Christian speculative fiction is catching on, and as it does, it seems more and more people are adding their voices to the promotion/marketing/instruction mix. Good! There’s lots to talk about, lots to learn. But it seems to me it would be helpful to catalogue all these sites.
Jeff Gerke, publisher of Marcher Lord Press, heads up WhereTheMapEnds, a site touting itself as the home of Christian Speculative Fiction. One of the Writer’s Tools on the site is a listing of books available. In addition, he has a list of “Fantastic Visions,” speculative artists, followed by a list of online magazines, manga, gaming sites. It’s a good stab at the catalogue I mentioned.
Problem is, it needs to be updated.
So I’m thinking, why not a supplemental list? … Why not a CONTEST? We could have a Commenters’ Choice—best Christian Speculative Fiction site online. What do you think? From the nominations, we could create the catalogue—most loved sites, or something.
We won’t start the contest just yet. I need to get your input though, on how to work this.
Here are my thoughts. Just like the Clive Staples Award, we take nominations from … you.
Then we set a vote day, which we publish well in advance, giving those interested in participating a chance to visit the sites that are nominated. Then on vote day, a person leaves a comment here at Spec Faith, with the name of the site they’re voting for.
One vote per person—honor system.
Winning site gets to display an award symbol (could use some help designing that).
Question. Are blogs eligible? Or only webzines and forums. And what constitutes a Christian speculative fiction site? My thought here is, the site needs to be wholy dedicated to the topic. Spec Faith would qualify (if we include blogs), for instance, but A Christian Worldview of Fiction, though I talk about fantasy frequently, would not.
OK, this could be fun! Your thoughts?