2016 Schedule

Here’s your handy-dandy schedule for this year’s tournament. Add it to your calendar, and get ready for Romance Madness!

Selection Sunday!
March 6, 2016

  • The slate of books picked by the gals at Smart Bitches and Dear Author are announced.
  • Nominations open for readers to select eight books for the Reader Nomination category.

Reader Nominations (via this form):
March 7-12, 2016

Bracket Sunday
March 13, 2016

  • Pick your brackets! Read more books!

First Voting Rounds (64 books):
March 1718, 2016

Voting takes place on the DABWAHA blog.

Second Round (32 books):
March 19-20, 2016
Trying to get folks to vote for your book? Totally kosher.

Is your bracket shot to hell? Get ready for the 2nd Chance Bracket.

Second Chance Tourney Begins: 21 March 2016

Bracket Selection, Second Chance: 21-23 March 2016

Third Round (Sweet Sixteen):
March 24-25, 2016

Fourth Round (Elite Eight):
March 26-27, 2016
The competition gets intense at this point.

Fifth Round (Final Four):
April 2, 2016
By this round, friendships are made… and long gone.

April 4, 2016
The finals – where we find out the Book of the Year!