2019 Darrell Awards Honorees Announced

The 2019 Darrell Awards were presented on Saturday, March 16, 2019, during the Banquet at MidSouthCon 37, here in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 2019 Darrell Awards Jury is very pleased to announce the following results of our deliberations.

Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award
Troy L. Wiggins for his extraordinary contributions to Midsouth literacy, more specifically his many published short stories and his founding of a new SF magazine – FIYAH LIT MAG.

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Best Midsouth Novel
Winner – Every Wind of Change by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up – In The Service of Luna by John E. Siers

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Best Midsouth Novella
Winner – Find the Lady by Kevin Andrew Murphy (as seen in Mississippi Roll – a Wild Cards novel/shared world anthology)
First Runner-Up – The Hairy Man by William Alan Webb

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Best Midsouth Other Media Work
Winner – Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men by Mark Powers
First Runner-Up – Amazing Grace (Season 3, Episode 14 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) by Matthew Maala and Tyron B. Carter

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Best Midsouth Short Story
Winner – Knob Hill Haunt by Frank Tuttle
First Runner-Up – Teddy Bump by Sheree Renee Thomas (as seen in Fiyah Lit Magazine)
Finalist – Family Circle by L.A. Story (as seen in End of the World Potluck)

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So, there you have — the Honored Works and Authors of 2019.

Please support these outstanding authors — Buy their books and read or watch their stories !

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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 !

2017 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced

2017 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced

The 2017 Darrell Awards Jury held its final meeting last night and we wrapped up our deliberations. It gives us great pleasure to announce the following.

The newest winner of the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award is Cinda Williams Chima. This was given for her books The Enchanter Heir and The Sorcerer Heir, two young adult novels that include scenes set within our area. She joins a distinguished roster of previous Hall of Fame winners, which you can see here.

For Best Midsouth Short Story, our 2017 Finalists are “Drive-In Miss Daisy” by Phyllis Appleby and “The Nature of Ghosts” by Carolyn McSparren. (Both appeared in the anthology Malice in Memphis: Ghost Stories.)

For Best Midsouth Novella, our 2017 Finalists are “All the Way from Memphis” by Jeff C. Stevenson (in Hypnos, volume 5, issue 2) and “Fifty Shades of Grays” by Steven Barnes (in Lightspeed magazine, issue 73).

For Best Midsouth Other Media, our 2017 Finalists are “Crossed+ One Hundred #2” by Alan Moore and “Shinobi: Ninja Princess (issues 4 through 6)” by Martheus Wade. Both of these Other Media Finalists are comics and should be available from your usual comic book suppliers.

For Best Midsouth Novel, our 2017 Finalists are Brotherhood of the Wheel by R.S. Belcher, Eagle in Exile by Alan P. Smale, and Way Out West by Frank Tuttle.

If we have (or can find) contact information for these Finalists, they each will be invited to attend MidSouthCon on Saturday March 25th, 2017, for free to participate in a panel on the Darrell Awards to take place at 3pm AND to enjoy the Banquet at 5pm at which the Darrell Awards will be presented. For details of MidSouthCon, please see their website at midsouthcon.org.

Congratulations to all the Finalists!

Please check back here AFTER MidSouthCon to find out who won. And be sure to go now and buy their works so you can start reading them to see whether you agree with the Jury’s decisions.

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Cinda Williams Chima