The application form for those who want to become Official Readers for the
Darrell Awards is now online and can be downloaded from our website at
http://darrellawards.org in your choice of Adobe pdf, Word doc or OpenOffice.org versions.
(Yes, this is a form to be filled in and sent back — the pre-Internet meaning of application. It is not an app. Grin)
Every year, we read Novels, Novellas, and Short Stories; in alternating years, we read or view or listen to Other Media works or Young Adult works. This is all to choose the Best published SF/F/H that either is by a greater Memphis area author or that uses our area as a setting.
Over the years, I have been amazed at how good some of these works are — and how awful others of them are. Whether good or awful, I would never have read them without participating in the Darrells.
You might just find a new favorite author — or add to your list of authors to avoid (grin).
In any case, we invite you to participate if you are interested. The first step to doing so is the Application, which is now online.
All you have to do is visit our website (http://darrellawards.org) and look at the Site Map column on the left. The 2nd item listed there is the Official Reader Application. Click on your preferred version, save it, fill it in and send it back to memphissf at cs dot com or
darrell at darrellawards dot org.
Or you can mail it to us at Darrell Awards
Jury, c/o Barbara & Tim Gatewood, 3125 South Mendenhall Road, # 353, Memphis TN 38115.