Just a few notes from my adventures as a writer and a children's librarian.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Time to nominate your favorite books for the CYBIL Awards
It's that time of year again! The public nomination period for this year's CYBIL Awards (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards, now in their 8th year) is now through Oct 15th. You may nominate one book in each of the many categories.
How the Cybils work: Any children's or YA book published in the U.S. between 10/15/2012 and 10/15/2013 (first U.S. publication only, not reprints) is eligible for nomination. This includes self-published books. Click on this link for the Cybils nomination site to find where to nominate books.
First-round panelists will read ALL nominated books and compile a shortlist in each category. These shortlists are valuable tools for librarians and parents. (You may view past shortlists on the Cybils website.)
In January, second-round panelists will choose one winner from the shortlisted books in each category.
Since all Cybils judges are bloggers, there will be many reviews and social media discussion of nominated books along the way. That's why just being nominated can be a boost to your book: you know a team of bloggers will be reading it!
After the Oct 15 deadline, there will be a small window of time during which authors and publishers may nominate their own books.
What are your favorite 2013 books? (Or late 2012.) Don't be shy! Let's get those books in front of these smart, experienced readers' eyes!