2017 New York Book Festival Entry Rules
The 2017 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the world’s publishing capital.

The 2017 New York Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, young adult, how-to, poetry, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, science fiction/horror, photography/art, spiritual, business, romance, cookbooks,, compilations/anthologies and biography/autobiography works.

A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
  1. The story-telling ability of the author.
  2. The potential of the work to win wider recognition.
Entries can be in English, Spanish, French or Italian and must be published on or after January 1, 2013. Our grand prize for the 2017 New York Book Festival Author of the Year is a $1,500 appearance fee and a flight to New York for the awards.

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
  • Fiction
  • Children’s books
  • Young Adult
  • How-to
  • Poetry
  • Wild Card (anything goes!)
  • Unpublished Stories
  • Science Fiction/Horror
  • Photography/Art
  • Spiritual
  • Business
  • Romance
  • Cookbooks
  • Compilations/anthologies
  • Biography/Autobiography

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: TO ENTER:
Click Here and to get an entry form. Forms may also be faxed/e-mailed to you by calling our office at 323-665-8080 or e-mailing us at NewYorkBookFest@aol.com.

Final registration deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on May 25, 2017. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.

E-book entries are welcome. You can enter an e-book in three ways:
  1. Send as a .pdf to our e-mail address labeled as “2017 E-book Entry” in the subject line. Please attach copies of your PayPal receipt and entry form to the email.
  2. Click here to use our “Book Uploader” to send a copy of your work. We accept most e-book formats. Then send an e-mail to us labeled as “2017 E-Book Entry” with PayPal receipt and entry form attached.
  3. Send us a Kindle copy as a gift. Send an e-mail to us indicating that you’ve sent the book, attaching your PayPal receipt and entry form.
PLEASE NOTE: You must send an email with your PayPal receipt and entry form attached. Please make sure the subject line reads 2017 E-book Entry. Failure to do so may result in disqualification and lost entries. 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/money orders 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:

New York Book Festival JM Northern Media LLC
7095 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 864
Hollywood,
CA 90028