Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 3, 2009

Three Book Festivals and Competition

The 2009 London Book Festival
Deadline:  Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fee: $50

 The 2009 London Book Festival has issued its call for entries to its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the international publishing community.   They will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, poetry, photography/art, fiction, children’s books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, romance and biography/autobiography works.

 Entries can be in English, Spanish, French, Portugese or Italian. Books published from Jan. 1, 2001 forward are eligible. Our grand prize for the 2009 London Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to London OR a flight to Los Angeles – your choice!

http://londonbookfestival.com/portal/

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The 2009 New England Book Festival
Deadline:  Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fee: $50

The 2009 New England Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of the holiday season.

The New England Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, poetry and spiritual works published on or after Jan. 1, 2001. 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 2009 New England Book Festival winner is $1500 cash. The winning author will also have a choice of flights to our various awards ceremonies for our family of festivals and a free vendor table at the day events, including New York, Hollywood and London.

http://www.newenglandbookfestival.com/

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The 2009 DIY Book Festival
Deadline:  Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fee: $50

The 2009 DIY Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its eighth annual program celebrating the success of independent authors and publishers.

The DIY Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, ‘zines, fan fiction, poetry and e-books published on or after Jan. 1, 2006. All entries must be in English and have been self-published or issued by an independent publishing house.

*** Please note that print-on-demand (POD) authors with iUniverse, PublishAmerica, Infinity Publishing and other outlets are eligible for the competition.

Our grand prize for the 2009 DIYBF Book of the Year is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony.

http://www.diyconvention.com/

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I do not know anyone who has entered the above, but it looks interesting and I do know that competitions and Book Festivals can be a good way to get the word out about your book.  Let me know if you enter.   Kathy


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