INSPY 2014 Updates
Good morning, readers! I trust you all spent a wonderful December 25th with family, good food and plenty of laughter. My day was quiet – as usual – with lots of Christmas movies and thoughts on another Christmas passing by. As we near the end of another year, I’m eagerly looking forward to reading the blogosphere’s take on what the best in fiction was and have gotten my own post on said subject put together, in fact, stay tuned, I may share “part one” later today – the movie, television part since of course, I think the fiction is the best ergo it should be saved for last. But that’s beside the point.
Today, the purpose of this new blog post is all about the 2014 INSPYs. This is the day we’ve been planning for – your nominations! The 2014 nomination form is now up and running on the site, or in other terms, we’re waiting for your nominations to come in. In case you missed it, we’re also wanting some feedback from potential judges and supporters of the INSPYs which you can offer on our Goodreads poll page. For more information on nominating, here’s the 2014 press release:
INSPY Awards opened today.
Inspy Awards has returned for a fourth year. The INSPYs were created to select
and showcase books with the highest literary standards that grapple with the
Christian faith and were designed to help readers in their search for the
preeminent faith-inspired literature of today. This program is organized and
judged by book bloggers who have considerable experience and knowledge of books
published for both the CBA and general market.
welcome the return of advisory board members Lydia Mazzei, Stacy Millican,
and Rel Mollet,
and are thrilled to introduce our new board members, Rissi
and Jamie Lapeyrolerie.
note that the advisory board has made the following changes to book eligibility
and the nomination process:
Novel and Historical Romance categories have been introduced.
Romance category has been broadened and renamed the Contemporary
Romance/Romantic Suspense category
dates of eligibility have returned to a 12 month timeframe and will include
books published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
books have been eliminated from consideration.
are to be nominated by someone other than the author.
nominations are sought in the following genres: Debut Novel, General Fiction,
Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, Literature for
Young Adults, Speculative Fiction, and Mystery & Thriller. The deadline to
nominate a book is January 16.
nominating the best in faith-driven literature, another way to help today is to
spread the word — blog about the INSPYs, tell your friends.
winners of the fourth annual INSPY awards will be announced June 28, 2014.
stay informed, subscribe to the site: http://inspys.com.
INSPYs Awards: The Bloggers’ Awards for
Excellence in Faith-Driven Lit