|THE 2018 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK FESTIVAL
The 2018 Southern California Book Festival has issued a call for entries
to its annual competition honoring the best books of the fall.
The Southern California 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unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography,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unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and regional lit.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 or Spanish.
Our grand prize for the 2018 Southern California Book Festival winner is
an appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony in Los
Angeles in January 2019.
Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:
- General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good
- The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.
ENTRIES: Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee
for each book, although multiple entries may be sent in the same package. Just
make sure each entry has a separate entry form.
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
*** IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Any e-book submission must be
accompanied by an email that has the subject line “2018 E-book Entry”
with your PayPal receipt or entry form attached. Failure to do so may
In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, the
Southern California 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.
FESTIVAL RULES: Southern California Book Festival submissions cannot
be returned. Each entry package 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 email and will announce the
winning entries on our web site. Because of the anticipated high volume
of entries, we can only respond via email to inquiries.
Regular registration deadline submissions in each category must be
received by the close of business on December 15, 2018. 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
southerncaliforniabookfestival.com or may be faxed/emailed 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 MUST include:
- One copy of the book
- A copy of your official entry form
- PayPal receipt or check/money order
- Any press/publicity kit (optional)
Please mail package to:
JM Northern Media
Southern California Book Festival
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.