The deadline for nominations for the 2017 Darrell Awards has passed and nominations are now closed.
The Jury is busy reading and watching and critiquing the nominees. We are pushing to have a list of Finalists ready by March 1st.
If you’ve ever won a Darrell Award or been a Finalist and you’re planning to attend Saturday of MidSouthCon 35 in late March, you’re invited to participate in the annual Darrell Awards panel. This is to spread the news about your works and to build some excitement about the Awards before they’re presented at the Banquet later that day. Please contact us at memphissf at cs dot com for details.
Of course, if your work is chosen as a Finalist this year, we’ll contact you to let you know (if we have your contact info), as all current-year Finalists receive one free pass to MidSouthCon on Saturday and one free Banquet ticket.
So, check back here after March 1st for the announcement of the 2017 Finalists for the Darrell Awards.
The 2017 Darrell Awards Jury met recently and adopted the rules for 2017, so we are pleased to announce that :
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2017 Darrell Awards ! Yippee!
There have been 2 minor changes to the rules and one major change (Rule 13 was added). So, please DO review the rules before you nominate.
Please use this LINK to access the 2017 Nomination Form.
(Yes, that is on Dropbox. If you have a problem accessing dropbox, email us at MemphisSF at cs dot com and we will email the form directly to you. The email address is spelled out here to cut down on spambots harvesting it.)
We are also pleased to announce that we have added three new members to the Jury and one new Official Reader. Our next meeting is later this month (August), so get those Nominations in so the Jury and Readers can be considering your work for the 2017 Darrell Awards.
The 2014 Darrell Awards Jury is now meeting regularly to discuss & review the nominated works. Nominations have been pouring in lately, so we will have a good selection from which to pick the winners and finalists.
Even so, over two-thirds of the eligible works of which we are aware have not yet been nominated. We will not even consider your novel, novella, short story or Young Adult work unless it is nominated.
The Nomination Form is on our website at http://darrellawards.org. The work has to be published by the end of October to be considered this time and it has to be nominated no later than 1-1-14.
Please help us recognize the BEST published Midsouth SF/F/H by nominating any and all eligible works. Anyone can nominate.