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Ex-Rich Girl Tells All: New Publication from ALSCW Member Kami Corban

Kami Corban grew up in San Marino, California, which Forbes Magazine ranked as the sixty-third most expensive area in the USA. She is the first recipient of the ALSCW/VSC Fellowship. In her high-velocity memoir, Corban lays bare the high life and dark times of a Los Angeles girl who, for a brief time, had every possible advantage. As she sets out to graduate from Duke University and live happily ever after with her college boyfriend Tucker, she finds herself instead at the receiving end of a letter from her mother declaring divorce, and her own prospective husband decamping to England. This quickly propels Corban into an onslaught of misadventures that span the resorts of England, the mountains of North Carolina, and her lavish hometown of San Marino, California. Along the way, the bodies accumulate as her spirit wanes. This redemptive story demonstrates how a full heart is entirely independent of a full wallet. It will resonate with anyone who may question whether money is really the answer.

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Commonwealth School in Boston seeks a teacher of English for grades 9-12

Commonwealth is a small, coed independent secondary school in the Back Bay, founded more than fifty years ago, which sets very rigorous academic standards, offers strong and varied programs in the arts, and, through various means, promotes social responsibility. It attracts bright, hardworking students from all over the Boston area.

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in close reading and literary analysis; some experience teaching and leading discussion at the high-school or college level; and deep interest in working closely with talented young people in a variety of roles and settings. The position will include, in the first year, the teaching of two sections of English 9, 10 or 12 and perhaps a half-credit elective, possibly in creative writing; close work with faculty mentors, including the auditing of other classes; serving as a faculty advisor for a small number of students; and the assumption of one or more administrative tasks shared among the faculty. The teaching load would increase in subsequent years.

Commonwealth’s catalogue describes its English program as follows:

“There is a satisfying thrill in learning to read a text closely, understanding how every word contributes to a reader’s reaction, and writing about that relationship in clear, logical, and compelling prose. The progression from interested reader to nuanced analyst is at the heart of Commonwealth’s English curriculum. Beginning in 9th grade, students tease away the layers of meaning in what they read. They learn to construct a strong expository paragraph, and expand to more substantial essays in later years. Wide-ranging electives allow students to practice these skills in pursuit of more specific interests. Students typically emerge with exceptional skills in essay writing and literary judgment. More broadly, the habits of mind that are called for in these courses add up to a coherent and flexible method of inquiry that leads to well-articulated views and informed action.”

The school’s English program and its history were the subject of a feature article in our fall 2011 alumni magazine, CM. Candidates are encouraged to access that article at: http://www.commschool.org/uploaded/publications/cm/cm-1-fall2011/CM1-Into-the-Words.pdf

Interested candidates should submit a letter with resume and references to:

Estrella Alves, Assistant to the Headmaster
Commonwealth School
151 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

or email materials to ealves@commschool.org.

2nd Annual LiT Forum at the Vermont Studio Center Friday, September 30, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., Lowe Lecture Hall, Main Street, Johnson, VT

Co-sponsored by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) and the Vermont Studio Center (VSC)

The 2nd annual Literature in Translation (LiT) Forum takes place at the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) on Friday, September 30, at 8:00 p.m. and features Italian poet and translator, Patrizia Cavalli, and US poet and translator, Geoffrey Brock. The sixty-minute bi-lingual presentation will explore the art of translation and include examples of Brock’s translations of Cavalli’s work into English and Cavalli’s translations of both Brock and William Shakespeare’s work into Italian. Attendees will have the opportunity to join the discussion during a Q&A. A reception follows. The LiT Forum is free and open to the public, and reservations are encouraged but not required.

The LiT Forum series is co-sponsored by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) and VSC, and will be hosted by ALSCW president Greg Delanty, and Gary Clark , VSC’s Writing Program Director. The LiT Forum series was launched in 2010 and featured Polish poet Adam Zagajewski and his English translator, Clare Cavanaugh. The LiT Forum is a natural extension of VSC’s 25-year tradition of welcoming international artists and writers to its residency program, and of ALSCW’s mission to ensure that literature thrives in both scholarly and creative environments. The LiT forum series will continue in 2012 with French writer Emmanuel Moses and his translator, the poet Marilyn Hacker.

