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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Halloween Approaches

Halloween is coming soon and with it will come the end of the publishing year for 2016 Darrell Awards purposes.

This year, we’re considering 2 years’ worth of Young Adult SF/F/H, so the publication time frame on that runs from November 1, 2013, to Halloween of 2015. For other categories, it’s November 1, 2014, to Halloween 2015.

If your otherwise-eligible work is published before Halloween of this year (and not too far in the past), you or anyone else can nominate it until 1-1-16.

Of course, we would love it if you nominated it as soon as you can so we the Jury have more time to read it and consider it with the other nominees in its category.

Anyone can nominate, including the author or publisher. If you are the author or publisher, we do require a non-DRM pdf file or a mobi file or an epub file — or 2 printed copies — of the work you’re nominating.

We already have a very interesting crop of nominees in novel, short story, and YA categories. Nothing has been nominated yet in the novella category, so that one is wide open. We will also pick a Hall of Fame inductee and there are several good choices being considered for that award.

For information on eligibility and to get the Nomination Form, please see our website at http://darrellawards.org.