The Realm Awards were created to recognize the most excellent speculative fiction books written by Christian authors in the previous calendar year.
THE REALM AWARDS SUBMISSION PERIOD runs from January 1 to January 21.
The Realm Awards Categories
- Science fiction
- Supernatural /Paranormal
- Young Adult
- Middle Grade
The winners of each category will receive a certificate of honor at the Friday Awards Dinner at the annual Realm Makers Conference.
Entries that fall within the five highest scoring books, across all categories, will move on to the Book of the Year (final) round of judging. The winner of the Book of the Year award will receive a commemorative plaque and a cash prize of $250.
The contest opens on January 1. Entries will be accepted for three weeks.
The deadline for submissions is January 21, at 12 midnight (EST).
The entry fee is $35.00 per category, plus the published book in eBook format.
Entries must have been published in the previous calendar year—either traditionally or indie-published.
Entries for adult fiction must exceed 60,000 words. YA Fiction must exceed 50,000 words. Middle Grade must exceed 20,000 words. There is no minimum for Children’s fiction.
Both publishers and authors can submit their books into the contest, but every author must agree with our Statement of Faith for their book to be considered.
Subsequent editions and/or republications are not eligible.
- This includes books that were independently published in a previous year but then published by a traditional publisher in the contest year.
Books can be entered in a maximum of 3 categories, but the entry fee must be paid for each submission.
Entries must be speculative fiction published by a Christian author. This is, after all, why Realm Makers exists. Does that mean it must have an obvious Christian message? Absolutely not. It means the author agrees to our Statement of Faith. We’re looking for amazing speculative fiction written by Christians. That’s it.
To enter, follow the link at the top of the page, submit payment, and upload your .mobi file for judging. If you will be utilizing NetGalley to give us contest copies, there will be a check box to indicate this on the entry form. A contest representative will follow up with you to make arrangements to receive your work. Please be sure to make your publisher aware that contest copies still need to be received by the deadline.