Congratulations 2013 Brodie Award Winners!!!

2013 Brodies The results are in!! Let’s congratulate this year’s winners!!!

Year-long awards for people and websites:

Best New Blog: Church of the Fridge

Best Discussion Forum: R/exmormon

Best Humor/Satire Site or Blog: Ward Gossip

Best faithful-perspective Mormon Blog: Pure Mormonism

Best LDS-Interest Audio/Video Channel/Series: Brother Jake

Awards for Individual Works:

Best LDS-Interest Book (Novel): False Prophet, by Donna Banta

Best LDS-Interest Book (Short Fiction Collection): Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction

Best LDS-Interest Book (Memoir): I’m (No Longer) a Mormon, by Regina Samuelson

Best LDS-Interest Book (General Non-fiction): Exit Strategy: A Guide to Leaving Mormonism with your Dignity and Integrity Intact, by Micah McAllister

Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image: Early Mormon Prophets and their Young Brides, by Mormon Infographics

Best Mormon-Themed Meme: Mormon Men and Rape Culture Memes, by fMh

Best Poem: City Creek Mall, by amymae

Best Musical Work: True Believing Mormon Dude, by Brother Jake

Best Post Title: Because They Couldn’t Very Well Say “Sorry We Insisted You Waste All that Time and Money”, by Holly

Funniest Humor Piece: Brother Jake Explains: Mormons are not Racist

Most Poignant Personal Story: The letter I will never send, except that I might, by Jen (So Says Me)

Best LDS Journey Story: Heather’s Mormon Journey Series

Best Moving on from Mormonism Discussion: Dear Mormonism, Quit making me cry!, by Kiley

Best Original Research Regarding Mormonism: Chris Johnson’s discovery of the connection between the “Book of Mormon” and the “Great War”

Best History Piece: “Who is Mark Hofmann” series, by Mormon Expositor Podcast

Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion: Impossible Gospel of Mormonism As Taught In General Conference

Best Scripture Study Series: Book of Mormon series by Alex (example)

Best LDS Church Watch: MormonThink’s Continuing Coverage of the Swedish Rescue

Best LDS-Related Political Commentary: Traditional Marriage, by Aerin

Best Response to Apologetics: Letter to a CES Director, by Jeremy Runnell

Most Interesting Interfaith Interaction: Another missionary chat session, by max_neal/4blockhead

Best Religion-and-Race Discussion: Dr. Lowry Nelson: Speaking Truth to Power on Racism in the LDS Church, by Thinker of Thoughts

Best Religion-and-Gender Discussion: Equality is not a Feeling series

Best Religion-and-Homosexuality Discussion: Responses to the Boy Scouts of America Decision, by Mormon Expositor

Best Erotic or Sexual Piece: ** TIE **: Farm Sex and the Mormon Girl, and “What Did You Just Ask Me, Bishop?”

Best Review: Postmormon Girl’s review of False Prophet

Best Recipe: Pesto Gnocchi Soup, by Heather

Congratulations to the winners and to all who participated!! (To see links to all of the 2013 nominees, go to the voting page here.) If you won, please feel free to copy one of the winner button images below and display it on your site:

And while I have the attention of all you talented folks, I’d like to ask you to please consider writing for Main Street Plaza! If you feel like you have some interesting stuff to say about Mormonism — but maybe not quite enough for the full-time effort of building and maintaining an audience on an individual blog — MSP may be the right place for you! We’ve had a lot of great contributors over the years, but since exmos tend to get bored of writing about Mormonism after awhile, we’re always looking for new blood!

If you’re interested in writing a guest-post or becoming a regular contributor, please email me: chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com.

I hope everyone had fun at the Brodies, and I can’t wait until next year!!


C. L. Hanson is the friendly Swiss-French-American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! Follow me on mastadon at or see "letters from a broad" for further adventures!!

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15 Responses

  1. Just Jill says:

    Bravo! Congratulations everyone.

  2. MikeUtah says:

    Wow! Congrats everyone! These are always fun to see each year.

  3. Donna Banta says:

    chanson, thanks so much for doing this again. I plan on having some book reviews for you here this year. (Maybe one that will win a Brodie.)

    Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

  4. aerin says:

    What an amazing group of entries! It was not easy to decide which posts to vote for. I’m also shocked about winning. Thanks everyone! What a surprise!

  5. Thanks to everyone who voted for my three submissions. One of them won the Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion. I look forward to competing again for next year’s Brodies!

  6. chanson says:

    We had a great batch of entries this year — thanks to all who participated! 😀

  7. Kiley says:

    I am flattered! Thank you.

    Thank you for all of the work you put in to doing these things each year. I look forward to all of the good reading every single time.

  8. Heather says:

    Thanks for doing this Chanson. 🙂

  9. knotty says:

    Congratulations to all the winners!

  10. Jerry Argetsinger says:

    We are very grateful for “Latter Gay Saints” recognition – First Place for LDS Interest Book: Short Fiction Collection! The book represents writers at the top of their craft both in and outside of the church. Congratulations to the other winners. I’ll be at the Assn for Mormon Letters conference in April and look forward to meeting many of you there.

  11. Jeff Laver says:

    Thanks for doing this Chanson. Congratulations everybody!

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