Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Indie Lit Awards : Nominations open soon!

What are the Independent Literary Awards you ask?

The Independent Literary Awards are given to books that have been recommended and voted on by independent literary bloggers. Nominations are open to all readers, and are then voted upon by a panel of bloggers who are proficient in the genre they represent. Each panel is led by a Director who oversees the integrity of the process.

Nomination Guidelines:
  • Books nominated must have a 2011 release date.
  • You may nominate a book that has already been listed (the books with the most nominations will be what we add to the Long List).
  • You may nominate books in more than one genre, up to 5 per genre.
  • Nominations are open to all readers who do not make their income through the sales of books (i.e. not authors, publishers, or publicists) — hence “independent” from the publishing industry.
  • Nominations are open midnight PST September 1, 2011 – 11:59 PST December 31, 2011.
The nomination period is coming up quick. I'm leading the judges panel for the mystery genre, so I hope you all will go to the Independent Literary Awards website and submit your nominations!

The other genres covered by the Indie Lit Awards are:
Literary Fiction
Speculative Fiction

I'm looking forward to seeing your nominations!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I will definitely add a few mystery titles, how fun. Thanks for the info.