2018 Darrell Awards Now Seeking Nominations

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). 

 

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Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2018 Darrell Awards

The Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce that Nominations are now open for the 2018 Darrell Awards.

This year, we are accepting nominations for Best Midsouth Novel, Novella, and Short Story, as well as Young Adult works and the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award.

In order to be considered, the work must be published no later than October 31, 2017, and nominated no later than December 1, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: the Nomination Deadline is one month earlier than it has been, mostly because MidSouthCon will be held almost a month earlier than usual in 2018. The Darrell Awards are presented at the Banquet at MidSouthCon, so when that event is held earlier, we have to adjust our deadlines.

This also means that we will turn in a list of Finalists sooner. Look for that Finalists List to be available by February 1, 2018.

Young Adult Works will be considered for two years. So, if it is otherwise eligible and is a Young Adult work, you can nominate it —  if it was published between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2017.

For Novels, Novellas, and Short Stories, we are looking at just one year (as usual) — November 1 of 2016 to October 31 of 2017.

The Hall of Fame Award is for a work or works that were not considered during their year(s) of eligibility. So, there are no publication deadlines for the Hall of Fame Award — just the Nomination Deadline, which applies to everything.

All works must be nominated by December 1, 2017, or they will not be considered for the 2018 Darrell Awards or the Hall of Fame Award.

Also, please note that we have a new Chairperson, so the addresses to send your nominations and your nominated works have changed. The new addresses are on the Nomination Form.

You can find the 2018 Darrell Awards Nomination Form in multiple formats here: 2018 Darrell Awards Nominations Forms.

Please see the Rules attached to the Nomination Form, as we have added a new Rule at the end to state how we will handle the plaques and the certificates that have been a mainstay of the Awards Presentation at the Banquet for the 20+ years of these Awards.

The new Deadlines are also stated in the Rules, which go into detail about what does and what does not qualify for consideration.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and to considering your Midsouth SF/F/H.

2017 Best Novel plaque

2017 Best Novel plaque

2016 Darrell Awards Winners Announced

2016 Darrell Awards Winners Announced

The 2016 Darrell Awards Jury is pleased to announce the Winners, First Runners-Up, and other Finalists for the Best Published Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy, and/or Horror.

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The Ones Who Remember – Best Midsouth Short Story

Short Stories
Winner: The Ones Who Remember by Robert J. Krog
First Runner-Up: Sentry by Herika R. Raymer
Other Finalists (Honorable Mention):
Zedhead by Victor Lorthos
Memphis BBQ by Cat Rambo

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The Old Blood – Best Midsouth Young Adult Work

Young Adult Works
Winner: The Old Blood by Tim Bohn
First Runner-Up: All The Turns of Light by Frank Tuttle

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Brielle and the Alien Geek – Best Midsouth Novella

Novellas
Winner: Brielle and the Alien Geek by Jessica Coulter Smith

The Darker Carnival - Best Midsouth Novel

The Darker Carnival – Best Midsouth Novel

Novels
Winner: The Darker Carnival by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up: Lincoln’s Bodyguard by T. J. Turner
Other Finalist (Honorable Mention:) When Dragons Sleep by Steven Glen Baird

A. Christopher Drown - Hall of Fame Winner

A. Christopher Drown – Hall of Fame Winner

Our newest inductee into the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame is A. Christopher Drown for his outstanding body of work, including many excellent short stories.

Congratulations to all of the Winners, First Runners-Up, and Honorable Mentions.

The 2016 Darrell Awards were presented during the Banquet at MidSouthCon 34 on Saturday, March 19, 2016. If your name appears above and you did not receive your plaque or framed Certificate, we will mail it to you as soon as possible if we have your mailing address.