Patrizia Cavalli was born in Todi, Umbria and lives in Rome. She has published five volumes of poetry, and her awards include the Premio Viareggio Repaci for Theatre Always Open (Einaudi, 1999) and the Premio Internazionale Pasolini for Lazy Gods and Lazy (Einaudi, 2006). Bilingual editions of Cavalli’s poems have been published in France, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. She has translated Moliere’s Amphytrion, Wilde’s Salome, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Othello into Italian. Of her work, Georgio Agamben has said, “[it is] a prosody…expressed in the most fluent, seamless, and colloquial language of 20th century Italian poetry.”

Geoffrey Brock’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and several anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2007 and The Pushcart Prize 2010. Brock's translations include Cesare Pavese’s Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950, Roberto Calasso’s K., Umberto Eco’s The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, and Antonia Arslan's Skylark Farm. He has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow, and his translations have received Poetry's John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize, the ATA's Lewis Galantière Award, the PEN Center USA Translation Award, the MLA’s Lois Roth Award, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Translation Prize, the Academy of American Poets' Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

About the Vermont Studio Center (VSC): VSC supports artists and writers by providing studio residencies in an inclusive international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. Founded in 1984, VSC has become the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States and, each month, hosts fifty visual artists and writers from across the country and around the world on its historic campus in the village of Johnson, Vermont. http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/

About the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW): Founded in 1994, ALSCW seeks to promote excellence in literary criticism and scholarship, and works to ensure that literature thrives in both scholarly and creative environments. ALSCW encourages the reading and writing of literature, criticism, and scholarship, as well as wide-ranging discussions among those committed to the reading and study of literary works. http://www.alscw.org/

Lowe Lecture Hall is equipped with an Assistive Listening Device system. For more information about the LiT forum or local accommodations, contact Gary Clark at 802-635-2727, ext. 231 or gclark@vermontstudiocenter.org.

Contact: Gary Clark 802-635-2727, ext. 23
www.vermontstudiocenter.org

www.alscw.org

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Annual General Meeting of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers will be held at 12 noon on Thursday 15th September 2011 at Heythrop Park, Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5UE (venue details).

The Annual General Meeting will take place at the ALPSP International Conference, which is being held at the same venue from 14th to 16th September.  Attendance at the AGM is open to all Full and Associate members of ALPSP but only nominated representatives of Full Members are eligible to vote.  You do not have to attend the conference as a delegate in order to attend the AGM.  However, if you would like to attend the AGM but are not registered for the conference, then please contact Lesley Ogg (events@alpsp.org) so that an entry badge for the AGM can be provided for you by the conference centre.

The final Agenda for the meeting will be made available on the ALPSP website in due course.  It is expected that the main items for discussion will include:

- Apologies for absence (please send to admin@alpsp.org)
- Minutes of the AGM held on 9th September 2010
- Annual report from the Treasurer
- Adoption of the Accounts for the year ending 31st December 2010
- Appointment of the Auditors for the Association for the year ending 31st December 2011
- Membership fees for 2012
- Annual reports
- Special resolution – Changes to the ALPSP Articles of Association
- Elections and co-option to Council
- Any other business

Details of the vacancies arising on Council from 1 January 2012 will be posted on the ALPSP website by the end of July.

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International Conference - "Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

LEITRING BEI LEIBNITZ, AUSTRIA (August 25 - 29, 2011) - The International Conference "Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is inviting participants to the programme of practical workshops, performances, lectures and presentations with performing arts experts and teachers from Russia, USA, India, South Africa, Japan, Canada, Hawaii, South Korea and Iran.

Accommodation and meals are organized for participants.
The working language - English.

REGISTRATION: To apply for participation, candidates should send brief CV/resume with photo and a cover letter stating the event dates to
iugte.projects@gmail.com

At the moment there are some places with discount!
Special reduced participation fee for groups: 95 EUR per person; for individuals - 150 EUR.
The fee covers participation in all events of the programme:

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation and meals are organized for the group. Accommodation in shared twin room (two persons share one room with separate beds, shower/wc) is 38 EUR per day including all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Single room is extra 7 EUR per day. The event will take place in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town located in the "Green Heart" of Austria, Styria Region. The nearest international airports - Graz and Vienna. The programme will take place in the historic 15th century castle located about 30min drive from Graz Airport.

