Cybils Awards Mission

The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.

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Current Phase: Nominations Open

We are accepting nominations from the public from now through October 15. Nomination information and a link to the nomination form can be found on this blog post. Submissions from publishers and authors will be accepted October 16-26. Please see our publisher section for more information. We have nine years of incredible books under our belts. Check out the “Books” option in the menu above or the finalist widget in the sidebar for some great children’s and YA book recommendations. You also might want to subscribe to our newsletter to get fresh content about books and news about the Cybils.

Featured Book

In Real Life

by Cory Doctorow

2014 Winner · Young Adult Graphic Novels

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow is the story of a gamer girl who discovers there are two sides to every story. Her team of other girl gamers seek out and kill any farming characters from the game Coarsegold, which is illegal gaining of items and selling them for real money in real life. When Anda befriends ... [Read More]

Featured Blogger

Do you know a blogger  from the Cybils community who deserves to be our featured blogger of the week? It could be anyone who supports the Cybils community, whether or not they’ve ever been a judge. Send your nomination, along with a paragraph about the person and why you’re nominating them, to the Cybils Blog Editor Melissa Fox: blogeditor (at) cybils (dot) com

Important Dates

  • August 17: Call for judges
  • Sept. 9: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 17: Judges announced.
  • Oct. 1: Nominations open
  • Oct. 15: Nominations close
  • October 16-25: Publisher submissions
  • Oct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading period
  • December 1: Round 1 review copy deadline
  • Dec. 29: Short lists due from judges
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners list due from judges
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced