It’s back! Year five for the bloggers “best in fiction” award is welcoming a new year and opening the nominations for 2015.
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 markets.
Please note the book eligibility and the nomination rules:
Debut Novel and Historical Romance categories were introduced in 2014.
The Romance category has been broadened and renamed the Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense category
The dates of eligibility have returned to a 12 month timeframe and will include books published in print between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
Self-published books have been eliminated from consideration.
Books can not be self-nominated by their author.
Books may be nominated in any of the following categories:
- Debut Novel
- General Fiction
- Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
- Historical Romance
- Speculative Fiction
- Mystery & Thriller
- Literature for Young Adults
For more detailed description of categories please see the Revised Nomination Categories. If you’d like to read more about the nominating process, read our recent blog post with some tips on nominating the right books in their best categories. Pull out those lists and let’s begin!
The deadline to nominate a book is January 16. winners of the fifth annual INSPY awards will be announced June 28, 2015.
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We look forward to your nominations. 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.