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Monday, November 24, 2014

2015 Great Southwest Book Festival - Call For Entries


It's contest time. And Book Or Bust is sharing news that every writer loves to read.

Here's to us! Be well, stay safe, keep cute, and most of all, Good luck!

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna




THE 2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

CALL FOR ENTRIES


The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/sprint season.

The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children's, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and regional lit. There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English.

Our awards ceremony will be held on March 7, 2015, exact location to be decided. Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:

1. General Excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.

2. The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

For more information, visit www.greatsouthwestbookfestival.com or email bruce@greatsouthwestbookfestival,com

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 New England Book Festival Final Call, Boston, Mass.

THE 2014 NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL FINAL CALL
BOSTON, MASS
(November 25, 2014)



The 2014 New England Book Festival regular registration deadline arrives Nov. 25 for its annual program honoring the best books of the holiday season.


The competition will accept entries in non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography/art, poetry, spiritual works, compilations/anthologies, gay, unpublished stories and wild card (for books that don't neatly fit elsewhere). All entries must be in English. Books published on or after January 2011 are eligible. 

Our grand prize for the 2014 New England Book Festival winner is a $1500 appearance fee and a flight to the awards ceremony in Boston.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:

1. General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.

2. The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

FESTIVAL RULES:

New England 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.newenglandbookfestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.

Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and on the web site. Please note that judges read and considered submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions at our meetings.

Regular registration submissions in each category must be received by close of business November 25, 2014. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and on the web-site. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions at our meetings.

TO ENTER:

Entry forms are available online at www.newenglandbookfestival.com or may be e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

AWARDS:

The New England Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the category eligibility of any project.

CONTACT:

NewEnglandBookFest@sbcglobal.net
323-665-8080