The 2014 Beach Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the summer's hottest reads.

The Beach Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, teenage, how-to, science fiction, romance, comics, poetry, spiritual, compilations/anthologies, history, business and health-oriented books.

Our grand prize for the 2014 Beach Book Festival includes an appearance fee and a flight to our event and day festival in June, 2014 in Manhattan.

Submitted works will be judged for general excellence, i.e., the potential of the work to be an engaging beach read this summer season. More information and registration available at Deadline for entry is May 25, 2014.