April 12 – April 19, 2007 Edition

New York Book
Festival Entry
Deadline Near

NEW YORK, NY/4/4/07–The 2007 New York Book Festival, to be held June 22-23 in New York, is calling for entries to its annual publishing contest, reminding writers that their entries must be postmarked no later than May 25, 2007. Winners of the contest will be feted at an evening awards ceremony and daytime festival in Centarl Park. The event will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, romance and biography/autobiography works. A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the author’s story-telling ability and the potential of the work to win wider recognition.

Entries can be in English, Spanish, French or Italian and should have been published on or after January 1, 2003. Grand prize for the 2007 New York Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to New York for the awards. Entries may be made to the following categories. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.

1) General Non-fiction

2) General Fiction

3) Children’s books

4) E-books

5) Comics

6) Wild Card

7) Unpublished Stories

8) Teenage

9) Science fiction

10) Romance

11) Biography/Autobiography

12) Audio/spoken word

FESTIVAL RULES: New York 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 this web site shortly after the entry deadline.

Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on May 25, 2007. 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 calling our office at 323-660-1776. You may also register over the phone with a credit card. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order, credit card payment or PayPal online payment of $50 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

The New York Book Festival

151 First Ave, #151

New York City, N.Y. 10003

AWARDS: Winners of the 2007 New York Book Festival will be honored at a gala ceremony in New York. Winners do not need to be present to accept the award or accompanying prizes.

New York Book Festival winners in each category will be admitted free to the awards ceremony. The New York Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

The Festival also has the first early-bird deadlines for vendor booths coming up for its annual program celebration in the publishing capital of the world. Vendors interested in participating in the daytime festival in Central Park on Saturday, June 23 should call 323-665-8068 or e-mail before April 20 to take advantage of early-bird prices. The event website is at

The New York Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of the Hollywood Book Festival, DIY Convention and DIY Book Festival, and is sponsored by Final Draft Screenplay Software, The Hollywood Creative Directory, Westside Websites and ShopperShuttle.