PAST EVENTS: http://www.iugte.com/photo

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The Portland Review is currently seeking humor pieces for publication

We're looking for snide, cynical prose of about 500-1,000 words on a variety of topics. The sky is the limit, as they say. 

Here are some topic we're currently looking for pieces on:



1) Defend a movie that has been critically panned, for example; tell us why Sinbad's Houseguest is an awesome movie.



2) Tell us why a critically acclaimed film is awful, for example; tell us why Citizen Kane is a pretentious glob of goo .



3) Write about your favorite episode of ER. (Seriously).



4) Tell us about a piece of pop culture (an album, a TV show, lawn darts, whatever) that has a significant emotional resonance to you. But be funny about it.



5) Anything funny.


email: portlandreviewonline@gmail.com 
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Sarah Marshall
Editor-in-Chief
The Portland Review
portlandreview.tumblr.com/
503-725-4533
PO BOX 347
Portland State University
Portland, OR
97207-0347

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THE 2011 HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL - FIRST PANELISTS

HOLLYWOOD, CA - The 2011 Halloween Book Festival and the Aliens to Zombies Conventionhave added new panelists to the October event at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA.

The Los Angeles Book Festival will consider entries in general non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, cookbooks, science fiction, business, spiritual, genre-based, how-to, photography/art, spiritual, poetry, foreign language, romance and mysteries, teenage/young adult, how-to and the wild card (anything goes!) categories published on or after Jan. 1, 2008.

Matt Mogk, author of the forthcoming "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Zombies" and founder of the Zombie Research Society; Robert Engelman, producer of the "Blade" vampire series, and Todd Masters, president of MastersFX ("Falling Skies," "True Blood") have been added. They join previously announced authors Joe McKinney ("Dead City"), Martin Olson ("Encyclopedia of Hell"), David Moody (the 'Autumn' series), and Scott Kenemore ("Zombie, Ohio").

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. The event features the revival of the famed MastersFX party, the world-famous professional monster-makers Halloween bash.

Our grand prize for the 2011 Halloween Book Festival winner is $1500 cash and a flight to our awards ceremony in Hollywood in October, 2011.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:

1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.

2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

ENTRIES: Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.

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

1) Author of the Year- Honors the outstanding book of the competition.

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

3) Publisher of the Year- Honors the top publisher based on materials displaying excellence in marketing and promotional materials, as determined by our judges.

FESTIVAL RULES: Halloween 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 our web site. Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond via e-mail to inquiries.

Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on October 1, 2011. 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 www.diyconvention.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.

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:

1) One copy of the book;


2) A copy of your official entry form


3) PayPal receipt or check/money order


4) Any press/publicity kit (optional)
Please mail package to:

JM Northern Media 
Halloween Book Festival

7095 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 864

Hollywood, CA 90028

You will receive a confirmation email when your package is logged into our system and entered into judging.

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LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES

LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2011) - The 2011 Los Angeles Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual celebration of books deserving more attention from the world publishing community.

The Los Angeles Book Festival will consider entries in general non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, cookbooks, science fiction, business, spiritual, genre-based, how-to, photography/art, spiritual, poetry, foreign language, romance and mysteries, teenage/young adult, how-to and the wild card (anything goes!) categories published on or after Jan. 1, 2008.

Entries can be in English, French, Spanish, German or Portuguese and can be from major publishers, self-published or issued by an independent publishing house.

Our grand prize for the Los Angeles Book Festival is $1500 cash and a flight to Los Angeles for our gala awards ceremony in March, 2012.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of publishing industry experts using the following criteria:

1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.

2) The potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.

TO ENTER:
Entry forms are available online at LosAngelesBookFestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. The Los Angeles Book Festival is part of the JM Northern Media family of festivals, which includes the DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books, the New York Book Festival and the Hollywood Book Festival.

Festival News
August 1, 2011

Welcome to Festival News, the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College. Our goal is to keep you updated on the latest news and happenings as we plan for Festival 2012 (April 19-21, 2012); we hope you find the information helpful.

