Cybils finalists announced

Cybils 2008

The 2008 Cybils finalists have been announced! I’m delighted to see two Mo Willems titles in the Easy Reader category, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book in elementary/middle grade Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in young adult Fantasy and Science Fiction. I have some reading to do to catch up on all the other finalists!


calling all writers of short fiction!


Bantam Dell Publishing has announced the first annual Spectra Pulse Short Fiction Contest. The deets:

Presenting a new short fiction contest for unpublished writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

For its third edition of Spectra Pulse, Bantam Spectra is allowing unpublished writers to get their work featured alongside some of the most well-respected names in science fiction and fantasy.

One lucky winner will receive $100 and have his/her story published in the Summer 2009 issue of Spectra Pulse, Bantam Spectra’s exclusive magazine distributed at Comic-Con San Diego and select conventions and bookstores (available July 2009).

via younglibrarian