In the meantime, while the judging panels are being put together, if you're looking for something new and interesting around the blogosphere, check out the latest project from YA fantasy/sci-fi writer Alma Alexander (whom we interviewed here for the Summer Blog Blast Tour): an interactive, collaborative online revision of her very first novel in English, written at age 14:
An intriguing idea, not to mention brave. The first chapter's already been posted--go check it out. The author invites you to weigh in in the comments with your own input, too.
This raw and terrifying prose will then be edited and rewritten - with
the commentary and suggestions of a panel of teen advisors who will
weigh in on the original chapter and all of its flaws as they see
They and I will lick this thing into shape - and then I will be
posting a new and shiny chapter, rewritten and repurposed. We will
continue doing this, chapter by chapter, until the novel is done.