1. Festival 2012 News and Updates

--The planning for Festival 2012 is intensifying this summer, as we polish the speaker roster and begin to think about the schedule. As we do so, we welcome your suggestions for session topics. E-mail us at ffw@calvin.edu with your ideas.

--Recent additions to the Festival 2012 roster include Judith Shulevitz and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, among others. For more information on them -- and on all the speakers who have been confirmed thus far -- please visit http://festival.calvin.edu/speakers.

--Over the next several months, we will be showcasing several excellent books by Festival 2012 authors. Our goal with this feature -- which we call Festival Favorites -- is to shine light on some good books that perhaps aren't (yet) on your bookshelves. August's featured book is Jim the Boy, a novel by Tony Earley. You can learn more about the book (and read an excerpt) on our website: http://festival.calvin.edu/resources/festival-favorites/current.

--Online registration for Festival 2012 opens late this fall (probably around the first week of November). The special early registration rate is $175 for individuals registering prior to February 15, 2012. After that, the regular registration rate of $195 takes effect. The student rate is $80. Information about scholarships and group discounts will be available on the Festival website later this summer.

2. Author News and Information

--An interview with novelist Tony Earley is featured in the current issue of World magazine. In the interview, conducted by Bill Boyd, Earley discusses his work and explains why, in his words, "writing would be worthless if transformation was not possible": http://www.worldmag.com/articles/18436.  

--Susan Campbell Bartoletti was interviewed last year by columnist and blogger Colleen Mondor. The interview centers on Bartoletti's most recent non-fiction book for young adults, They Called Themselves the KKK, which explores the origins and history of the Ku Klux Klan. In the interview Bartoletti focuses not only on the research behind the book but also on the importance of writing about such a difficult subject: "When we shine a light on the dark side," she says, "we release its power." The full interview is available at http://www.chasingray.com/archives/2010/12/wbbt_interview_do_justice_to_t.html.

3. Website Updates

--The Festival 2012 website is up and running! Visit http://www.calvin.edu/festival to explore the new site and see what's in store for Festival 2012. And check back frequently, since we'll be adding plenty of new content over the next several weeks.

--Interested in reading books by some of the Festival 2012 authors but unsure of where to start? We've compiled a recommended reading list -- featuring one or two books by each Festival presenter -- that might just help: http://festival.calvin.edu/resources/recommended-reading.  

--A list of recommended hotels for Festival attendees is now available on our website. If you will need shuttle service during the Festival (at the beginning and end of each day, with limited service during the dinner hour), please make your reservations at one of the hotels on the list: http://festival.calvin.edu/logistics/hotels. If you will not need shuttle service during the Festival and would like to explore additional lodging options, please e-mail us at ffw@calvin.edu for suggestions.

--If you run across interesting articles about -- or interviews of -- any of the Festival 2012 presenters, please send us an e-mail at ffw@calvin.edu so we can include the links on the Festival website.

4. Questions?

--If you have any questions about Festival 2012, please contact us at 616.526.6770 or ffw@calvin.edu. We're happy to help.

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2012 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

San Francisco - The 2012 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring season.

The 2012 San Francisco Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, compilations/anthologies, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, travel and spiritual works. There is no date of publication deadline.

Our grand prize for the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival is $1500 cash and a flight to San Francisco for our gala awards ceremony and day festival.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:
1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

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
General Fiction
Children's books
How-to
Spiritual
Photography/Art
Gay
Poetry
History
Teenage
Biography/Autobiography
Audio/spoken word
Compilations/Anthologies
Best Unpublished Short Story
Cookbooks
Science Fiction
Wild Card

In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The San Francisco Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:
1) Author of the Year- Honors the outstanding book of the competition.

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


3) Publisher of the Year- Honors the top publisher based on materials displaying 
excellence in marketing and promotional materials, as determined by our judges.



FESTIVAL RULES: San Francisco 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 our web site (www.sanfranciscobookfestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.

Deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on April 25, 2012. Winners in each category 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 sanfranciscobookfestival.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.
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 MUST include:

1) One copy of the book;

2) A copy of your official entry form or a reasonable facsimile;

3) The entry fee or receipt for online payment;
4) Any press/marketing materials you wish to send. Marketing is used as a tie-breaking consideration by our judges.

