2020 Realm Awards

The 2020 Realm Award winners were announced July 17 at a ceremony during the virtual Realm Makers conference.

The award recognizes excellence in Christian-made fantastical fiction and cover design. (See the list of all other finalists here.)


  • Seventh City, by Emily Hayse (Hayse Publishing)

Science Fiction

  • Brand of Light, by Ronie Kendig (Enclave Publishing)


  • Amish Werewolves of Space, by Kerry Nietz (Freeheads)


  • Mercury on Guard, Steve Rzasa, independently published


  • Hello Ninja, by N. D. Wilson (HarperCollins)

Middle Grade

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

Young Adult

  • To Best the Boys, by Mary Weber (Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins)


  • Fyrian’s Fire, by Emily Jeffries (Sheepgate Press)

Alliance Award, chosen by reader vote

  • Brand of Light, by Ronie Kendig from Enclave Publishing

Parable Award for best book cover designs

  • Heart of the Curiosity, by H. L. Burke with cover by Austin Lord

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  1. Great-looking award. Hope it’s sturdier than it appears from that photo!

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