2022 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced

The 2022 Darrell Awards Jury recently wrapped up our deliberations and we’ve chosen works by the following authors as Finalists for the 2022 Darrell Awards.

Beth Alvarez
Phyllis Appleby
John and Victoria Babb
Elden Lee
Melissa Olthoff
Jim Paavola
John E. Siers
Angelyn Sherrod and
Sheree Renee Thomas

Details of the recognized works will be posted here on darrellawards.org soon. Please check back here for that.


Updated Wednesday Feb 9, 2022

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Nominations are Open — 2022 Darrell Awards

Nominations Are Now Open for the 2022 Darrell Awards

We had to skip presenting any Darrell Awards in 2021 due to the pandemic. As it now looks likely that there will be a Midsouthcon in 2022, the Jury has decided to open nominations for 2 years in all categories.

This means that we will consider your SFFH work IF it was published between November 1, 2019, and October 31, 2021.

As always, we’re looking for the best Midsouth SFFH, so if it’s by an author living in our area at the time of publication OR if at least 1 significant scene is set within our area, nominate it!

Nominations opened on August 1, 2021, and will close on December 1st of this year.

To protect the members of the jury and our Official Readers, we’re looking for digital submissions, if possible. One epub or mobi or pdf without DRM or a non-paywalled link to the work along with your nomination is greatly appreciated.

If you choose to send printed copies instead, we need at least 3 — and 4 is better.

Nomination forms can be found here in various formats: 2022 Nomination Forms. The rules are spelled out on the back page(s) of the Nomination Form.

Please note: you don’t need to send us the back page(s). All we need is the Nomination Form. We know what the Rules are. 😀

If you have any questions about these matters, please post them in the comments (or you can email us as below).

Go forth and Nominate ! Nominate! Nominate!

News on the 2022 Darrell Awards

We are pleased to announce that there will be Darrell Awards presented at MidSouthCon in March of 2022.

The 2022 Darrell Awards will include the best Midsouth science fiction, fantasy, and horror works published from November 1, 2019, to October 31, 2021 (2 full years) in all 5 of our usual categories — novel, novella, short story, other media, and young adult.

Also, our 2022 Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award for lifetime achievement and/or exemplary contributions to literacy will be presented at the same event. Our Hall of Fame Award is not limited by year of publication.

Nominations for the 2022 Darrell Awards and Hall of Fame Award will open on August 1, 2021, and close on December 1, 2021.

Please check back here on (or just before) August 1st for nomination forms in various formats.

If you’re interested in helping us to select the 2022 Darrell Awards and Hall of Fame Award by serving on the Jury or by being an Official Reader, please contact us at darrellawards at Gmail dot com (spelled out for reasons).