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


NEW YORK _ (February 1, 2010) _ The 2010 Beach Book Festival has issued the call for entries to its annual competition honoring the hottest reads of the summer season.

The top festival book of the upcoming season will win $1500 and a flight to New York for our June 11 awards ceremony at the famed Algonquin Hotel.

The Beach Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, teenage, how-to, science fiction, romance, comics, poetry, spiritual, compilations/anthologies, history, business and health-oriented books published on or after Jan. 1, 2005.

Submitted works will be judged for general excellence, i.e., the potential of the work to be an engaging beach read this summer season. More information on the festival and entry forms are at www.beachbookfestival.com.

The 2010 Beach Book Festival is part of the JM Northern Media family of festivals, which includes the New York Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival and DIY Convention. The 2010 Beach Book Festival is sponsored by the Larimar St. Croix Writer's Retreat; Westside Websites com; Shopanista; eDivvy and The DIY Reporter.com.

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