The Alliance Award semi-final voting is open until April 23rd, 2019!
VOTING ELIGIBILITY STATEMENT: If you have read a minimum of two books on the nomination list you are eligible to vote (but don’t jump the gun). Please read the submission form carefully so that your vote will count!
Voters will only get to submit the form once. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
For each book you’ve actually read (minimum of two), we’re asking for a star rating. In addition to the rating, please include a brief but specific explanation of the reason you assigned the particular rating you chose (max 500 characters). This means you’ll be able to move books up in ranking by giving a high star rating and to move books down by giving them a lower score—as long as you can justify your rating.
Note: Don’t five-star a book and one-star everything else, Maleficent. That’s a good way to get your vote disqualified. Be thoughtful. The authors deserve that.
There are 20 books on this list. If you have not read at least two of them, please read one more BEFORE you come back and vote!
The best favor you can do for an author is buy their book.
The next is to leave a review on Amazon!
To qualify, books must be:
- Speculative in genre (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, or any of their related sub-genres)
- Written by a professed Christian author
- Published between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018
- The first instance of publication of the work (no new editions, subsequent printings under a new imprint, etc.)
- Novel length (over 50,000 words )
- A single work (no anthologies, collections, or compilations)
- Written for middle grade, young adult, or adult audiences
We’ll announce the winner at the Realm Makers Conference Awards Dinner on July 19th, 2019, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis, MO. Tickets for the awards dinner are available either separately or as part of a Realm Makers Conference registration.
Good luck, Christian speculative-fiction authors! And thank you, readers, for helping us find the best and brightest of 2018.