Image via WikipediaGenerating buzz and interest in a proposed "Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction." (Clive Staples being C. S. Lewis' full name, for the uninitiated. :-)
Why? Because The Christy Awards does not have a category for speculative fiction. This general lack of awareness (or respect) for spiritually themed spec fic in the CBA industry has led to numerous grassroots blogs, guilds, and independent presses that are not only filling the void but starting to impact the traditional houses themselves.
Blogs like Becky Miller's A Christian Worldview of Fiction. Groups like The Lost Genre Guild. And indie publishers like Marcher Lord Press. Then you have a growing number of zines as well (including my own ResAliens.com) that seek to bring quality spec fic to the expanding online community interested in this genre.
Interested in generating your own buzz? Comment below!