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!
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.