Halloween is coming soon and with it will come the end of the publishing year for 2016 Darrell Awards purposes.
This year, we’re considering 2 years’ worth of Young Adult SF/F/H, so the publication time frame on that runs from November 1, 2013, to Halloween of 2015. For other categories, it’s November 1, 2014, to Halloween 2015.
If your otherwise-eligible work is published before Halloween of this year (and not too far in the past), you or anyone else can nominate it until 1-1-16.
Of course, we would love it if you nominated it as soon as you can so we the Jury have more time to read it and consider it with the other nominees in its category.
Anyone can nominate, including the author or publisher. If you are the author or publisher, we do require a non-DRM pdf file or a mobi file or an epub file — or 2 printed copies — of the work you’re nominating.
We already have a very interesting crop of nominees in novel, short story, and YA categories. Nothing has been nominated yet in the novella category, so that one is wide open. We will also pick a Hall of Fame inductee and there are several good choices being considered for that award.
For information on eligibility and to get the Nomination Form, please see our website at http://darrellawards.org.