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Welcome to the 2023 SFINCs Hub!

Here you can find information on all the books our team Behind the Musings is reading!

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The Speculative Fiction Indie Novella Championship (SFINCS). SFINCS, pronounced “sphinx”, 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 One Books

All books were read and scored by at least two judges! For those who also wrote reviews, we've compiled this list for everyone to enjoy!

Round One Book Reviews

A Necromancer Called Gam Gam by Adam Holcombe

A Literary Escape

Fantasy Book Nerd

Dirt Stained Hands, Thorn Pierced Skin by Tabitha O'Connell

Sue's Musings

Revelation by  J. H. Moore

A Literary Escape

Fantasy Book Nerd

Sue's Musings

Oath of Blood by Karim Soliman

Roxy Buckles and the Flight of the Sparrow by Nicole Little

A Literary Escape

Sue's Musing

Pale Night, Red Fields by Joseph John Lee

 

Behind the Pages

Fantasy Book Nerd

Sue's Musings

Spellswept by Stephanie Burgis

Witty and Sarcastic Book Club

The Darkest Curse by Rachel Rowlands

Sue's Musings

Serenissima by Orazia Mortimer

Behind the Pages

Witty and Sarcastic Book Club

The Fire Tongue Heir by Elyse Thomson

Fantasy Book Nerd

Sue's Musings

The Ballad of Alchemy and Steel by A.J. Calvin

Fantasy Book Nerd

Witch in the Lighthouse by Azalea Forrest

Fantasy Book Nerd

Sue's Musings

The Girl on the Red Pillow by Angelika  Rust

We're All Monsters Here by Amy Marsden

A Literary Escape

Fantasy Book Nerd

Sue's Musings

The Werewolf Asylum by Gareth Barsby

Behind the Pages

Sue's Musings

Merimnae: Outbound by William Altmann

Behind the Pages

Dark Heart of Ilmoure by Cara N. Delaney

Behind the Pages

Fantasy Book Nerd

Cora Christensen by Tanner Howsden

Behind the Pages

Fantasy Book Nerd

Sue's Musings

Bloemetje by Amanda Mcneil

 

A Literary Escape

Behind the Pages

A Prelude to Ashes by Thiago Abdalla

A Literary Escape

Behind the Pages

Round One Semi-Finalists

Behind the Pages Semi-Finalist Announcement

We're All Monsters Here by  Amy Marsden

We're All Monsters Here by Amy Marsden

Roxy Buckles & the Flight of the Sparrow by Nicole Little

Roxy Buckles & the Flight of the Sparrow by Nicole Little

Cora Christensen by Tanner Howsden

Cora Christensen by Tanner Howsden

Dark Heart of Ilmoure by Cara N. Delaney

Dark Heart of Ilmoure by Cara N. Delaney

A Necromancer Called Gam Gam by Adam Holcombe

A Necromancer Called Gam Gam by Adam Holcombe

Round Two Books

Round Two Book Reviews

All books will be read and scored by at least two judges! For those who also wrote reviews, we've compiled this list for everyone to enjoy!

Dragon Meat

Behind the Pages

Sue's Musings

Witty and Sarcastic Book Club

Dust & Lightning

A Literary Escape

A Wolf in Thief's Clothing

Behind the Pages

Sue's Musings

Witty and Sarcastic Book Club

Stars Within

A Literary Escape

Behind the Pages

Sue's Musings

Hot Button Issue

A Literary Escape

Round Two Finalists

Behind the Musings Finalist Announcement

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

A Wolf in Thief's Clothing by Lily Anne Crow

Dragonmeat by Angela Boord Book Cover

Dragonmeat by Angela Boord

Round Three Books