I received this email from the organizer yesterday:
Good day Mr. Sullivan. Hopefully my use of 'Mr." won't cause this to fly into your spam filter. In any case, I wanted to let you know, on behalf of BSCreview.com that your novel Avempartha is one of 64 books that we selected to be voted on, starting Thursday, March 18th, in our book tournament for the best new genre release of the year 2009.
You can see the details of the tournament here
We invite you to encourage your fans to come vote in the tournament on your website, forum, Goodreads, or what have you, and we would be thrilled of course if you dropped by to promote your book.
The opposing book in the first round is Tanya Huff's The Enchantment Emporium and the thread where people will vote and debate the books will be here
The first round will be the shortest, beginning the morning of 3/18 and ending around 8:00 PM EST on 3/19. The winner will then move on to the next round starting the morning of 3/20 and that round (as well as each subsequent round) will run for six days.
I wish your novel luck in the debates to come and hopefully we will see you on the forum!
I expect to be trounced as all my competition appear to be from major publishers with much more exposure, but I must say—and not at all in an Academy Award way—that I really am honored--no--stunned just to be nominated.