16 October 2010

LA Festival Book of the Year 2011 (for self-published/ independent publisher, includes cookbooks, romance, YA; top prize: $1,500)

Post date: 16 October 2010
Deadline: 25 January 2011

The 2010 Los Angeles Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program honoring the best of the world publishing community.

The Los Angeles Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, spiritual, photography/art, poetry, foreign language, romance and mysteries published on or after Jan. 1, 2007.

Our grand prize for the 2010 Los Angeles Book Festival Book of the Year is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in February.

FESTIVAL RULES: Los Angeles Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.

NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site (www.losangelesbookfestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.

Regular registration deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on January 25, 2011. The awards ceremony will be held in February in Los Angeles in conjunction with the 2011 DIY Convention. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions. Many last-minute submissions have won past competitions.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.losangelesbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 U.S. dollars in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

You can also enter the contest by phone by calling 323-665-8080 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific time.

Entry fee checks should be made payable to JM Northern Media LLC. We're sorry, but entries must be mailed and cannot be delivered in person or by messenger services to the JM Northern Media offices.

Entry packages MUST include:

1. One copy of the book;
2. A copy of your official entry form (an absolute must!)
3. The entry fee or receipt for online payment;
4. Any marketing materials you wish to send, i.e., press kits. Marketing is used as a tie-breaking consideration by our judges.

Entries should be mailed to:

JM Northern Media LLC
attn: Los Angeles Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Boulevard
Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
Phone: 323-665-8080

AWARDS: The Los Angeles Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the category eligibility of any project. The 2010 Los Angeles Book Festival is part of the DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books, which also produces the DIY Film Festival and the DIY Music Festival.

The 2010 Los Angeles Book Festival is sponsored by eDivvy; the Larimar St. Croix Writers Colony; Shopanista and The DIY Reporter.com.

More information here.
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