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 first of our 3 deadlines for the 2018 Darrell Awards is coming up soon.
The deadlines are:
1) Publication by October 31, 2017. If it is not published by then, it is not eligible for the 2018 Awards. It may be eligible for the 2019 Darrell Awards, but not the 2018 ones.
2) Nomination by December 1, 2017. If it is not nominated by December 1st (earlier than in previous years due to MidSouthCon being earlier in March), it will not be considered, even if it is eligible. SOME eligible works may still still qualify for nomination in future years for the Hall of Fame award, but not all of them will — so get your nominations in by December 1st.
3) Finalists will be released by February 1, 2018.
So, there you have it. Published no later than Halloween of this year, nominated no later than December 1st of this year, and we will let everyone know who the Finalists are by February 1 of 2018.
Please see the nominations form on our website at darrellawards.org
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).