NEW FOR 2017!
We’re giving readers a voice! Vote on your favorite books from April 13th to April 30th!
Since this is a Readers Choice Award, authors/editors/publishing houses may not nominate their own books. Any nominations submitted by entities involved in the book’s creation or votes cast by said entities will be discarded.
The 20 novels that receive the most nominations will advance to the voting rounds.
All nominees should be:
- Speculative in nature
- Written by a Christian author
- Novel length (60,000 + words for adult novels, 50,000 + words for Young Adult)
Anyone who has read a minimum of TWO BOOKS in the nomination list is eligible to vote in the Star Rounds. Voters will need to give a star rating to no fewer than two books in the list. In addition to the rating, voters will need to include a brief (but specific) explanation of the reason they assigned the particular rating they chose.
Voting will be based on a star system. Readers will rate the nominated books that they have read. The three novels that receive the highest star calculation in in this round will move on to the qualify as semi-finalists.
Semi-finalists will then be voted upon, again using the star/explanation system. The book to receive the highest star calculation will be the winner of the Alliance Award. The winner will be announced at the Realm Makers Awards Banquet in July and be presented with a commemorative certificate.