As we mentioned earlier, Realm Makers has introduced a new readers’ choice award this year, the Alliance Award. The list of finalists has just been announced, and we are thrilled that it features three books by CLFA members: Jon DelArroz (Star Realms: Rescue Run (Star Realms Novels), Kia Heavey (Domino), and Mike Duran (Saint Death: A Reagan … More Finalists announced for Realm Makers Alliance Award
After a month of voting that was open to the public, the fans have spoken. … CLFA is pleased and proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Book of the Year. Congratulations! The First Place Winner is Peter Grant’s post-civil war western, Brings the Lightning (The Ames Archives Book 1). When the Civil War … More Announcing the CLFA Book of the Year 2017!
We here at CLFA love a book award that’s open to fandom. Nothing’s more decentralizing and clarifying than letting actual consumers vote for what they like. We even have a li’l ol’ award of our own along those lines. So when we heard about the Realm Makers new Alliance Award, we had to give them … More Realm Makers Alliance Award now open for nominations
Liberty Lab for Film, a division of liberty-promoting fiction booster Taliesen Nexus, has just opened applications for their 2017 program. Be sure to visit their site to read all the details, but here are highlights: The Liberty Lab for Film (or LLF) is an advanced program for those who have filmmaking, screenwriting, producing experience and want … More Applications open for libertarian filmmaker grant
The nominations are in and counted, and the CLFA is thrilled to present our ten finalists for the CLFA Book of the Year 2017! Beginning in January 2017, CLFA members have been hard at work, compiling a list of our favorite 2016 releases. We ran several rounds of voting to refine the list to the top … More Time to vote for Book of the Year!
Over at her blog, Marina’s Musings, CLFA Co-Founder and author Marina Fontaine teases out the cultural ramifications of the new Dragon Awards for those of us who love fiction. She names several important takeaways, but this one in particular is close to our hearts: Why are the above examples important? Because they show to those of … More Why the Dragon Awards matter
We at CLFA are just chuffed that so many worthy authors were honored with historic first-ever Dragon Awards. Unlike some awards, the Dragons represent the actual voice of the fans and are not a reflection of trendiness, industry wishfulness, agenda, or political correctness. Rather, these are just good stories. Here are some links … More Dragon Awards go to books people actually want to read!
DragonCon, the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy convention, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the first annual Dragon Awards. From the Dragon Awards home page: In a world of the ordinary, the Dragon is most astonishing. Its heart burns with determination and desire as it soars from page to canvas to screen. The Dragon’s … More Dragon Awards nominees announced
The CLFA is delighted to announce the winners of our Book of the Year 2015 contest! Without further ado… First Place went to action favorite and Sad Puppy extraordinaire Larry Correia for his novel Son of the Black Sword (Saga of the Forgotten Warrior Book 1). In second place, the winner is Michael Sheldon with his debut … More Book of the Year Winners Announced!
Voting ends at midnight today for the CLFA Book of the Year! Click here to vote! To qualify, books had to be novel length (minimum 50k words) fiction first published in the calendar year 2015. Self-published, small press and traditionally published works were all eligible, including e-book and audio formats. Books were nominated by members of the … More Last day to vote for Book of the Year!