The Christy Award™ nominations open on Wednesday
with expanded categories
Nominations for The Christy Award™ Christian fiction program will be accepted this week and throughout the month, March 1-31, in nine categories: GENERAL; CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE; HISTORICAL ROMANCE; HISTORICAL; MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER; VISIONARY; FIRST NOVEL; YOUNG ADULT; and SHORT FORMAT. Submissions are open to works of fiction written from a Christian worldview, published traditionally or independently from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Though ECPA is now the administrator of the program, submitting publishers do not need to be members. ECPA discontinued its fiction category in the Christian Book Awards® last Fall in order to concentrate and celebrate the year’s best titles in Christian fiction exclusively through The Christy Award™. Finalists will be announced in September and winners celebrated at an awards gala on November 8 in Nashville, Tennessee.