2019 Darrell Awards Honorees Announced

The 2019 Darrell Awards were presented on Saturday, March 16, 2019, during the Banquet at MidSouthCon 37, here in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 2019 Darrell Awards Jury is very pleased to announce the following results of our deliberations.

Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award
Troy L. Wiggins for his extraordinary contributions to Midsouth literacy, more specifically his many published short stories and his founding of a new SF magazine – FIYAH LIT MAG.


Best Midsouth Novel
Winner – Every Wind of Change by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up – In The Service of Luna by John E. Siers

Best Midsouth Novella
Winner – Find the Lady by Kevin Andrew Murphy (as seen in Mississippi Roll – a Wild Cards novel/shared world anthology)
First Runner-Up – The Hairy Man by William Alan Webb


Best Midsouth Other Media Work
Winner – Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men by Mark Powers
First Runner-Up – Amazing Grace (Season 3, Episode 14 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) by Matthew Maala and Tyron B. Carter


Best Midsouth Short Story
Winner – Knob Hill Haunt by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up – Teddy Bump by Sheree Renee Thomas (as seen in Fiyah Lit Magazine)
Finalist – Family Circle by L.A. Story (as seen in End of the World Potluck)


So, there you have — the Honored Works and Authors of 2019.

Please support these outstanding authors — Buy their books and read or watch their stories !


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.

Nominations are Now Open for the 2019 Darrell Awards

The 2019 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce that nominations are now OPEN for the Awards.

This year, we are accepting nominations for:

  • Best Midsouth SF/F/H Novel, Novella, or Short Story on a one year basis (works published between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018);
  • Best Midsouth SF/F/H Other Media on a two year basis (works that were published or first shown to the public between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2018); and
  • The Coger Memorial Hall of Fame on an ongoing basis (for works that were not considered during their year of eligibility and were qualified at the time they were published).

Please see the rules attached to the Nomination Form for complete details.

Please note that the email address for the Jury remains darrellawards at gmail dot com (spelled out for reasons).

The physical address for printed correspondence and books has changed (see it on the Nomination Form).

Please note that you do NOT have to send the Rules portion of the Nomination Form document back to us; we only need that first page – the actual Nomination Form itself.

The Nomination Form can be found in the following google drive folder in several formats. Please feel free to use whichever format works best for you: 2019 Nomination Forms.

Works must be published by October 31st (Halloween) of this year (2018) in order to qualify.  Please see the Rules for the other qualifications.

We will accept nominations until December 1, 2018.

2018 Best Novel Plaque