Qualified Independently Published Application

Thank you for your interest in FHL’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. If you are an independently published author, please complete the electronic application below. If you prefer, you may also download a PDF application here. Your answers to the requested information will allow us to determine Qualified Independently Published status in order to enter the IRCA.

Applicants must apply at least one week prior to the closing date of the IRCA to allow time for processing.

In order to be considered for FHL’s Qualified Independently Published status, an author certifies that their books are written from a Christian worldview in any Christian Fiction genre, specifically, the book should not contain profanity, graphic sex, gratuitous violence or other objectionable material, and must otherwise conform to generally accepted standards of the CBA.

With your completed application, please include screen shots from online retailers reflecting evidence of a combined total of at least $4000 earned by the author for a single novel during a 12-month period. Results for the paper and electronic versions of the book may be combined to reach this total.

Decisions about Qualified Independently Published status are made after careful consideration of the material submitted. The Executive Board will be the final judge of Qualified Independently Published status.

Note: If you have previously been published by a traditional publisher, you do not need to apply for QIP status in order to submit an independently published book. Please fill out the regular IRCA entry form and list at least one qualifying title and the publisher.

If you have been previously approved as an IRCA QIP, you need not reapply.

If you have any questions, please contact the IRCA Coordinator, Nancy Farrier at [email protected]

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