Category Archives: Announcements

Announcing the Finalists in the 2015 Clive Staples Award

Realm Makers is excited to announce the books that came out on top after the readers’ choice semi-final round for the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative fiction. The following three books have advanced to the final round. The Seventh … Continue reading

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Announcing the Semi-finalists in the 2015 Clive Staples Award

The coordinators of the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction would like to congratulate the semi-finalists in the 2015 contest. Read on for the list of semi-finalist books. Continue reading

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The 2015 Clive Staples Award

Realm Makers is excited to promote this year’s Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction. We will announce the winner  as part of the Realm Makers Awards Dinner on August 7th. Similar to last year, the final winner will be decided by … Continue reading

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Bethany House Congratulates Carr

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The 2014 Winner Is . . .

The 2014 CSA Winner: A Cast Of Stones by Patrick W. Carr Continue reading

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Introducing Our Judges: Karen Hancock

Our third 2014 CSA judge is multi-published, multi-award-winning Karen Hancock. Continue reading

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Introducing Our Judges: Keanan Brand

It’s an honor to be a part of the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction. It’s also an honor to introduce the judges who selected the winner from our finalists. Continue reading

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Introducing Our Judges: Rich Bullock

In less than two weeks the 2014 Clive Staples Award will be presented at the Realm Makers Conference in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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2014 CSA Finalists

Based on the reader’s survey, and listed in alphabetical order according to the author’s last name (with links to the CSA introductions), the top three books of Christian speculative fiction, published in 2013 by a royalty-paying house, are Continue reading

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CSA Voting Halted

As a result of a number of questions about the CSA voting survey, we’ve halted the voting. It’s apparent there was a glitch in the survey and not all votes have been counted. Rather than continue with the corrected form, … Continue reading

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Let The Reading Commence

Now that the 2014 CSA nominations are closed, we have several weeks to read books on the list. Remember, to be eligible to vote for the finalists you MUST have read AT LEAST two of the nominations. Continue reading

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The 2013 Clive Staples Award Winner

In the closest vote in the short history of the Clive Staples Award, in which we needed to consider the second and third place votes as well as those cast for first, we have our 2013 winner. Here are our … Continue reading

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Thanks To All Who Participated

Thank you all! And special thanks to the readers who voted even though their first choice may not have made it through to the finals. Continue reading

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The Unveiling

In an earlier post I mentioned some of the perks for the winner of the Clive Staples Award. One of the things I’m most excited about is a seal created by the talented Robert Treskillard, author of Merlin’s Blade, Book … Continue reading

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CSA 2013 Finalists

In a tight race, with only percentage points separating first through ninth place, the top five books are moving on to the finals. Continue reading

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CSA Round One Voting Ends At Midnight

Today is the last day to vote in Round One of the Clive Staples Award. The top five books will move on to the Finals. To be eligible to vote you must have read at least two of the nominations. … Continue reading

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Reopening This Site

Due to technical difficulties at Speculative Faith, we’ve decided to reopen this site as a back up for the 2013 Clive Staples Award voting. If you are unable to access the voting post at Spec Faith, the one here will … Continue reading

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The Clive Staples Award Has Moved

The Clive Staples Award will now be hosted by Speculative Faith. Little else has changed. The award remains a Readers’ Choice, from nominations to final voting. Nominations opened today for 2013 (books published in 2012). You can see all the … Continue reading

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The 2010 Clive Staples Award Winner

Nineteen nominations. Thirty days of voting. One winner. After deleting ineligible ballots and ones that did not adhere to the instructions, I can now reveal the 2010 Clive Staples Award winner. Since no nomination had a majority of the votes, … Continue reading

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End of Voting

The voting for CSA is ending. Plans now are to announce the winner next week, hopefully Monday. Thanks to all those who participated by nominating books, telling others about the award, and voting. A readers’ choice award doesn’t work unless … Continue reading

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