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2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival Call for Entries

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The 2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival will be held in partnership with the Honolulu Writers, Authors & Poets Gathering on March 31 in Hawaii, co-sponsored by Savant Books and Publications.

The Pacific Rim Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography/memoir, children’s books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business/technology, history, wild card, health/wellness, photography/art, poetry, unpublished stories, spiritual/religious works and regional literature. There is no date of publication restriction on submissions.

Grand prize for the 2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival winner is a $1000 cash appearance fee and a flight to our gala awards ceremony, to be held on March 31, 2015 in Hawaii.

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.

ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.

• General Non-fiction
• General Fiction
• Children’s Books
• How-to
• Spiritual/Religious
• Photography/Art
• Health/Wellness
• Poetry
• History
• Young adult
• Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
• Compilations/Anthologies
• Best Unpublished Stories
• Cookbooks
• Science Fiction
• Business
• Regional Literature
• Wild Card

In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The Pacific Rim Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:

1) Author of the Year- Honors the outstanding book of the competition.
2) Book Design of the Year – Honors outstanding and innovative design.
3) Publisher of the Year- Honors the top publisher based on materials displaying
excellence in marketing and promotional materials, as determined by our judges.
4) Best Electronic Device Read – Honors the best e-book of the season.

FESTIVAL RULES: Pacific Rim 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 our web site (www.PacificRimBookFestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.

Deadline regular registration submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on February 25, 2015. Winners in each category 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.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.PacificRimBookFestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $75 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.

Entry fee checks should be made payable in U.S. funds 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 MUST include:

1) One copy of the book;
2) A copy of your official entry form or a reasonable facsimile;
3) The entry fee or receipt for online payment;
4) Any press/marketing materials you wish to send. Marketing is used as a tie-breaking consideration by our judges.

Entries should be mailed to:

JM Northern Media LLC
attn: Pacific Rim Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Boulevard
Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
Phone: 323-665-8080

AWARDS: The Pacific Rim Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

Speakers and sponsors interested in participating in the publishing seminar should contact bruce@pacificrimbookfestival.com
323-665-8080