I like it when lots of good emails come in over the weekend. The short stories are piling up and I am reading lots of creepy, whimsical, and strange treats for the contest. One of the emails I received over the weekend was the uber cool news that I will be a judge for the 2010 CYBILS. What are the Cybils you ask? Here is a link and blurb. http://www.cybils.com/
What's a Cybil?
The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles. Nominations open to the public on October 1st.
Can anyone nominate?
Yes, anyone may nominate one book per genre during the nomination period. We post an online form from Oct. 1-15 every year. Publishers, publicists, authors and illustrators may nominate books, as can teens, parents, random visitors ... well, anyone.
Which books are eligible?
Any books published between the end of one contest and start of another. For 2010, that means books released between Oct. 16, 2009 and Oct. 15, 2010.
I will be a judge for the Graphic Novels section of the awards. I can't wait to see what makes it through the panelists hands into mine and fellow judges. Go nominates some books and stay tuned for more updates along the way.