The call has gone out, have you answered? The CYBILS Children and YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards is still happening this year, albeit with some COVID-necessitated changes. If you’ve never been a CYBILS judge before, but enjoy reading and talking about children’s and YA books, I encourage you to throw your name into the hat! We love having passionate readers to judge with us. I’ve been lucky enough to be a judge for several years running, and it is always a pleasure to read the exciting books that first-round judges have selected as finalists. I’ve been a first-round judge in the past, and if you have the ability to be a first-round judge, it is hectic and so much fun!
The deadline to apply is September 7th, and follow this link to find out how you can be a judge. Good luck!
The Cybils are Children’s and YA bloggers literary awards – we bloggers nominate, read, and vote for these books, folks! I’m thrilled to be a Middle Grade Fiction judge this year, and as a first round judge, I have to read all the nominees and whittle them down for the next round!
Nominations are open until October 15, so please go make your voice heard! The following categories are accepting nominations for children’s and YA published between October 16, 2013 and October 15, 2014:
- Young Adult Non-fiction
- Young Adult Speculative Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction
- Book Apps
- Middle Grade Fiction
- Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
- Elementary/Middle Grade Non-fiction
- Fiction Picture Books
- Easy Reader/Short Chapter Books
You can nominate one title per category, so make it your favorite!