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Iron Stream Media announces seven semifinalists for 2021 Serious Writer Awards

Iron Stream Media is excited to announce seven finalists in two Serious Writer Contests. Serious Writer is a club of writers and literary agents with a goal of providing free and affordable education as well as providing networking opportunities for authors of clean Christian books. Finalists will be announced June 30, 2021.

Book of the Year Semifinalists for books published January through December 2020:

  • Say Yes by Britt Mooney
  • Strength of a Woman Devotional by Lauren Crews
  • Dakota Peace by Megan Kinney

Book of the Decade Contest for books published January through December 2020:

  • Lake Surrender by Carol Grace Stratton
  • Pursuing Prayer by Penny Cooke
  • The Cheesehead Devotional Hall of Fame Edition by Judy DuCharme
  • The Cheesehead Devotional Kickoff Edition by Judy DuCharme

Iron Stream Media derives its name from Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  This sharpening describes the process of discipleship, one to another. Iron Stream Media provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include in-depth Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and consultative services. Iron Stream Media is the home of New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, LPC Books, and New Hope Kidz. Through the popular Life Bible Study and Student Life Bible Study imprints, they also provide web-based, full-year and short-term Bible study teaching plans as well as printed devotionals, Bibles, and discipleship curriculum.

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