2017 AAA Book Festival Call for Entries

CHICAGO _ The 2017 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival has issued a 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, poetry, wild card (anything goes!), pets, jungle, farm, city animals, biography/memoirs, talking, photography, horror, science, unpublished manuscripts, and spiritual/religious.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 2017 AAA Book Festival winner is an appearance fee and a flight to our gala awards ceremony to be held in San Francisco.

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.

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. Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond via e-mail to inquiries.

Late registration submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on April 25, 2018. 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. Many late entries have won our competitions.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.animalsbookfestival.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 accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

E-book entries are welcome. You can enter an e-book in three ways:

  1. Send as a .pdf to our e-mail address labeled as “2017 E-book Entry” in the subject line. Please attach copies of your PayPal receipt and entry form to the email.
  2. Click here to use our "Book Uploader" to send a copy of your work. We accept most e-book formats. Then send an e-mail to bruce@animalsbookfestival.com with "2017 E-Book Entry" in the subject line. Please attach PayPal receipt and entry form. Note: make sure your upload has the same title as your book.
  3. Send us a Kindle copy as a gift. Send an e-mail to us indicating that you’ve sent the book, attaching your PayPal receipt and entry form.

IMPORTANT: After uploading your e-book, you MUST send a note with subject line “2017 E-book Entry” to bruce@animalsbookfestival.com with your entry form and PayPal receipt attached. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification.

Mailed Entries:

Entry packages must include:

  1. One copy of the book
  2. A copy of your official entry form
  3. PayPal receipt or check/money order
  4. Any press/publicity kit (optional)

Please mail package to:
JM Northern Media
Animals, Animals, Animals
7095 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028

You will receive a confirmation email when your package is logged into our system and entered into judging.



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