2014 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring. The event includes a daytime publishing seminar and book expo, plus evening awards.
The 2014 San Francisco Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, technology and spiritual/religious works. There is no date of publication deadline.
Grand prize for the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival is a $1500 appearance fee and a flight to San Francisco for a gala awards ceremony in May.
Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts 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.
TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at sanfranciscobookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact the contest office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.
AWARDS: The San Francisco Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.