The Inspy Awards 2013 Nominations Are Now Open!


2013 INSPYs Nominations Open

December 27, 2012—Nominations for 2013 INSPY Awards — — opened today.

After a hiatus from our 2012 awards season, The INSPY Awards has returned for a third 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 markets.

We welcome the return of advisory board members Lydia Mazzei (, Rel Mollet (, Hannah Nielsen ( , Amy Riley (, and are thrilled to introduce our new member Stacy Millican (

Please note that the advisory board has made the following changes to book eligibility and the nomination process:

  • Due to our 2012 hiatus, the dates of eligibility have been broadened to include books published between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012.
  • Individuals can now nominate only one book per category and must include a brief explanation of why they think a book is worthy of recognition.
  • The Creative Nonfiction category has been eliminated this year as we believe the strength of the INSPYs lies in focusing on fiction.

Book nominations are sought in the following genres: Romance, Literature for Young People, General Fiction, 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 third annual INSPY awards will be announced June 28, 2013.

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The INSPY Awards:  The Bloggers’ Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature