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Behind the Musings 2023 SFINC Finalists!

2023 SFINC Banner
2023 SFINC Banner

Welcome to the moment we've all been waiting for, Behind the Musings Finalists for SFINC!

The Speculative Fiction Indie Novella Championship (SFINC). SFINC, pronounced “sphinx”. This is a yearly competition to recognize, honor, and celebrate the talent and creativity present in the indie community. It’s a sister competition to both SPFBO and SPSFC, and it highlights greatness in the novella format in all areas of speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, horror, etc.).

To see more information on our team Behind the Musings check out this post!


Round two was quite the journey as we read through our novellas. It was a close race but only two made it through to the end. Let's do a quick recap on which books we read for Round 2!

And our SFINC 2023 Finalists are....


A Wolf in Thief's Clothing by Lily Anne Crow
A Wolf in Thief's Clothing by Lily Anne Crow

A Wolf in Thief's Clothing Book Blurb

Phrai joins a crew to pull off a dangerous heist. Little do her fellow thieves know that the end of their job is just the beginning of hers.

This novella is available for free on Lily Anne Crow's website


Dragonmeat by Angela Boord
Dragonmeat by Angela Boord

Book Blurb for Dragon Meat

Peri will do anything to keep her chronically ill father alive in a city that's starving to death. Using her now useless scholarly talents to research thievery, she’s become a highly successful food thief—small, ordinary—invisible. In Medeas, gripped in the iron fist of its mad governor, ravaged by dragons, hiding is a way of life.

Then her stealing triggers a riot, and a mysterious stranger steps in to save her. Frost has food and he’s willing to share his secret...but talking to him might be the most dangerous thing Peri’s ever done. How can she find the courage to leave her safe shadows and take a stand when her father’s life hangs in the balance?

Congratulations to the Finalists!

SFINC 2023 Finalist Badge
SFINC 2023 Finalist Badge

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