2022 Darrell Awards Finalist Works

The 2022 Darrell Awards, “presented annually in support of Midsouth Literacy by recognizing the best published Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror in Short Story, Novella, Novel, Young Adult & Other Media formats,” have announced their complete lists of finalist works by category, after previously announcing the nominated authors.

Best Midsouth Novel

  • The Girl Who Had No Shadow, John Babb & Victoria Babb (self-published)
  • The Dragons of Styx, John E. Siers (Hit World)
  • The Ferryman, John E. Siers (Hit World)

Best Midsouth Novella

  • “Shadows Before Sunrise”, Melissa Olthoff (It Takes All Kinds)
  • “Madam & The Map: A Journey in Five Movements”, Sheree Renée Thomas (Nine Bar Blues)

Best Midsouth Short Story

  • “Dead Man’s Hand”, Phyllis Appleby (Lies Along the Mississippi)
  • “Five-Six-Seven-Eight”, Jim Paavola (Lies Along the Mississippi)
  • “Never Alone”, Angelyn Sherrod (Lies Along the Mississippi)
  • “The Orisha’s Handmaiden”, Angelyn Sherrod (Lies Along the Mississippi)
  • “Shanequa’s Bones — Or Another Shotgun Lullaby”, Sheree Renée Thomas (Nine Bar Blues)
  • Well Being, Elden Lee (self-published)

There were no nominations received for Young Adult or Other Media works.

As previously announced, Sheree Renée Thomas is the winner of the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award.

The awards will be presented March 2022 during MidSouthCon 38 at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Memphis TN. For more information, see the Darrell Awards site.

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