Saturday, January 19, 2008

2008 New York Book Festival Seeks Entries for $1500 Book Award

The 2008 New York Book Festival has set Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 as the dates for its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the world's publishing capital.

Last year, over 20,000 attendees enjoyed the beauty and serenity of Manhattan's Central Park as they browsed books, listened to music and author readings and enjoyed our food vendors. This year, the day festival will offer expanded stages and new opportunities for authors, publishers, musicians and vendors. The New York Book Festival awards ceremony will be held on Friday evening, June 27.

The 2008 New York Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/'zines, e-books, poetry, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, science fiction, horror, photography/art, romance and biography/autobiography works.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, 2000. The grand prize for the 2008 New York Book Festival author of the year is $1500 and a flight to New York for the event.

More information on the competition can be found at
Entry deadline for the competition is May 25, 2008.

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