Longlist Announced for the 2018 Inky Awards

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We’re so excited to be able to share the 2018 Inky Awards longlist with you!

The longlist of 10 Australian and 10 international YA titles was selected by a panel of past Inky Awards judges, the Dog’s Advisory Board and Inside a Dog alumni, all young readers aged between 12 and 20 years.

The 2018 Inky Awards Longlists are:

Gold Inky Award - Australian titles

  • Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology edited by Danielle Binks 
  • In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black
  • Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood
  • Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian
  • Ida by Alison Evans
  • Wreck by Fleur Ferris
  • A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes
  • Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer
  • Paper Cranes Don’t Fly by Peter Vu  
  • Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

Silver Inky Award - International titles

  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  • The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
  • Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • Release by Patrick Ness
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

But they need you to make this year’s Inky Awards the biggest one ever!

But how can you get involved?

Wanted: 2018 Inky Awards Judges

Applications are now open for the 2018 Inky Awards judging panel. Judges should be between 12 and 18 years old, live in Australia, and – above all – love books and reading!

If you are a bookish teen or have a bookish teen in your life, please encourage them to apply! Applications close at 9am AEST on Monday 26 March.

Wanted: 2018 Shadow Judges

Applications are also open for the inaugural Inky Awards Shadow Judges. These teens will be sent five of the longlist titles to read, react and/or review for the new Inside a Dog website (to be launched very soon.) Applications close at 9am AEST on Monday 26 March.

You can apply for both programs.