2007 NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
NEW YORK (November 15, 2006) The 2007 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the world's publishing capital.
The 2007 New York Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, romance and biography/autobiography works.
A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
1) The story-telling ability of the author;
2) The potential of the work to win wider recognition.
Entries can be in English, Spanish, French or Italian. Our grand prize for the 2007 New York Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to New York for the awards.
ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.
1) General Non-fiction
2) General Fiction
3) Children's books
6) Wild Card
7) Unpublished Stories
9) Science fiction
12) Audio/spoken word
FESTIVAL RULES: New York 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 this web site shortly after the entry deadline.
Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on April 25, 2007. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.
TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at http://newyorkbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you by calling our office at 323-660-1776. You may also register over the phone with a credit card. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order, credit card payment or PayPal online payment of $50 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 one copy of the book; any relevant marketing material; a copy of your official entry form; and the entry fee or receipt from online payment. Entries should be mailed to:
JM Northern Media LLC
The New York Book Festival
151 First Ave, #151
New York City, N.Y. 10003
AWARDS: Winners of the 2007 New York Book Festival will be honored at a gala ceremony held on May 19, 2007 in New York. You do not need to be present to accept your award or accompanying prizes.
New York Book Festival winners in each category will be admitted free to the awards ceremony. The New York Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.
The New York Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of the Hollywood Book Festival, DIY Convention and DIY Book Festival, and is sponsored by Final Draft Screenplay Software, The Hollywood Creative Directory, Westside Websites and ShopperShuttle.
This is like being elected prom queen in a high school with six girls.
These kinds of "awards" are the latest crock of shit way to separate you from your money. They only need a couple suckers to make this thing profitable.
If anyone has pictures of previous "New York Book Festivals", I'll be glad to post them.
Previous winners too.
It's not listed here.
And when you google it, nothing shows up that ISN'T a reprint of the press release and or an incorrect naming of Book Expo or New York is Book Country.
I'm always rather amazed people just print this stuff without looking at it.