As reported here previously, we operate the Darrell Awards on the basis of three deadlines. The first of those (the publication deadline) has now passed. It was Halloween 2017, a few days ago.
What this means is that if your work or the work that you want to nominate was not published October 31, 2017, it is not eligible for the 2018 Darrell Awards. Anything otherwise eligible that is published after the publication deadline can be considered for the 2019 Darrell Awards, but not for the 2018 Darrell Awards.
Our next deadline is the Nomination Deadline, which this year is extra early: DECEMBER 1, 2017.
This was changed from the previous nomination deadline because MidSouthCon (at which the Darrell Awards are presented) will be held earlier than usual in 2018, so we need to turn in our list of Finalists to them earlier than usual.
Please take note of the Nomination Deadline of December 1, 2017. If your work or the work you want to nominate is not nominated by that deadline, it will not be considered for the 2018 Darrell Awards.
You can find the 2018 Darrell Awards Nomination Form in multiple formats here: 2018 Nomination Form.
We look forward to receiving your nominations before December 1, 2017. Thank you !
The 2018 Darrell Awards Jury held a meeting tonight and the major piece of business was deciding to seek nominations directly from a broad range of publishers.
Jury Chairperson Kitty Jungkind will contact both national and regional publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels and novellas to seek nominations of eligible works either written by Mid-South authors or with scenes set in the Mid-South.
Jury Vice-Chair Sylvia Cox will contact publishers of magazines and short stories.
As always, the Jury is happy to accept nominations from the public, as well as the authors, publishers, and friends of the authors.
The 2018 Nomination Form is now available here in multiple formats. Please see the Nomination Form for eligibility and other rules.
The deadline for nominations is now set as December 1, 2017 (one month earlier than in previous years).
I’m pleased to announce that R.S. Belcher will be attending MidSouthCon 35 at least on Saturday March 25, 2017.
His novel Brotherhood of the Wheel is a Finalist for the 2017 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth Novel. That book combines a modern version of the Knights Templar, the Wild Hunt, the Triple Goddess, and many other elements into a highly-enjoyable thrilling story.
He’s most well-known for his series of Weird Western novels that includes Six Gun Tarot and 2 others so far; and let us not forget his 3rd series that starts with Nightwise.
He’s not listed on the convention’s publicity because he’s just completed arrangements to attend. He will be at the Darrell Awards panel at 3pm on Saturday and at the Banquet starting at 5pm that night.
Also, you can look for him on Pro Row and in the pocket program book (and the con’s calendar or scheduling app), as well. (Pro Row is the space set aside at the convention for authors to sign and sell their own works.)
Please check back here as the convention approaches for news of other 2017 Finalists who have confirmed that they will be attending.
Author R.S. Belcher