Received in my email today, and sharing for your consideration: (note: DIY means ‘do-it-yourself’ books).
The 2009 DIY Book Festival has issued a call for entries for its eighth annual program celebrating the success of independent authors and publishers.
The DIY Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, ‘zines, fan fiction, poetry and e-books published on or after Jan. 1, 2006. All entries must be in English and have been self-published or issued by an independent publishing house.
Please note that print-on-demand (POD) authors with iUniverse, PublishAmerica, Infinity Publishing and other outlets are eligible for the competition.
Grand prize is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in L.A.
There are loads of categories, and full guidelines and rules at this link:
Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on November 25, 2009.
Entry fees range from $10-$50 (see entry form drop-down menu for specific category prices).
There will be many winners across genres and categories. Good Luck !