2018 Halloween Book Festival – Call for Entries
HOLLYWOOD, CA _ The 2018 Halloween Book Festival has issued a call for
entries to its annual competition honoring the best and scariest work of
The Halloween Book Festival will consider works in science fiction,
horror, general fiction, general non-fiction, biography/autobiography,
young adult, fantasy, photography/art, monsters, comics/graphic novels,
unconventional romance, wild card (anything goes!), alternative
future/time travel, children's books and fan fiction. There is no date
of publication restriction.
The competition honors general excellence and the awards are intended to
draw public attention to worthy selections during the busiest season for
Our grand prize for the 2018 Halloween Book Festival winner is a
appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony in
Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the
1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.
ENTRIES AND FESTIVAL RULES: Multiple entries must be
accompanied by a separate fee for each book.
In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories,
The Halloween Book Festival will award the following chosen from
- Author of the Year- Honors the outstanding book of the
- Book Design of the Year - Honors outstanding and innovative
- Publisher of the Year- Honors the top publisher based on
materials displaying excellence in marketing and promotional
materials, as determined by our judges.
Halloween 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: Regular registration deadline
submissions in each category must be received by the close of business
on October 15, 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 at our
TO ENTER: Fill out the entry form under "enter competition" on
this site. We can also fax/e-mail the form 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.
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 should 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
Halloween Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
E-book entries are welcome. You can enter an e-book in three ways:
- Send as a .pdf to our e-mail address labeled as “2018 E-book
Entry” in the subject line. Please attach copies of your PayPal
receipt and entry form to the email.
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 us labeled as “2018 E-Book
Entry” with PayPal receipt and entry form attached.
- 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
*** PLEASE NOTE: Each e-book entry must be followed by an
email with the entry form and PayPal receipt attached, along with
subject line “2018 E-Book Entry.” Failure to do so may result in
You will receive a confirmation email when your package is logged into
our system and entered into judging.