There’s another new award for genre literature on the block, with the Imaginarium Convention holding its inaugural Imadjinn Awards for independent books. The awards caught my eye, as it’s always interesting to see how the fiction world continues to be impacted by the rise of self-publishing.
It doesn’t appear that a complete list of nominees was ever made public, but here are the winners:
The Apex Book of World SF edited by Mahvesh Murad
Best Fantasy Novel:
King of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury
Best General Fiction Novel:
Interstate Providence by Samuel Miller
Best Mystery Novel
Boneyard Beach by Bill Noel
Best Non-Fiction Book
For Exposure by Jason Sizemore
Best Paranormal Romance Novel
Dearly Beloved by Rachael Rawlings
Best Romance Novel
A Time for Everything by Mysti Parker
Best Science Fiction Novel
A Crowd of Stars By Dave Creek
Best Thriller Novel
Revenge by Tony Acree
Best Urban Fantasy Novel
Pouraka by Diana Lynn Gardner
Best Short Story
“Nightmare” by Tony Acree
Best Screenplay Feature Length
Inhuman Resources by Hope Madden
Best Screenplay Short Length
Cemetery by Pam Turner
More about the workings of the awards can be read here:
The Imadjinns are awarded to Small Press and Independently published authors. This Inaugural year will introduce the world to these awards. Nominations are open to Small Presses, who can nominate up to 3 titles per category that they published in 2015 and to independent authors who can nominate up to 1 title of their own that was self-published in 2015. A Professional Jury (members to be announced at a later date) will narrow the field down to 8-10 titles per category and voting will be done by the Imaginarium Academy. The Awards will be handed out at the Awards Banquet on Saturday October 8th, 2016.
Individuals can not nominate their own title unless they published it themselves. Please contact your publishing house and recommend your title for nomination and encourage them to nominate.
Entry Rules & Guidelines
* All books must be published by small presses or self published between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
* Publishers must complete the online entry form unless you were self published
* Jury members must recuse themselves from voting a category if their title is submitted to that category
* To be a member of the Imaginarium Academy you must be a registered panelist, Vendor or Attendee for the Imaginarium where the awards will be handed out or from the previous Imaginarium.