The SFR Galaxy Awards is an annual, multi-award event for science fiction romance books. Launched in 2012 by bloggers Laurie A. Green of Spacefreighters Lounge and Heather Massey of The Galaxy Express, the goal of this event is to honor a variety of standout stories.
How is this award event different?
The theme of the SFR Galaxy Awards is inclusiveness. Instead of giving an award to a single book, this event will recognize the worth of multiple books and/or the standout elements they contain. The basic philosophy behind this approach is to help connect readers with books.
Authors of the winning books will be awarded the “SFR Galaxy Awards” graphic icon for their blogs or websites. Naturally, they are encouraged to share this news on their sites and/or social media.
How does it work?
The judges, a select group of science fiction romance reviewers, bloggers and/or readers, will each create unique awards for up to five books released in that year. Judges will create award categories based on criteria of their own choosing. The goal is to deliver a group of awards that are fun, unique, meaningful, and informative for readers. (More on the inspiration for the awards can be read here.)
The awards can range from serious to fun to quirky. Examples: "Best Interstellar Kiss;" "Most Plausible Use of Technology;" “Best Worldbuilding;” “Funniest Line of Dialogue Overheard in a Space Station Bar.”
On January 31st, the awards will be posted on this blog. Additionally, the news will be shared on various social media sites.
Any science fiction romance book in any given year is eligible (published, self-published, print, digital; all lengths, subgenres, and heat levels). As long as there is a cover and a buy link available (including free or discounted books), a judge can consider a book for an award. Although current year book titles are the focus, the judges may also select a title from a prior year and may select a film, television series, video, graphic novel or game containing science fiction romance.
Books released by any of the current judges, coordinators or founders are ineligible.