Dear Readers and Authors,
The Advisory Board wishes to apologize for an error in the Debut Category on the 2016 Shortlist. After announcing the finalists, it was brought to our attention that one of the authors nominated did not qualify for the Debut Category and had to be eliminated from contention. Consequently, the Debut Category will be comprised of four shortlisted titles this year instead of five.
The Advisory Board assumes full responsibility for this oversight and offers our sincerest apologies for the confusion and error. We verify each nomination during the longlist open nomination process; with the increase in participation this year, we made a mistake.
The Inspy Awards would not be possible without your involvement. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.
With heartfelt apologies,
The Inspy Awards Advisory Board