The 2022 Darrell Awards winners were announced on March 26 at MidSouthCon 38.
The annual Darrell Awards support Midsouth Literacy by recognizing the best published Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror.
COGER MEMORIAL HALL OF FAME AWARD
- Sheree Renée Thomas for her extraordinary contributions to literacy in the Midsouth and the world.
BEST MIDSOUTH NOVEL
- Winner: Serpent’s Mark by Beth Alvarez
- First Runner-up: The Girl Who Had No Shadows by John and Victoria Babb
BEST MIDSOUTH NOVELLA
- Winner: Madam and The Map: A Journey in Five Movements by Sheree Renée Thomas (in Nine Bar Blues collection)
- First Runner-up: Shadows Before Sunrise by Melissa Olthoff (in It Takes All Kinds anthology)
BEST MIDSOUTH SHORT STORY
- Winner: “Five-Six-Seven-Eight” by James Paavola (in Lies Along the Mississippi anthology)
- First Runner-up: “Well Being” by Elden Lee