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 !

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2018 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced

The 2018 Darrell Awards Jury held its final meeting tonight and we are pleased to announce the following Finalists.

William C. DietzSeek and Destroy

Nick RowanWild Hunt

TJ TurnerLand of Wolves

Sheila MartinConey Island Book of the Dead

John Hornor JacobsLuminaria

William Alan Webb A Night at the Quay

Phyllis Appleby – From Hair to Eternity (in Malice in Memphis: Elmwood Stories to Die For)

Richard Powell – A Very Worthy Human Being (in Malice in Memphis: Elmwood Stories to Die For)

Troy L. WigginsBlack Like Them

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.

Robin Burks

Robin Burks

(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!) 

The First Deadline for the 2018 Darrell Awards Has Passed

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 !

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