Christian Indie Awards are offered in eighteen categories.

Each book can only be nominated in one category. In cases where your book could fit in more than one category, choose the one that best fits (or has the least competition).

— Fiction Categories —

• General Fiction

This covers any fiction, from contemporary to fantasy to science fiction.

• Historical Fiction

This covers any fiction set 100 years ago or earlier, including Biblical fiction.

• Mystery and Suspense

This covers fiction works in which mystery or suspense is the central plot element.

• Romance

This covers fiction works in which romance is the central plot element.

— Nonfiction Categories —

• Bible Study

This category is for books that dig into the Word for individuals or groups.

• Biography and Memoir

Books that tell stories about real people or families.

• Business and Finance

Books that provide Biblical business or financial principles.

• Christian Education

This is for educational products—for school, home, or church—that are built on a Christian worldview.

• Christian Living

This is for products that help Christians lead lives that better reflect Christ’s love.

• Devotional

Daily or weekly, if it gives the reader insight into God’s Word on a regular basis, it goes here.

• Personal Growth

Books that provide Biblical-based advice to help the reader overcome a problem.

• Relationships and Family

Books about parenting, reconciliation, family issues, etc. If it focuses on your spouse, your parents, your kids, or your in-laws, this is the place for it.

• Theology

This category is for pithy books that present frank theological discussions.

— Specialty Categories —

• Children’s (4-8 years)

Picture books for young children.

• Children’s (8-12 years)

From chapter books to picture books, if it’s for tweeners, it goes here.

• Gift Books

Photography and other coffee-table books are gathered here.

• Poetry

Poetry designed to draw readers into a deeper knowledge of God.

• Young Adult (12+ years)

Books for our youth, fiction and nonfiction alike, are covered in this category.