About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed/single. Customs Broker, Notary Public, Signing Agent, Writer, and Ordained Minister. #catdaddy Science fiction and fantasy fan, avid reader, Founder of the Darrell Awards. Author of _Getting Started As A Notary Signing Agent_ (available from https://notarymemphis.wordpress.com/books). Please be kind to one another.

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.

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2019 Darrell Awards Close Tomorrow

Hello, lovely SF/F/H fans wherever you may be !

This is your friendly neighborhood Darrell Awards Jury Chairman, reminding you that we will CLOSE nominations for the 2019 Darrell Awards tomorrow – Saturday, December 1, 2018.

This means that all your lovely, amazeball, splendiferous, and otherwise-eligible works that have not yet been nominated — well, you need to get that done before the end of Saturday.

Once we we hit midnight here in Memphis on Saturday, that’s it. We will be closed for any further nominations.

Oh, did I mention that we accept nominations in novel, novella, short story, other media, and Hall of Fame categories?

Sure, I did – just not in this post. (See here: 2019 Nominations Open )

As always, read the Rules first before nominating. We made that easy – they are right there on the Nomination Form (pages 2 and 3 of the Form and you do NOT have to send that part back).

Basically, if the story is Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror and it is not poetry and it was written by an author who lived in this area when it was published OR contains at least one significant scene set in this area, go ahead and nominate it. Really !

The 2019 Darrell Awards Nominations Form is available in a selection of formats just to make it easy for anyone to nominate.

That’s right! I said, ANYONE can nominate, even the publisher or author or their main squeeze or BFF or whatever you kids are calling it this week. 😉

So, what are you waiting for? Get those nominations in NOW before it is too late. Your choice of the Best Midsouth SF/F/H can not win unless it is nominated before the deadline.

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2018 Darrell Awards Winners Announced

The 2018 Darrell Awards Jury is very pleased to announce the following results of our deliberations.

Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award
Robin Burks for her extraordinary contributions to Midsouth literacy, more specifically her trilogy (Zeus, Inc; The Curse of Hekate; and The Return of the Titans)

Robin Burks plaque for Hall of Fame

2018 Coger Hall of Fame plaque

Best Midsouth Novel
Winner – Land of Wolves by T. J. Turner
First Runner-Up – Wild Hunt by Nick Rowan
Finalist – Seek and Destroy by William C. Dietz

Best Midsouth Novella
Winner – A Night at the Quay by William A. Webb (as seen in Sharp Steel and High Adventure: Volume 3)
First Runner-Up – Luminaria by John Horner Jacob (as seen in Apex Magazine # 94)

Best Midsouth Young Adult Work
Winner – Coney Island Book of the Dead by Sheila Martin

Best Midsouth Short Story
Winner – From Hair to Eternity by Phyllis Appleby (as seen in Malice in Memphis: Elmwood Stories)
First Runner-Up – Black Like Them by Troy L. Wiggins (as seen in Fireside Magazine)
Finalist – A Very Worthy Human Being by Richard Powell (as seen in Malice in Memphis: Elmwood Stories)

So, there you have — the Honored Works and Authors of 2018. Go ! Buy their books and read their stories !