Entries should be mailed to:

JM Northern Media LLC
attn: San Francisco Book Festival

7095 Hollywood Boulevard 
Suite 864

Hollywood, CA 90028-0893

AWARDS: The San Francisco Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.
The 2012 San Francisco Book Festival is part of the JM Northern Media family of festivals, which include the DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books, New York Book Festival and Hollywood Book Festival.

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2011 LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL-CALL FOR ENTRIES

LONDON - The 2011 London Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual awards honoring the best of international publishing.

The 2011 London Book Festival will consider books in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian in the competition. The works may be published, self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, poetry, art/photgraphy, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/graphic novels, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, romance and biography/autobiographical works. Works published after January 1, 2008 are eligible.

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 from the international publishing community.

Our grand prize for the 2011 London Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 in U.S. funds and a flight from your city of entry to our 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/graphic novels
6) Wild Card
7) Teenage
8) Science fiction
9) Romance
10) Biography/Autobiography
11) Audio/spoken word
12) How-To
13) Poetry
14) Art/Photography

FESTIVAL RULES: London Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain a print-out of 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 at the LondonBookFestival.com web site. Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on November 25, 2011. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and the results posted on the site. 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 http://www.londonbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you by calling our office at 323-665-8080. 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 should be made payable to JM Northern Media LLC. Entry packages should include one copy of the book; a copy of your official entry form; the entry fee or receipt from online payment; and any relevant marketing materials, i.e., press kits or other material that illuminates the background of your book. Entries should be mailed to:

JM Northern Media LLC
The London Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

AWARDS: The London Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

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THE 2011 NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES

BOSTON, MASS - The 2011 New England Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the holiday season. The competition will accept entries in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography/art, poetry, spiritual works, compilations/anthologies, gay, unpublished stories and wild card (for books that don't neatly fit elsewhere). All entries must be in English. There is no date of publication restriction. Our grand prize for the 2011 New England Book Festival winner is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in Boston, to be held in January, 2012.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:
1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

FESTIVAL RULES: New England 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 our web site (www.newenglandbookfestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries. Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by midnight on November 25, 2011. Winners in each category 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.newenglandbookfestival.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.

AWARDS: The New England Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the category eligibility of any project.

CONTACT: NewEnglandBookFest@sbcglobal.net 323-665-8080

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The Side B/The Drum Dual Publication Award for Short Fiction

At The Drum, we like Side B Magazine. They publish great fiction, essays, and photographs in print or digital format, mixing the traditional and the new (witness their logo: a cassette tape). We like Side B so much that we're running a contest with them, for winning work to be published jointly--the text in Side B, and the audio in The Drum. The deadline for The Side B/The Drum Dual Publication Award for Short Fiction is July 1st. Entry is free. Word limit: 3,000.

To enter, submit your work as a .doc file to The Drum through our regular submissions manager, and mention the Drum/Side B contest in your cover letter. Or if you'd prefer, you can submit to Side B instead. All submissions to either magazine will be considered for the contest.

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Accepting entries for the 2011 National Book Awards

We are currently accepting entries for the 2011 National Book Awards. Please note that only publishers can submit books for the National Book Awards. If you are an author, please have your publisher contact us directly.

Publishers can request a copy of the 2011 guidelines and entry form by calling our office (212-685-0261) or by sending an email, including company name and office mailing address, to Amy Gall at agall@nationalbook.org.

The postmark deadline for entry forms is June 15, 2011. Publishers must mail one copy of each entered book to each of the five Judges in the appropriate category, as well as one to our office, by August 1, 2011. The Finalists will be announced on October 12, 2011. The Winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 16, 2011.

Guidelines cannot be downloaded or printed from this website and are not available via email. Books not accompanied by proper documentation will not be considered.

The guidelines and entry form for the 2011 National Book Awards are now available. Publishers who are in the Foundation's database should already have received the materials. Publishers who have not yet received the guidelines and entry form can send a request, including company name and office mailing address, to Amy Gall at: agall@nationalbook.org , with "NBA Guidelines Request" in the subject line.

Please note that entry forms are not available for download or via email. The guidelines can be viewed on the Foundation's website:www.nationalbook.org/nbaentry.html

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