Nominations for the 2012 Cybils open just after the stroke of midnight (Pacific time) as Sunday turns into Monday. Check your list of favorite new books and get ready, everyone.
But -- Attention, Please! Achtung! And so forth! -- we've had a few changes to our nominations process and timeline, particularly with respect to where publishers and self-published authors come in. So please check below the jump for these changes, or review the FAQ. Thanks in advance for your careful reading.
Updates to the nomination form: This year, we’ve tried to make the form mobile-friendly, so you can use your phone to nominate if you prefer. Authors and publishers may use the public form to nominate books other than their own, but should contact [email protected] for information on submitting their own books.
New information for publishers:
This year, we are providing publishers, authors, and publicists a separate window to submit books after the public nomination period ends. This gives you a chance to see what books have been nominated, and to submit any deserving books that fell through the cracks. You may submit up to 10% of your 2012 children’s/YA list. We ask that you do not submit your own books during the public nomination period.
After Oct. 15, we'll be in touch to let you know what books have been nominated, and give you a chance to submit any additional ones. We do ask that you send review copies, physical or digital, of any books that you submit. Review copies of publicly nominated books will be optional, as always, but it’s often helpful if you can get us a few. This year we will also be working with NetGalley, so you are free to use that as an option for making copies available. Please don't contact judges directly. We'll be sorting out who needs what to prevent duplication. To make sure you’re on the list to receive information, please send an email to Sheila Ruth at [email protected] Thanks!
New information for self-published authors: Please see the above information for publishers. To make sure that we have your contact information, drop an email to Sheila Ruth at [email protected] Please don't contact judges directly. It's much easier to have only one contact person -- for us and for you.