"Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends."
--George Bernard Shaw
CHICAGO - The 2016 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival has issued a final call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best stories from the world of dogs, cats, horses, wild beasts, birds insects, reptiles and other creatures great and small.
The Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival will consider works in the following categories: dogs, cats, birds, horses, insects, fish, reptiles, children's books, young adult, working animals, wild card (anything goes!), pets, jungle, farm, city animals, biography/memoirs, talking, photography, horror, science unpublished manuscripts, and spiritual/religious. All entries must be in English.
The competition honors general excellence and the awards are intended to draw public attention to worthy selections during the busiest season for book sales.
Our grand prize for the 2016 AAA Book Festival winner is an appearance fee and a flight to our gala awards ceremony in Chicago this November.
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: Animals, Animals, Animals 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.
Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on October 25, 2016.
Winners 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.animalbookfestival.com or may be faxed/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 accompanies by a separate form and entry fee.