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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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.

2016 Darrell Awards Finalists — And Two Winners – Announced

2016 Darrell Awards Finalists — And Two Winners — Announced

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the following outstanding authors were chosen by the 2016 Darrell Awards Jury as Finalists for the Best Published Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy, and/or Horror.

Short Stories
Zedhead by Victor Lorthos
The Ones Who Remember by Robert J. Krog
Memphis BBQ by Cat Rambo
Sentry by Herika R. Raymer

Young Adult Works
The Old Blood by Tim Bohn
All The Turns of Light by Frank Tuttle

Novels
When Dragons Sleep by Steven Glen Baird
Lincoln’s Bodyguard by T. J. Turner
The Darker Carnival by Frank Tuttle

The Jury is also pleased to announce that AARON CHRISTOPHER DROWN is our newest winner of the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award for his outstanding body of work, including many excellent short stories.

In addition, the Jury has chosen Brielle and the Alien Geek by JESSICA COULTER SMITH as the Winner of the 2016 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth SF/F/H Novella.

Congratulations to all of the Finalists!

The 2016 Darrell Awards will be presented during the Banquet at MidSouthCon 34 on Saturday, March 19. Please see the convention’s website at www.midsouthcon.org for details of that event.

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Aaron Christopher Drown

Dal Coger

Dal Coger – In Whose Memory the Hall of Fame is Named