Every year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) gives an award to the best YA debut novel. Called, The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, it “honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.”
Now, I’m not going to tell you who to nominate. Anyone can nominate a title. They estimate there’s around 300 debut titles published each year that could qualify for the award. (Probably more, these days) This is a case where it definitely would help a book to receive multiple nominations, particularly from teens and librarians.
Email address: [INSERT YOUR EMAIL HERE]
Your Name: [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE]
Author Last Name: Moore
Author First Name: Bryce
Book Title: Vodnik
Publisher: Tu Books
Publication Date: March 15, 2012
Has this author published a book before? No
Annotation: [INSERT DESCRIPTION OF BOOK HERE. I can’t write the whole thing for you, people.]
Please explain why you thing this title is a candidate: [INSERT ALL THE REASONS WHY YOU LIKED THE BOOK HERE]
Affiliation: [CHECK OFF THE CATEGORY THAT FITS WHO YOU ARE]
Then hit SUBMIT, and you’re good to go.
Might I suggest sharing this nomination process with other people? 🙂
Thanks, folks. You’re the best!