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 2019 PHOENIX RISING BOOK FESTIVAL DEADLINE CALL FOR ENTRIES The 2019 Phoenix Rising Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its 3rd annual awards celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the publishing, film, television, game, and multimedia communities. The 2019 Phoenix Rising Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, young adult, how-to, spiritual, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, screenplays, genre-based works, science fiction, biographical/autobiographical, sequels, business and history works. There is no date of publication restriction. 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 be translated into other forms of media All entries must be in English. The top five authors chosen for the 2019 Phoenix Rising Book Festival Authors of the Year will receive the Grand Prize Publishing book contract which includes 100% royalty, 38,000 outlet distribution, and copyright control. FESTIVAL RULES: Phoenix Rising Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their manuscript via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on the web site two weeks after the entry deadline. Registration submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on Dec. 30th, 2019. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail. TO ENTER: Multiple submissions are permitted, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

Congratulations 2018 winner Iris Vignola,

Please click on the link below to upload the first ten pages of your manuscript. By clicking on the link you certify that you are 18 years of age or older. You can also send your manuscript to


Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $53 via check or money order made out to BOULEVARD BOOKS and sent to


ATTN: Phoenix Rising Book Festival

Boulevard Books

220 Hylan Blvd

Staten Island, New York 10305


or PayPal online payment of $53 in U.S. dollars for each submission.




The first page of your manuscript must include the following information:


Full Name


Cell Phone, Home or Work Number



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