The 2020 Swoon Awards Semi-Finals Nominations Round

Monday, January 4, 2021

Welcome to the semi-finals of The Swoon Awards! 

Thank you all for your enthusiasm and participation in the first round of The Swoon Awards Nominations! It's been great talking books with all of our fellow romance lovers and seeing what books excited you in 2020. Speaking of talking books, did you see that the Swoonies team chatted with Andrea on the Shelf Love podcast? It was a fun discussion and we're grateful to Andrea for the opportunity. 

In our inaugural year, we had 360 people vote in The Swoonies and we want to take this time to thank all 360 of you for joining us on this journey. There was a lot of data to sift through (luckily we have a data queen on our team) and we're ready to announce the semi-finalists. Just like the first round, there is one voting form per person so make sure you've thought over your answers before you click "submit".  Once you have submitted the form, you will not be allowed to make any changes.

Semi-Finals Round Rules & Regulations

❧ In each category, you MAY select up to a maximum of FIVE TITLES in the semi-finals round.

❧ You MAY skip categories if you do not want to vote in them.


❧ Please note that the Cognito Form will track your IP address to ensure a single submission per entrant. This information will only be used for the purpose of validation of the votes. We will NOT share this information with anyone under any circumstances.

❧ As avid romance readers ourselves, the Swoonies team members will also be casting ballots. We will follow the same rules and regulations as every entrant.

❧ The Swoon Awards are not sponsored or affiliated with any partners.

Now for a timeline update ...

We've also decided that it's not fair to keep you all waiting for the announcements so we've adjusted the timelines slightly. We made this decision based on how the nominations came in. This semi-finals round will be open from January 4th  (today) to 11.59 PM EST on January 15th. The final round of voting will be from January 18th to January 29th and we hope to announce the winners the first week of February. 

Submission Form

If you have any unanswered questions or concerns or encounter any issues, you can email The Swoonies team using the contact form in the sidebar or you can DM us on Twitter.

A comment about accessibility:
The Cognito Form guidelines suggest that their forms are optimized for screen readers. If you encounter any issue, please email us and we will help you submit your forms.

Alright, are you ready? Happy voting!

Please fill and submit the form below:

Congratulations on casting your 2020 #TheSwoonies vote! 
Be sure to let everyone know that you voted by using the Twitter link below!
Don't forget to come back on January 18th, 2021 to see if your picks made it to the finals round!