2017 Southern California Book Festival Winners - Click Here


The 2017 Southern California Book Festival is now in its late registration period  for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the fall. Final deadline for late entries is Friday, Nov. 3.

The Southern California Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and regional lit.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 2017 Southern California Book Festival winner is a $1000 appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony in Los Angeles this November.

Interview with Kevin Garrett, author of
 “To the Faithless and Unbelieving Bertram Grey"

Interview with Donna McDine,
author of “A Sandy Grave”


A Moment of Quiet is Nothing to Fear
By Christine Gardner/Illustrated by Kristin Abbott.
A book that actually asks a child to stop, slow down, take a breath, and imagine.

Oh Brother! The Life & Times of Jeff Fazzolari
By Cliff Fazzolari.
Autobiographical look at the author’s brother, who passed  but left behind a poignant legacy of laughter and the celebration of life.


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