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Now Calling: #CYBILS2024 Early Call for Judges

Welcome to our second annual summer call for judges! For many of us, summer means reading for fun, because, well, we have more time to read. Experienced Cybilites often use this time to read as many books as they can in the categories they love. The summer reading period is a great way to share what you love with other …

Summer is coming … and so is #CYBILS2024

This year, Memorial Day is more than the unofficial start of summer, it is also the unofficial start of the 2024 CYBILS Awards. In just a few days we will be launching the start of #CYBILS2024. Last year we tested a Summer Reading Period as a way to allow people to see what being a CYBILS Awards judge is like …

The 4-1-1 on the 2024 CYBILS Awards

A few weeks ago, we shared three goals that our Board set for its 2024 agenda. In this post we identified several that relate to changes in our award.  With the 2024 CYBILS Awards season starting soon, we want to share more detail about several of  those changes. Objective: Improve book access and reading volume issues  Year in and year …

Spring 2024 Updates from the Board of Directors

The CYBILS Awards is committed to transparency in its operations and decision-making. To that end, we want to share some of the conversations taking place regarding the desire for continuous improvement of our program. The Board of Directors  established its Spring Meeting as an opportunity for us to reflect on where we are and identify where we want to go …

Spring Forward with these #CYBILS2024 Nomination-eligible Books

Over the last five months we posted review exerpts for more than 450 books nominated or submitted for the 2023 CYBILS Awards. All told, we shared reviews from our judges for more than one-third of the books considered for our 2023 awards. Not an all-time high, but pretty durned good. Look for more #CYBILS2023 titles in future booklists. In the …

Announcing the 2023 CYBILS Awards Winners

Before we say “congratulations,” we want to shout out a big thanks to everyone who helped make the 2023 CYBILS Awards another great year! 💞 THANK YOU 💞  We can’t say enough about our judges … who can’t say enough about the great books you sent us for consideration. We were thrilled to have many books with positive representation that …

Coming Soon: #CYBILS2023 Winners

No book reviews this week. We’re getting ready for Big Announcement Day! 2023 CYBILS Awards Winners Wednesday, 14 February 2024 9:00 AM PT | 10:00 AM MT | 11:00 AM CT | 12:00 PM ET

Announcing the 2023 CYBILS Awards Finalists

We may not be the first to wish you a Happy New Year, but we are very excited to be the first to tell you about the 2023 CYBILS Awards finalists! Our judges read more than 1,240 books across nine categories and three audiences. In some categories – like Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, and Poetry – judges were reading all the …

Happy Thanksgiving!

No reviews today. Just warm wishes from our grateful hearts.

#CYBILS2023 Author/Publisher Submissions Period Now Open

Dear publishers and authors, Thank you for your patience! We know you are very excited for the opportunity to get your books in front of our judges. Now that readers have had the opportunity to nominate their favorite titles, it is your turn. This is your opportunity to submit titles and fill in the gaps that may have been missed …