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

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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 !

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!)