The 2014 Halloween Book Festival deadline for entries arrives Oct. 25 for its annual program honoring the best books of the season.

The Halloween Book Festival ( will consider works in science fiction, horror, general fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, young adult, fantasy, audio/spoken word, photography/art, comics, ‘zines, unconventional romance, wild card (anything goes!), alternative future, time travel and fan fiction. There is no date of publication restriction. All entries must be in English.

The competition honors general excellence and the awards are intended to draw public attention to worthy selections during the busiest season for book sales.

Our grand prize for the 2014 Halloween Book Festival winner is a $500 appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony on Nov. 15 in Hollywood.

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. Regular registration deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on October 25, 2014. Winners 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 or may be faxed/emailed to you.