Sunday, November 15, 2020

Announcing the 2023 Swoony Awards!

 Welcome to the 2023 Swoony Awards! 



The Swoony Awards are a Reader’s Choice Award recognizing excellence in clean secular, wholesome romance. We wanted a way to show our appreciation to these awesome authors who write the kind of books that we love. It’s also a great way to find new books and a good go-to when looking for something fun to read.

First things first. We are currently taking nominations. If you're on Goodreads you can vote for your favorite books on our 2020 Swoony Award list. Here's the link: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/182696.2023_Swoony_Awards. You can vote for up to 100 books. 

If you're not on Goodreads, you can vote through our Google Form. Here's the link: https://forms.gle/zc2xJD2fSB5ZRG4Z6. If you're using the Google Form, all you'll need to do is enter in the title and author. There's no limit to the amount of books you can vote for.

The eligibility has not changed. But to refresh your memory...

Eligibility
-ONLY books originally PUBLISHED December 1, 2022 – November 30, 2023 are eligible.
-Books must be published OR have arc reviews before nomination. Since the award is based on readers having actually read and enjoyed the book(s) they are voting for, the book has to have been published or arcs read in order to receive votes.
-Intimacy: No sex, no/low closed door/fade-to-black, no/low innuendo, nothing crude or crass. G-PG13.
-Language: None/mild (No F words or other explicit language) nothing overly crude.
-Violence: Mild/low.
-Page Count: 100 pages or higher, anthologies are okay. No short stories. No collections.
-Age: Only Young Adult, New Adult and Adult. NO children’s or middle grade.
-Religious: No Christian fiction, some *very mild* religious elements may be allowed.

We're all looking forward to the Swoony Awards this year and hope you are as well! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Happy nominating, reading, and voting!

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