Current Phase: Call for Judges

We are now accepting applications to judge for the 2017 Cybils season! Click here for more information on how to apply. The deadline to apply is September 11.

We will be open for nominations October 1-15. Publisher and author submissions will be accepted October 16-25. Stay tuned!

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Featured Book

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Novel)

by Brittany Cavallaro

2016 Finalist · Young Adult Fiction

The great-great-great-grandchildren of the infamous Baker Street detective duo, Holmes and Watson, continue the family legacy of unraveling mysteries by…let’s just say non-traditional means. In A Study in Charlotte, Cavallaro delivers a true mystery that offers a unique, twisty plot with elegant ... [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


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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Important Dates

  • August 21: Call for judges
  • Sept. 11: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 18: 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