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The IAMTW and the Scribe Awards

Last year, Lee Goldberg and Max Allan Collins formed the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW). This year, the organization is giving out its first Scribe Awards for the best novels in this field.

If you’re a tie-in writer, you should check this out. I joined last year, just to support the organization and its aims. I also submitted books in two of the Scribes categories this year. You don’t have to join to join to take part in the free mailing list though. If you’re a tie-in writer who might be interested, contact me, and I’ll wrangle you an invitation.

You also don’t have to be a member of the IAMTW to submit novels for the Scribes (although it’s free if you are). The organization needs more submissions, especially in certain categories, as you can see from the latest list of entries. If you have such a book, or know someone who does, please get involved. Thanks!

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  1. I was wondering if the organization should do something similar to what the AMPAS does. Chiefly, create committees of specialists (say Sound in film, or Video Game Adaptation in IAMTW), with Boards, who select a list of 16 or so novels that the full committees nominates 2-6 in each category. Then the full body votes on the final winners.

  2. I was wondering if the organization should do something similar to what the AMPAS does. Chiefly, create committees of specialists (say Sound in film, or Video Game Adaptation in IAMTW), with Boards, who select a list of 16 or so novels that the full committees nominates 2-6 in each category. Then the full body votes on the final winners.

  3. I’m still burnt out on the internal processes of award committees. That said, I like the idea in principle. However, even with 2-6 finalists in each category, you’d be talking about each member of the full body reading 12-36 novels to be able to make an informed vote. That’s probably more than most members would be willing to commit to at the moment.

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    I’m still burnt out on the internal processes of award committees. That said, I like the idea in principle. However, even with 2-6 finalists in each category, you’d be talking about each member of the full body reading 12-36 novels to be able to make an informed vote. That’s probably more than most members would be willing to commit to at the moment.

  5. I hadn’t thought of it that way. It is one thing to watch a couple of dozen movies in a year, but to read a couple of dozen novels in order to make a decision sounds a little bit like work. Not to mention how it might get in the way of actually writing. No wonder the Academy has so many actors.

  6. I hadn’t thought of it that way. It is one thing to watch a couple of dozen movies in a year, but to read a couple of dozen novels in order to make a decision sounds a little bit like work. Not to mention how it might get in the way of actually writing. No wonder the Academy has so many actors.

  7. Ha! Good point. It’s one reason most writers respect the judges of awards like these. They volunteer to read everything submitted in the course of a year, and that’s a lot of pages, no matter how you read them.

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    Ha! Good point. It’s one reason most writers respect the judges of awards like these. They volunteer to read everything submitted in the course of a year, and that’s a lot of pages, no matter how you read them.

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