Monday, January 02, 2012
Copy and paste the template below into an email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(The template is in BOLD type below.) I've had five books release in 2011 that are eligible, so if you loved them feel free to nominate them. To remind you of the titles, they are... Letting Go, First Response, In Sheep's Clothing, When Love Collides, and Their Separate Ways...
CRITERIA FOR NOVELS:
Original novels presenting a Christian worldview written in English and originally published in English, released in hard cover, trade paperback, or in Ebook format.
Traditional publishers, Small press, Indie publishers, self-published works. To us, Pbooks and Ebooks all compete on the same level playing field. Where a question arises, the Board makes the final decision, but it is not our aim to exclude, but rather to be inclusive.
Readers can only vote for novels released between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.
Most of all, the novel must reach the highest of literary standards and add something of value to Christian fiction and the Christian community.
Only one novel by an author can final in a category.
WHO CAN VOTE FOR NOVELS:
Individuals (not organizations) readers who maintain a networking page (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, ShoutLife, Linkedin, Ning sites, etc.) created before November 1, 2011.
An individual not affiliated with the Grace Awards (and not in the publishing industry) will tabulate votes.
If a novel is submitted in an incorrect category, the Board’s Voter Panel will move it to the correct category rather than discount the vote. The Panel makes all decisions on what votes will be accepted, but it is not our aim to exclude or disqualify, but rather to be inclusive.
Authors can vote. You are readers too. You can’t vote for your own novel(s).
Board members and judges can vote, but not for their own book(s).
Grace Awards 2011 Voting Template - this is the only one that will be accepted!
-Copy and Paste this Official Grace Awards Voting Template onto an email. Send it to email@example.com
-Vote in as many categories as you wish – one title in each category, only
Copy and paste the Official Template below into an email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Give A Link To Your Social Networking Page (web address to your page put up before November 1, 2011, so we know you’re a real person): Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, Linkedin, a Ning Page, MySpace, ShoutLife, or the like. If you do NOT provide a link, your vote is invalid.
Womens Fiction Title (serious women’s issues, can have humor and/or suspense elements). Why you like the story: (At least 25 words)
Contemporary Romance/Historical Romance Title (the primary element is love/marriage, be it now or then). Why you like the story: (At least 25 words)
Suspense/Thriller/Mystery/Romantic Suspense/ Detective Series Title (crime fiction, there’s probably a body). Why you like the story: (At least 25 words)
Speculative Fiction Title (SciFi, fantasy, horror, etc.). Why you like the story: (At least 25 words)
Action Adventure/Western/Historic Epic Fiction Title (exploits, quest, a feel of wide-open spaces, expansive). Why you like the story: (At least 25 words)
Young Adult Title (appeals to ages 15 – 21-ish). Why you like the story: (At least 25 words)