"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser

2009 Hollywood Book Festival - Final Deadline

HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 1, 2009) _ The 2009 Hollywood Book Festival is nearing the final deadline for entries to its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities. All entries must be received by June 25.

Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood Book Festival aims to spotlight literature worthy of further consideration by the talent-hungry pipeline of the entertainment industry. The awards will be held on July 9, 2009 in Hollywood, CA.

The 2009 Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, 'zines, comics, e-books, fan fiction, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, screenplays, genre-based works and biographical/autobiographical works.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 be translated into other forms of media

All entries must be in English. Our grand prize for the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to Hollywood, CA for our gala awards ceremony.

ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in 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/’zines

6) How-To

7) Fan Fiction

8) Wild Card

9) Unpublished Stories

10) Teenage

11) Biography/Autobiography

12) Audio/spoken word

13) Genre-based

14) Screenplays

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

1) Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year Honors the outstanding book of the competition.

2) Hollywood Book Festival Design of the Year Honors outstanding and innovative design.

3) Hollywood Book Festival Publisher of the Year Honors the top publisher based on potential to develop future works suitable for transformation into other media.

FESTIVAL RULES: Hollywood 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 the web site shortly after the entry deadline. Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on June 25, 2009. 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 www.hollywoodbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order or PayPal online payment of $75 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 attn: Hollywood Book Festival 7095 Hollywood Boulevard Suite 864 Hollywood, CA 90028-0893 Phone: 323-665-8068

AWARDS: Winners of the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival will be honored at a gala ceremony held in Hollywood, CA in July, 2009. You do not need to be present to accept your award or accompanying prizes.

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

The Hollywood Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of the New York Book Festival, London Book Festival and DIY Convention. The festival is sponsored by Shopanista, eDivvy, Westside Websites and the Larimar St. Croix Writers Colony.

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