2016 Halloween Book Festival

HOLLYWOOD, CA _ The  Halloween Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best and scariest work of the fall.

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. 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  Halloween Book Festival winner is a $500 appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony in Hollywood.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:

  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: Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.

FESTIVAL RULES: 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.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.diyconvention.com or may be faxed/e-mailed 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.
Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028

You will receive a confirmation email when your package is logged into our system and entered into judging.

Enter The Competition