May 14 – May 20, 2012 Edition Southern Cal Book Festival Calls for Entries SAN DIEGO, CA–The 2012 Southern California Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its competition honoring the best books of the fall.

The Southern California Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and regional lit.

There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English or Spanish.

Grand prize for the 2012 Southern California Book Festival winner is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in November, 2012 in San Diego.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel 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.

More information and entry forms can be obtained at