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DABWAHA Is Ready To Go

Ladies and gentleman, it’s DA BWAHA 2010 TIME. You can see all the books who made the slate of 64 at, and read about the prizes at the DABWAHA blog.

And now- it’s time to pick your brackets! And read a truly informative and utterly important FAQ.

How do I enter my picks?


To enter your picks, click ENTER YOUR PICKS in the top menu.

Then, at the top right, select “NEW” and enter your name LAST, FIRST. i.e. “Litte, Jane,” or “Sarah, Smart Bitch.”

Enter your email address in the box provided.

Make your picks by clicking on the title you think will win each competition.

Enter the tiebreaker, which is the TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES in the Tournament. We are limited to 999. We know that it says points, but its TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES you think we are going to get.

This is the important part: when you click “SUBMIT PICKS” in the bottom left, your entry will not appear right away.

Let me say that again: Your entry will not appear right away.

But whyyyyyy am I not seeing my entry right away?

Because each entry is stored off line and must be compiled and uploaded into the server in batches. This is done manually. By Jane. So she’ll collect the entries in groups through the selection period and upload them in groups.

What’s the deadline for making my selections?

8 PM, EST, Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Ready to make your picks? Head on over to check out the 2010 DA BWAHA Tournament Bracket.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. rebyj
    Mar 14, 2010 @ 17:31:55

    It’s on like donkeykong now!! Look out, I’m ready for trash talkin and butt kickin. And oooo I was gonna wait for an HP tablet but heck I’d be quite happy to win an Ipad!

  2. CathyKJ
    Mar 14, 2010 @ 18:09:34

    Wow, some tough choices in the first round. Bound by Your Touch vs The Madness of Lord Ian McKenzie… yikes!

  3. Sarah Rees Brennan
    Mar 14, 2010 @ 20:36:50

    My book is in the YA section! So proud, I had to whack myself judiciously in my swelling head with a book to make myself stop staring at it and get back to work. *beams*

  4. Darlynne
    Mar 14, 2010 @ 20:43:43

    Hunting Ground vs. Soulless? Arghh. You’re killing me here.

  5. RStewie
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 08:07:01

    Oh, this sucks! I can’t get to it from work!! LOL I’ll have to do this at lunch.

  6. Heather
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 09:15:28

    I agree with CathyKJ…VERY tough first round…usually it’s easier in the first round and get’s tougher as you go along…not so this year! If I won anything it would most likely be the “wooden spoon”…but I don’t care, it’s just fun…and there are some awesome prizes!!!

  7. Sally
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 11:03:49

    just submitted my ballot and I am already second guessing myself. Wooden spoon is mine! Yes!!!

  8. Kate Pearce
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 11:11:12

    I’m obviously stoopid because I put in my name, clicked okay, put in my email address and then there was nothing to pick from-sigh. I always break things…
    Ha! got it! no worries :)

  9. Nonny
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 11:12:46

    And yet again the so-called “GLBT” category contains only “G” entries, with a possible “B.” How about renaming this category to more accurately reflect the nominees?

  10. sam
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 16:40:01

    I feel really stupid right now, but I cannot for the life of me see the “enter your picks” option. What is it next to on the page?

  11. Lisa
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 16:51:53

    Sam, I can’t see it either.

  12. sam
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 17:09:13

    I am glad it is not just me! :( I tried three different browsers too.

  13. Lisa
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 17:13:12

    @Sam, I’m on a Mac, are you?

  14. sam
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 17:23:33

    No. PC

  15. Lori
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 17:40:48

    I can’t see it either. Glad it’s not just me!

  16. Jane
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 18:04:52

    I’m sorry. I’m not sure where the error is but here is the direct link. Will get cracking on fixing the problem:

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