The annual Darrell Awards support Midsouth Literacy by recognizing the best published Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror. Due to the pandemic, the 2019 and 2020 editions of MidSouthCon were canceled, so the administrators asked fans to consider today’s announcement to be the presentation of the 2020 Darrell Awards.
BEST MIDSOUTH NOVEL 2020
- Above the Ether by Eric Barnes
First Runner-Up — Carl Perkins Cadillac by John G. Hartness
BEST MIDSOUTH YOUNG ADULT NOVEL 2020
- House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
First Runner-Up — The Diminished and The Enchanted by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
BEST MIDSOUTH NOVELLA 2020
- Shoot First by Larry Hoy and William Alan Webb
BEST MIDSOUTH SHORT STORY 2020
- Killing Him by Carolyn McSparren (as published in Mayhem in Memphis)
First Runner-Up — The Game by H. David Blalock (as publishedin Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild)
Additional Short Story Finalist — Robert J. Krog for Roxy Socksy and Herika Raymer for Critters (both published in Tales of the Interstellar Bartenders Guild).
2020 HALL OF FAME WINNER
- Rachel E. Carr