2012 Halloween Book Festival sets dates


HOLLYWOOD, CA _ The 2012 Halloween Book Festival will hold its annual program honoring the best books of the holiday season on October 29-30 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The event is part of the Aliens to Zombies Convention (www.alienstozombies.com).

The Halloween Book Festival (www.halloweenbookfestival.com) will consider works in science fiction, horror, general fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, young adult, fantasy, audio/spoken word, photography/art, comics, 'zines, unconventional romance, wild card (anything goes!), alternative future, time travel and fan fiction. There is no date of publication restriction. All entries must be in English.

The competition honors general excellence and the awards are intended to draw public attention to worthy selections during the busiest season for book sales. Winners in the competition will be able to sell their books at the A to Z Convention, which focuses on monsters and the post-apocalyptic world in pop culture.

Our grand prize for the 2012 Halloween Book Festival winner is $1500 cash and a flight to our awards ceremony at the W Hotel.

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. Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on October 1, 2012. Winners 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 at our meetings.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.halloweenbookfestival.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 $50 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.
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