The 2020 Realm Awards

Book of the Year & Fantasy

Seventh City by Emily Hayse (Hayse Publishing)

Science Fiction

Brand of Light by Ronie Kendig (Enclave Publishing)

Young Adult

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber (Thomas Nelson)


Amish Werewolves of Space by Kerry Neitz (Freeheads)


Mercury on Guard by Steve Rzasa (Interstice Books)


Fyrian’s Fire by Emily Jeffries (Sheepsgate Press)

Middle Grade

Iggy & Oz: The Plastic Dinos of Doom by J.J. Johnson (Dark Side Geeks)


Hello Ninja by N.D. Wilson (HarperCollins)

The Parable Award

Cover Design

Austin Lord for The Heart of the Curiosity (Uncommon Universes Press)

The Alliance Award

Readers’ Choice

Brand of Light by Ronie Kendig (Enclave Publishing)

2019 Award Winners

  • The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin – Book of the Year, Young Adult, Alliance Award
  • Fierian by Ronie Kendig – Fantasy
  • Fraught by Kerry Nietz-  Science Fiction
  • Shade: The Complete Trilogy by Merrie Destefano – Paranormal/Horror/Other
  • Launch by Jason Joyner – Debut
  • Never to Live by Just B. Jordan, Cover Design by Damonza – Parable Award

2018 Award Winners

  • Firstborn by Tosca Lee – Book of the Year & Supernatural/Horror/Other
  • The Button Girl by Sally Apokedak – Debut
  • Renegades by Thomas Locke – Science Fiction
  • The Songweaver’s Vow by Laura VanArendonk Baugh – Fantasy
  • Milky Way Rising by Sharon Johnson – Young Adult
  • Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch by Pam Halter, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle – Children’s
  • Warfare by Julie Hall – Alliance
  • The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson, cover design by Jenny Zemanek – Parable

2017 Award Winners

  • Frayed by Kerry Nietz Book of the Year & Science Fiction
  • Terra Soul by S.J. Abraham – Debut
  • A Green and Ancient Light by Frederic S. Durbin – Fantasy
  • Ultimate Nyssa Glass by H.L. Burke – Young Adult
  • Tainted by Morgan L. Busse – Other (Steampunk)
  • A Time To Rise by Nadine Brandes – Alliance (Readers’ Choice)
  • A Stolen Kiss by Kelsey Keating, cover design by Jenny Zemanek – Parable

2016 Award Winners

  • The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble – Book of the Year & Young Adult
  • Into the Fire by Kim Vandel – Debut
  • Hive by John Otte – Science Fiction
  • The Shock of Night by Patrick Carr – Fantasy
  • Amish Zombies from Space by Kerry Nietz – Supernatural/Horror/Other
  • The Bloodheart by Steve Rzasa, cover design by Kirk DouPonce – Parable

2013 – 2015 Parable Award Winners


The Ghost Box by Mike Duran, cover design by Kirk DouPonce


Numb by John Otte, cover design by Alexandre Rito


Divine Summons by Rebecca P. Minor, cover design by Christina Hess