Wednesday, April 14, 2010

OMG! Who Will be the New Queen of Teen?

The competition is based in the United Kingdom, but it could have reading reverberations all over the world. After all, no one doubts the power of a teenager and heaven help the poor sod who gets between a girl and her reading material. From Book Trade:
The Queen of Teen award was founded in 2008 to celebrate the feistiest, frothiest and most fantastic writers for the tween and teen market, and the first competition was a huge success, with hundreds of heartfelt nominations from readers and tens of thousands of votes cast for a shortlist that included Meg Cabot, Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy and the eventual winner Louise Rennison.
Fast forward to 2010. “Queen of Teen is now inviting nominations for this year’s award, which will be presented at a glittering award ceremony in September 2010. Between 12th April and 14th June 2010, readers can nominate any female author for the award, and a shortlist based on these nominations will be announced on 21st June.”

The Book Trade piece is here. The Teen of Queen Web site is here in all its frothy pink glory.


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