Whitney Awards to include YA/Children's Lit
After strong public support over the last few days, two rules changes were ratified this morning:
1) The award "Science Fiction/Fantasy" will be changed to "Speculative Fiction".
2) The new genre category "YA/Children's Literature" has been added. (As YA/Children's Lit is a genre category, a novel cannot win for both YA/Children's Lit and Speculative Fiction.)
Again, this isn't a perfect solution--putting Fablehaven and A Teddy Bear, a Blankie, and a Prayer into the same category is obviously awkward--but at least it allows those books a place.
And after I wrote yesterday I fixed the nomination form, so hurry over and submit!