Over at the Brown Bookshelf, they are look for African American authors and illustrators to feature for their 28days later campaign that is done every February. This is will be the forth year running. They are accepting nominations through Oct. 31.
Please check out 28days later from years past to discover some new authors and artist. Last year I was introduced to Martin Mordecai thanks to this yearly feature. Soon after reading Mordecai's interview, I read his middle grade novel Blue Mountain Trouble and loved it.
Nominations for Cybils are being accepted now as well, through Oct 15. The book has to be published between Oct. 16, 2009 and Oct. 15, 2010 in the United States. The rest of the rules Please check out previous Cybils winners and nominated titles to discover new authors and artist.
One thing I love about 28 days Later and The Cybils both get beyond Newbery buzzed titles. Yes these titles will be here as well but both are wonderfully open, allowing readers to discover some great authors who deserve a little more attention.