Friday, April 21, 2017

I'm an INSPYs Judge!


I screwed my courage to the sticking place a few months ago and submitted an application to judge the INSPY Awards for 2017.  And they accepted me!  

If you don't know what the INSPYs are, they're "The Bloggers' Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature."  If you visit the official site here, you can see the post that welcomes me and the other 2017 judges, and learn more about the awards as a whole.

I'll be judging the Mystery/Thriller category, and I'm so excited about this whole process!  I get to read the five short-listed books in that genre and then work with two other judges to determine which one was The Best.  It's certainly going to be an adventure.

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  1. Congrats! Inspy judging is really fun! I hope you enjoy it :D

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    1. Thanks, Hayden! I can't wait to get the books and dive in :-)

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  2. Sounds like an honor, and lots of fun! Congratulations!

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    1. Yes, I know they get a lot of applications, so I'm very excited that they chose me!

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  3. Congratulations on being selected! The Inspy's are always fun to read about.

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  4. Congrats! I was so pleased that you applied. We're very happy to have you onboard! Hopefully you enjoy it. The list of books in your category are certainly excellent, so good luck choosing just one! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kara! I'm sure it will be tough -- I was the editor for a lit magazine back in college, and deciding who was going to be included in each issue was so hard! But fun.

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  5. Hello Hamlette!
    My name is Sarah Levesque and I am the Assistant Editor of Fellowship and Fairydust Publications, a Christian-based online magazine and blog. We are currently looking for new contributors to join our merry band, and we think you'd be a perfect fit! I must say I love your penname - I adore Shakespeare and Hamlet happens to be my favorite tragedy. Our goal at F&F is to inspire faith and creativity and explore the arts through a spiritual lens. We publish everything from original fiction to fanfiction to spiritual reflections to book and movie reviews. Check out our websites (yes there are two - we're working on consolidating) at thefellowshipoftheking.net and inkandfairydustmag.org. Please let us know what you think by emailing us at inkandfairydust@gmail.com! Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Sarah Levesque
    Assistant Editor
    Fellowship and Fairydust Publications

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    1. Sarah, always nice to encounter another Hamlet fan! And thank you for the invitation to contribute to your publications -- I will check them out :-)

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