Judge Lest Ye Fear the Rooster

This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered.

The ninth annual Tournament of Books is right around the corner. Since it keeps working out so well (e.g., reader judge Roxy Reno’s contribution last year), we’re running a contest again to find a TMN reader who wants to join our judging panel.

To enter, send an email to that explains, in no more than 100 words, why you’d make a great judge. Please also include the best way to contact you (email, phone, etc.) and two additional things: 1) your favorite aspect of the Tournament; 2) something you’d like to see improved, and how.

All entries are due by midnight EST on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Entry for this contest is now closed. We’ll notify the winner the following week when we release the book finalists for 2013. Good luck!


The Tournament of Books’ organizers Andrew Womack and Rosecrans Baldwin are TMN’s co-founders. Baldwin’s latest novel is The Last Kid Left. His next book, a work of creative nonfiction about the city-state of Los Angeles, is forthcoming in 2021 from MCD x FSG (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). More by The Tournament of Books Staff