The time period for reader nominations is now open for this year’s Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction. Speculative fiction refers to stories containing elements that are fantastic, futuristic, or supernatural. This is a chance for readers to nominate their favorite Christian novels published last year in the categories of science fiction, fantasy, allegory, and time travel. The nomination period closes Friday, May 29, 2015.
Clive Staples refers to the C.S. in C.S. Lewis.
This year, the award is open to self-published authors. However, authors, agents, and publishers are not allowed to nominate their own books. The nominated book must have a Christian theme or worldview, be at least 50,000 words, written for adults, published in English, and its first publication date must be in 2014.
Click here to read the instructions, and vote for your favorite books. (The survey link is below the instructions).
This year, I nominated two books: The Death You Deserve by my brother Jonathan Techlin (self-published) and Golden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Rooglewood Press). Anne’s novel Starflower won the Clive Staples Award in 2013.
Readers can nominate up to three books. Nominations are open until Friday, May 29, 2015 A.D.