2019 Darrell Awards Close Tomorrow

Hello, lovely SF/F/H fans wherever you may be !

This is your friendly neighborhood Darrell Awards Jury Chairman, reminding you that we will CLOSE nominations for the 2019 Darrell Awards tomorrow – Saturday, December 1, 2018.

This means that all your lovely, amazeball, splendiferous, and otherwise-eligible works that have not yet been nominated — well, you need to get that done before the end of Saturday.

Once we we hit midnight here in Memphis on Saturday, that’s it. We will be closed for any further nominations.

Oh, did I mention that we accept nominations in novel, novella, short story, other media, and Hall of Fame categories?

Sure, I did – just not in this post. (See here: 2019 Nominations Open )

As always, read the Rules first before nominating. We made that easy – they are right there on the Nomination Form (pages 2 and 3 of the Form and you do NOT have to send that part back).

Basically, if the story is Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror and it is not poetry and it was written by an author who lived in this area when it was published OR contains at least one significant scene set in this area, go ahead and nominate it. Really !

The 2019 Darrell Awards Nominations Form is available in a selection of formats just to make it easy for anyone to nominate.

That’s right! I said, ANYONE can nominate, even the publisher or author or their main squeeze or BFF or whatever you kids are calling it this week. 😉

So, what are you waiting for? Get those nominations in NOW before it is too late. Your choice of the Best Midsouth SF/F/H can not win unless it is nominated before the deadline.

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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!)