Oct 24 – Oct 30, 2011 Edition 2012 Hollywood Book Festival Call for Entries

HOLLYWOOD, CA/AUTHORLINK NEWS/OCTOBER 25, 2012–The 2012 Hollywood Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its seventh annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities.

The 2012 Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, ‘zines, comics, e-books, fan fiction, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, screenplays, genre-based works and biographical/autobiographical works. This is a story-oriented competition and there is no date of publication restriction.

A panel of entertainment and publishing industry 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 be translated into other forms of media

All entries must be in English. Our grand prize for the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to Hollywood, CA for our gala awards ceremony.

ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.

General Non-fiction General Fiction Children’s books E-books Comics/’zines How-To Fan Fiction Wild Card Unpublished Stories Teenage Biography/Autobiography Audio/spoken word Genre-based Screenplays

In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The Hollywood Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:

1) Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year Honors the outstanding book of the competition.
2) Hollywood Book Festival Design of the Year Honors outstanding and innovative design.
3) Hollywood Book Festival Publisher of the Year Honors the top publisher based on potential to develop future works suitable for transformation into other media.

FESTIVAL RULES: Hollywood 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 the web site shortly after the entry deadline. Regular registration deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on June 25, 2012. 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 or may be faxed/e-mailed to you by emailing Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order or PayPal online payment of $75 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
attn: Hollywood Book Festival
7095 Hollywood BoulevardSuite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
Phone: 323-665-8080