We have semifinalists for the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction. Now it is time to vote. Readers who have read at least two of the books listed will have one week to participate in the second phase of the readers’ choice. The finalists who they choose will them be evaluated by a panel of judges and a winner chosen and announced at the Realm Makers Conference in August.
Here’s the post from Becky Minor—also published at the CSA site and at the Faith and Alliance site—giving the list and the voting particulars. Please read it with care and share it liberally!
The coordinators of the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction would like to congratulate the semi-finalists in the 2015 contest. Readers have chosen the following twelve books to advance to the next round of voting.
Blood for Blood, by Ben Wolf, published by Splickety Publishing Group
A Draw of Kings, Patrick W. Carr, published by Bethany House Publishers
Golden Daughter, by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, published by Rooglewood Press
Haunted, by Charity Tinnin, self-published.
Merlin’s Nightmare, by Robert Treskillard, published by Blink
Reapers, by Bryan Davis, published by Scrub Jay Journeys
Resistance, by Jaye L. Knight, Living Sword Publishing
Saving Yesterday, by Jessica Keller (Evander), published by Phantom Ship Press
The Seahorse Legacy, Serena Chase, published by Candent Gate LLC
The Seventh Door, by Bryan Davis, published by Living Ink Books
A Time to Die, by Nadine Brandes, published by Enclave Publishing
The Warden and the Wolf King, by Andrew Peterson, Published by Rabbit Room Press
The Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction combines both readers’ choice voting in the nomination and semi-final rounds with a judged final round to determine the winner. This year’s winner receives a $250 cash prize, sponsored by The Faith and Fantasy Alliance. The results of the judging will be announced at the Realm Makers Conference awards dinner on August 7th, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.
This year’s semi-final round contains a mixture of traditionally- and self-published works, which the sponsors feel indicates the current diversity of publishing in Christian speculative fiction.
As of June 1st, 2015, a new poll can be found here, where readers can weigh in on their choices for finalists. In order to vote, please note: voters must have read at least two books on the list.
Readers must indicate a first and second choice book to vote in the semi-final round. If they have read more than two books on the list, we welcome voters to make a third selection in the poll as well.
This semi-final round poll will only be open for ONE WEEK, closing on June 8th, 2015. At that time, the votes will be tallied and the finalists determined, to advance on to the judging panel.
This is your chance to choose your favorites and to tell your reading friends to have their say as well. Congratulations and good luck to the semi-finalist authors!