2016 (1)Good morning, fair folk of the speculative worlds. It’s an exciting year for Realm Makers, with all kinds of changes and new prospects on the horizon. We’re so glad to have you all to share the journey with us. That being said, it’s almost time to close the submission period for our new awards program.

Submissions deadline for the Genre Awards (and thus the Realm Award) and the Parable Award is Friday, January 22nd at 11:59 p.m.

It’s not a difficult process, ladies and gentlemen. If your novel qualifies for one of the awards, all you do is submit a form, the entry fee (Genre: $35, Parable: $25) Then send us a .mobi file of your novel, or a high resolution image file of your cover. Simple!

It is such an honor to be on the search for the best of the best in speculative fiction written by Christian authors.

Did you catch that? These books do not have to be aimed at Christian audiences, they just have to be written by Christian authors. We know that not all Christian authors are called to reach Christian audiences, some are called to mingle in the general market. We want to see those books as well!

If you read some of the original posts, there have been a couple of changes to the Genre Awards (Realm Award) guidelines.

  1. winning-trophyThere is no longer a review limitation for novels to be submitted. We reserve the right to change this in the future, but for now no limit.
  2. YA novels can be 50,000 words or more, all others need to be 60,000+ words.
  3. There ARE awards to earn here.
    1. Genre Award Winners: Certificate + finalist for the Realm Award
    2. Realm Award Winner: $250 cash + commemorative plaque
    3. Parable Award: $100 cash + commemorative plaque

Winners will, of course, be announced at the Realm Makers Awards Banquet (a constumed affair!) in Philadelphia on July 29, 2016.

So get your submissions in soon! We want to see the best of the best there is in our niche!

Have any questions? Leave them in the comments or e-mail the contest coordinator.