GRACE AWARDS is changing with the times. It’s evolving into the GRACE FILLED FICTION SPOTLIGHT. As we go into our ninth year, our board has decided to shift our focus from the concept of “winners” to the idea of “novels we love.” We are choosing to shine a spotlight on novels that move us.
During our eight years we attracted a stellar group of judges. We also have a group of 20 or more authors who were active in our Grace Awards Face Book group. That group has now changed its name to Grace Filled Fiction Spotlight FB group. This group is open to all Christian fiction authors, publishing professionals, reviewers, and readers. This year, we will be relying on these two groups of individuals to select novels and authors to be spotlighted.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN SELECTING NOVELS TO SPOTLIGHT:
All past Grace Awards judges as well as authors, editors, publishing professionals, and readers who participate in the Grace Filled Fiction Spotlight Facebook group.
An author cannot nominate their own novel/novella. Anyone working in publishing cannot nominate a novel they worked on.
Board members and judges can nominate, but not for their own novel(s) or any novel they worked on.
Grace Filled Fiction Spotlight will be awarding badges and shining a spotlight on traditionally published fiction, as well as small press, indie-published, and self-published works…in hard cover, paperback, and ebook format(s).
Most of all, the novel must reach the highest of literary standards and add something of value to Christian, inspirational, faith-based fiction and to the world at large.