July 9 – 16, 2009 Edition 2009 LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

LONDON (AUTHORLINK NEWS, July 7, 2009)–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.

The 2009 London Book Festival will consider books in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian in the competition. The works may be published, self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, poetry, art/photgraphy, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/graphic novels, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, romance and biography/autobiographical 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 from the international publishing community.

Grand prize for the 2009 London Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight from the winnerÂ’s city of entry to London or Los Angeles.

Categories are:

1) General Non-fiction
2) General Fiction
3) Children’s books
4) E-books
5) Comics/graphic novels
6) Wild Card
7) Teenage
8) Science fiction
9) Romance
10) Biography/Autobiography
11) Audio/spoken word
12) How-To
13) Poetry
14) Art/Photography

If making multiple entries, each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee.

Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on November 25, 2009. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and the results posted on the site. Judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at or may be faxed/e-mailed by calling our office at 323-665-8080. 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.

Entry packages should include one copy of the book; a copy of an official entry form; the entry fee or receipt from online payment; and any relevant marketing materials, i.e., press kits or other material that illuminates the background of your book. Entries should be mailed to:

JM Northern Media LLC
The London Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

The London Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of the Hollywood Book Festival, New York Book Festival and DIY Book Festival. We are sponsored by the Larimar St. Croix Writers Colony, eDivvy, Westside Websites and Shopanista.