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.
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.
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)
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 !
In addition to these Finalists, the Jury also announced that Robin Burks is our 2018 inductee to the Coger Hall of Fame for her three novel series (Zeus, Inc.; The Curse of Hekate; and Return of the Titans).
Please join us at MidSouthCon on Saturday March 10, 2018, for the Awards Banquet at which we will present the Winners and First Runners Up.
(This post was updated on Thursday, February 8, 2018, with active links to each of the Finalist works. Please support our Finalists by buying and reading their work. Thank you!)