INSPYS–a new literary award on the block


There’s a new Christian literary award on the block, the INSPYS. Here’s what the website says:

The innovative award is designed to help readers in their search for the preeminent faith-inspired literature of today. The INSPYs were created to select and showcase books with the highest literary standards that grapple with the Christian faith. To find these works, the INSPYs net is cast wide, accepting nominations of books aimed at the Christian bookstore market as well as those from the general market.

The INSPYs are the brainchild of Amy Riley, of My Friend Amy, creator of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. “We feel nothing compares to excellent faith-driven fiction, but it can be difficult to weed through the multitude of books published each year in both the Christian marketplace and the general market to find the best ones,” Riley said.

Another factor that sets the INSPY awards apart is that it’s organized and will be judged by bloggers with considerable experience and knowledge of books published in both the general market and the CBA market.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Award organizers are seeking book nominations in the following genres: Historical Fiction; Amish Fiction; Thriller, Suspense, Crime Fiction; General and Literary Fiction; Romance and Romantic Suspense; Speculative Fiction; Creative nonfiction; and Young Adult Fiction. The deadline to nominate a book is July 31.
  • In addition to book nominations, judges for each genre are also being sought this month.
  • Another way to help is to spread the word — blog about the INSPYs, tell your friends.

Here’s what I recommend: go on the site and nominate your favorite books in each category (Darlington Woods is in the Speculative Fiction category . . . um, yeah, just in case you wondered (ISBN: 978-1-59979-918-6)  🙂 

And if you’re a blogger with book review experience, why not sign up to be a judge. I bet it’ll fun.

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About mikedellosso

Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on July 8, 2010, in Book Reviews, Contests and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You should put the ISBN # – had to look it up myself 😉

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  2. was just giving you a hard time, was no big deal, and yes I nominated – glad you said what category, I would have picked the thriller/suspense, etc one

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