The 2014 INSPYs Judges

April 21, 2014 17 Comments

Afternoon, friends! Today, the INSPYs Advisory Board finally made the announcement many of you have been waiting for. We announced our shortlist pane of 2014 INSPYs judges. The Advisory Board is thrilled to be working with these bloggers and cannot wait to see which work of fiction they decide is best suited to our mission which is to find the best in faith-driven Christian fiction. At this stage, the board is busy with that longlist of books (not an unpleasant place to be in, girls…!) still working to get all 100+ of the nominated books pared down to the five books in seven categories. Once we have that set, we will hand over the task of choosing that one winner to our judges – and be on the lookout as that shortlist announcement will arrive April 30th!

The 2014 INSPYs Judges. Introducing you to our new panel of judges for this year's award program! Text © INPSYs / Rissi JC

A big, grateful welcome to all of our shortlist judges!

Here is our INSPYs official announcement:

Welcoming the 2014 INSPYs Judges

Following unexpected delays to our normal timeline, the Advisory Board is pleased to welcome our 2014 shortlist judges. This year, we revised our categories to better reflect the changing genres of Christian fiction which resulted in seven categories. Six of those will be judged by our respective three-panel judges and this year, the Debut Novel category will be decided on by our Advisory Board. Visit our 2014 Judges page to meet the fabulous judges!

We’d like to welcome all of our judges and thank them for their commitment to be a part of the INSPYs. We now hand over the task of selecting the winning work of fiction in the respective categories to their capable hands. Our thanks to everyone who applied for a judging position; we would also like to invite bloggers to apply again next year when we’ll be in our fifth year celebrating the  INSPY Awards. Your support and enthusiasm for Christian fiction is appreciated and we’re grateful for that. Be sure to check back on April 30th for the shortlists announcement.

Meet the 2014 INSPYs Judges

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  • Rosie W April 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Congrats to all the other judges!! It was great to see some familiar faces listed. :)

    • Rissi April 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      It was great, Rosie! We've got some talented, friendly faces and I love it. :)

  • Gidgets Bookworms April 21, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Awesome and congrats I would love to do this one day.

    • Rissi April 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      Woo-hoo! We'd love to have you apply, Gidgets Bookworms. Please do consider it for next year. :)

  • Juju at Tales of April 21, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    I am SO thrilled and honored to be on this list. I want to dance the jig.

    • Rissi April 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      We're thrilled to have you join us, Juju. Thank you.

      (Dance all you want… we don't mind.)

  • Ganise C. April 21, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Ouh, I see some online reader friends there! Go Kate, Juju, Miranda, Courtney, Elizabeth and Cassie. Very fun!

    • Rissi April 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      Ditto, Ganise! Loved seeing so many friends on the list – great bunch, every single one of the judges. :)

  • Jillian April 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Congrats to all the judges!! I'm so honored to be a judge this year, and it's great seeing some familiar faces on there too :) Can't wait!

    • Rissi April 21, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      We're grateful and thrilled to have you all, Jillian! Thank you for joining us – we can't wait to make the shortlist announcement. :)

  • Ganise C. April 22, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Jillian! Cheers to you! Congrats, all — looks like a fun group. Looking forward to your choices.

  • Tressa S April 22, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    What great company I'm in! I'm just so excited to participate and appreciate the opportunity!!! I can't wait to see the short list of books….I've already been looking over the long list. :)

    • Rissi April 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

      We are SO grateful for your enthusiasm and willingness to join in, Tressa! Thank you. We cannot wait to announce the shortlist. It's inching ever so close…! :)

  • Kate April 22, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    So thrilled to be apart of this! And congrats to the other judges! So many wonderful girls chosen, it seems like it will be a fun time. :-)

    • Rissi April 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      I hope you enjoy the experience, Kate. We're happy for your commitment – thank you! Cannot wait to see what you all decide on. :)

  • Bekah M. April 27, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    I was absolutely ecstatic when I learned I was accepted as a judge! I really can't wait to get started. Congrats to all the other judges!

    • Rissi April 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

      We are ecstatic you accepted, Bekah. Thank you for your support in helping us find the best faith-driven fiction out there. :)

      Cannot wait to let you get stared – almost time.

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