The 2016 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of the spring. All entries must be received by close of business on April 25, 2016 to be eligible for the competition.
The San Francisco Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, technology and spiritual/religious works. There is no date of publication restriction.
Our grand prize for the San Francisco Book Festival winner is $1500 cash appearance fee and a flight to San Francisco for our gala awards ceremony in May, 2016.
Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:
- General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story.
- The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.
ENTRIES: Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.
NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site. Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.
Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and on the web site. 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 http://sanfranciscobookfestival.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:
- 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
San Francisco Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
You will receive a confirmation email when your package is logged into our system and entered into judging.