Guess what?!? Nominations for the 2014 INSPYs are officially open!! Commence dancing.
We’ve had some fantastic nominations sent in so far, so be sure your voice is heard! I definitely added a couple of my favorites (although I admit it was rather hard to just pick one per category).
Here’s some more helpful details from the official press release:
The 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.
Please note that the advisory board has made the following changes to book eligibility and the nomination process:
- Debut Novel and Historical Romance categories have been introduced.
- The Romance category has been broadened and renamed the Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense category
- The dates of eligibility have returned to a 12 month time frame and will include books published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
- Self-published books have been eliminated from consideration.
- Books are to be nominated by someone other than the author.
Book 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.
Besides nominating the best in faith-driven literature, another way to help today is to spread the word — blog about the INSPYs, tell your friends.
The winners of the fourth annual INSPY awards will be announced June 28, 2014.
We have all kinds of ways to stay connected too, so be sure to connect!
So has your favorite read from this year made this list? Thanks reading friends for all the awesome book chats and discussions! Can’t wait to see the final list!