Monday, September 17, 2012

I'm judging the CYBILS

I am absurdly excited to announce that I have been chosen as a first round judge (panelist) for the 2012 CYBILS. C-Y-B-I-L-S stand for Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. I will be a panelist in the Middle Grade Fiction category. My favorite! (insert squeal of delight)

What does it mean to be a judge for the CYBILS? For me it means that I get to spend three months (October-November-December) happily digging out from under an avalanche of books. Great books! Not-so-Great books! Sad books! Happy books! Funny books! Serious books! Long books! Short books! Books! Books! Books! I'm dedicated to reading (or at least partially in some cases) about 150 Middle Grade books. BOOKS!

How do books get nominated? Anyone can nominate a book. But you can only nominate one book per genre. Eligible books are those published after the last contest ended and before closing of nominations for this year. Nominations will be taken between October 1 - 15, 2012. Check back here for a nomination link on October 1st. Wow, I wrote nomination a lot in this paragraph.

The finalists will be announced on January 1st and the winners on February 14th.

Did I mention that I'm a judge for the CYBILS?

Blog you later!

Ali B.

4 comments:

Jeanette W. Stickel said...

Congratulations! Have fun reading.

Ms. Yingling said...

Wheeeeee! It's really not that bad reading that many books! It will be fun!

Amy P. said...

Congrats! That's great!

Deb Marshall said...

oh man, fantastic post, lol! I am excited all over again. Congrats and looking forward to working with you.
In the words of Karen....Wheeeeee!