The Darrell AwardsPromoting Literacy in the Mid-South by
Recognizing the Best Published
Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Underwritten by generous support from the
Mid-South Science & Fiction Conventions, Inc. (MSFCI)
2013 DARRELL AWARDS NEWSIt gives us great pleasure to announce that the 2013 Hall of Fame inductee is JUSTIN CRONIN for his outstanding body of Science Fiction and Fantasy work, including The Passage and The Twelve, two excellent novels in his Passage trilogy. The Passage opens with an extensive scene at the Memphis Zoo and the surrounding area.Please contact us at darrell at darrellawards dot org if you would like to participate in the 2014 Darrell Awards, either as a Reader or a full-blown Member of the Jury.We now have a BLOG for the Darrell Awards.
Please visit our blog here: BLOG.
Please note: we do NOT release a list of those works that have been merely nominated. This is because nominations are open to all; so, even the author or publisher or a relative or friend could nominate the work. This means that it is not (as they say at the big time award shows) "an honor merely to be nominated" -- it is simply the first step in getting the work officially considered by the Darrell Awards Jury. Also, every year, we see some works that are nominated which do not qualify or which are too poor-quality for us to lend any support to them. So, for all these reasons, we do NOT confirm or deny that any particular work has been merely nominated.
If you know of any works that you believe qualify, please note that the DEADLINE for nominations for the 2014 Darrell Awards has now been set as January 1, 2014.
For Novel, Novella, & Short Story nominees, the period of publication now under consideration is from November 1, 2012, through October 31, 2013 for the 2014 Darrell Awards. Works in those categories published after October 31, 2013 would have to wait until next year for consideration.
Please note that we are now alternating our Young Adult category with the Other Media category. For the 2014 Darrell Awards, any Young Adult works that otherwise qualify and that was published between November 1, 2011, and October 31, 2013, can be nominated for the 2014 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth Young Adult work. We will not present the Other Media award in 2014; that category will return in 2015 if we have enough qualified nominees.
Any eligible works published before November 1, 2012 might qualify the author for a Hall of Fame nomination, as that is not limited to any given period of publication.
If you are unclear about whether a work you want to nominate is eligible, please contact us at memphissf at cs dot com or darrell at darrellawards dot org.For further information on the Darrell Awards, please contact Tim Gatewood, Darrell Awards Jury, 3125 South Mendenhall Road, # 353, Memphis TN 38115.
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