Here's another book contest:
The 2012 Southern California Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its competition honoring the best books of the fall. They will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and regional lit.
There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English or Spanish.
The grand prize is $1500 cash and a flight to their awards ceremony in November, 2012 in San Diego.
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.
If you have a book you want to submit, you can get more information and entry forms @ their website.
Or call them at: 323-665-8080