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General Awards

Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers AwardRoughly sixty books are handpicked for the program each year from the thousand-plus submissions from publishers of all sizes, and from those, an independent panel of distinguished writers chooses the winner of our annual Discover Awards.

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Horror

Bram Stoker Awards are presented by the Horror Writers Association yearly, for "superior achievement," not for "best of the year," and the rules are deliberately designed to make ties possible.  

Inspirational/Christian

Christy Awards Honoring and Promoting Excellence in Christian Fiction. 

Mystery & Thriller Awards

Agatha Awards salutes the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.  The genre is loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence.

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Romance

Rita Award presented by the Romance Writers of America, the RITA award promotes excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas.  

Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards recognizes the best books genre fiction has to offer. 

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Arthur C. Clarke honors Science Fiction first published in the United Kingdom. 

Hugo Awards presented by the World Science Fiction Society, are science fiction’s most prestigious award.

Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll that runs from February 1 to April 15. Everyone is welcome and invited to vote in the poll.

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Westerns

Spur Awards are awarded annually by the Western Writers of America.  Their purpose is to honor writers for distinguished writing about the American West. 

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