been a Finalist and you’re planning to attend Saturday of MidSouthCon 35 in late March, you’re invited to participate in the annual Darrell Awards panel. This is to spread the news about your works and to build some excitement about the Awards before they’re presented at the Banquet later that day. Please contact us at memphissf at cs dot com for details.
Of course, if your work is chosen as a Finalist this year, we’ll contact you to let you know (if we have your contact info), as all current-year Finalists receive one free pass to MidSouthCon on Saturday and one free Banquet ticket.
So, check back here after March 1st for the announcement of the 2017 Finalists for the Darrell Awards.
Since we started back in 1996, the Darrell Awards has used my mailing and package address at 3125 South Mendenhall Road #353 here in Memphis.
Unfortunately, the business at that address, a Mom and Pop private mailbox facility, is closing. I just found out about this last night and that was their last day for full service. What you need to know is that packages and mail can no longer be sent there — effective immediately.
This is going to be a huge project for me personally to find and rent a new secure address and notify everyone. Because it was a PMB facility, the Post Office won’t accept standard change of address forms, and each party who had that address has to be individually informed.
I’m sure some will not receive the notice in time and some things will go there and be lost. As you can imagine, this situation upsets me greatly.
Please contact us here for the address to use before you ship your nomination or printed copies of your work. Please pray for me to have patience and stamina as I deal with yet another project foisted upon me.
Please share this with all the writers you know.
— Tim Gatewood, Chairman
2017 Darrell Awards Jury
UPDATE: My new address: 2809 Kirby Pkwy, Suite 116, #242, Memphis 38119. You can start using that now for Darrell Awards mail and packages; and the revised Nomination Form with that new address is now posted here (see the link on the right side of this page).
The 2017 Darrell Awards Jury met recently and adopted the rules for 2017, so we are pleased to announce that :
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2017 Darrell Awards ! Yippee!
There have been 2 minor changes to the rules and one major change (Rule 13 was added). So, please DO review the rules before you nominate.
Please use this LINK to access the 2017 Nomination Form.
(Yes, that is on Dropbox. If you have a problem accessing dropbox, email us at MemphisSF at cs dot com and we will email the form directly to you. The email address is spelled out here to cut down on spambots harvesting it.)
We are also pleased to announce that we have added three new members to the Jury and one new Official Reader. Our next meeting is later this month (August), so get those Nominations in so the Jury and Readers can be considering your work for the 2017 Darrell Awards.