Nominations will open for the
Summer 2024 Festival in
November of 2023.  

2023 Awards will be postponed till the 2024 Event

Nominate an author for the
Northeast Art & Authoring Festival

Do you know someone who should be recognized as an award-winning author or book creator?

The Northeast Art & Authoring Festival, held annually in August, is your chance to nominate your favorite local author for recognition.  Submit their book now and they could be a part of one of the most prestigious book awards around. With hundreds of authors from across the region competing for awards, don’t miss this chance to help your favorite author stand out and make a name for themselves!

Submit your favorite book now for a chance to be recognized as one of the best in New England

Who can be nominated?

The Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, history, LGBTQ+, photography/art, poetry, technology and spiritual/religious works. Work must be in final form and can be unpublished, self published or traditionally jjpublished.

There is no date of publication restriction. Self-published works will be accepted that are readily available for purchase.
A $5 fee will be assessed for all author submitted works. Multiple books can be submitted to multiple categories.
A single hard copy of all books will be required for consideration an must be provided by the author, not the nominator. 

Language Lives in New England

New England is the regional focus of the event.
Nominees should be from one of the six states in the Northeastern United States:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
August 17, 2024 Northeast Art & Authoring Festival
August 18, 2024 Northeast Art & Authoring Festival
For North of Boston readers and writers. 

About the Author's Festival 
All authors will need to be nominated by a reader or they may self nominate.  People nominating an author do not need to submit a copy of the work.  The author is required to send it to the festival. 

Festival Rules: Northeast Art & Authoring Festival submissions cannot be returned. Author entries must be completed online and include a $5 payment per entry and a copy of the book. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants. Please include contact information with your book so that we can notify you of its receipt.

Deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on May 1, 2023. Winners in each category will be notified by on the web site. Please note that judges will read and consider all author submissions. We can not commit to reading and considering all reader nominations as they do not require the submission of a copy of the book.

Entry forms are available online using this link (link)

Author entries must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $5 sent via PayPal or Venmo in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee. Only a single copy of a book needs to be submitted. (Venmo Link)

No checks or cash can be accepted. We're sorry, but entries forms must be completed digitally. Books can be delivered in person or by messenger services to the Pumpkin Vines offices. 174 High Street, Suite 105, Ipswich, MA 01938. At this time e-books will not be considered. All books must be readily available to purchase in:
More than 3 brick and mortar locations OR on an online marketplace. Books only available on personal or author websites will not be considered except in the case of single copy and short run art books.

Entry packages MUST include:
1) One copy of the book;
2) A copy of your official entry form or a confirmation email;
3) The entry fee or receipt for online payment;
4) Any press/marketing materials you wish to send.

AWARDS: The Northeast Art & Authoring Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any submission

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