I'm here to tell you that nominations for our NA Crush Tourney are now officially open, but before you complete the form below, be sure to look over the rules and the New Adult definition! Not paying attention to the rules COULD get your nominations deleted.
Haven't heard of the NA Crush Tourney until now? The NA Crush Tourney was born from the famous and absolutely awesome YA Crush Tourney hosted by YA Sisterhood. Click here to read about the NA Crush Tourney (including important dates!)
NEW ADULT DEFINITION:
What is New Adult?
Protagonists generally fall between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six, though exceptions may apply. NA characters are often portrayed experiencing: college, living away from home for the first time, military deployment, apprenticeships, a first steady job, a first serious relationship, etc.
We ask all readers to use our definition when nominating heroes. We understand that there are some gray areas,* and there does need to be a clear cut off when distinguishing NA books from MG, YA, and Adult fiction. So, we have come up with the following to determine eligibility:
These are the rules we are going by when determining if a crush qualifies. No exceptions. If the book is ebook only then the second two bullet points apply.
Remember to use the hashtag #NACrushTourney when tweeting!
* Gray areas will be analyzed on a case by case basis by our members privately
** Normally, we view NA as a fluid category where exceptions of character age can and do vary by story. But for the sake of fairness, we are setting parameters for this particular tournament.
***All rules are subject to change at our discretion