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

2023 Awards will be postponed till the 2024 Event

Join the Northeast Art & Authoring Festival

Are you ready to be recognized as an award-winning author?

The Northeast Art & Authoring Festival, will be held annually in August, is your chance to gain recognition as one of the top authors in the region. Submit your book now and you 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 stand out and make a name for yourself!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your work assessed by professionals in the publishing industry and potentially win an award. Your book will be judged on its literary merit, originality, creativity and its contribution to the literary world. It’s time to take pride in your work and let it shine!

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

Joining the Festival

2024 Northeast Art & Authoring Festival - Call for Entries

NEW ENGLAND -  The 2024 Book Festival has opened its call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of New England 



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young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, history, LGBTQ+, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, technology and spiritual/religious works.

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. 

Award Recognition

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of the following criteria:
1. Connection to New England and the Northeast of the United States
2. Authors execution in telling the narrative
3. The overall design, quality and look and feel of the publication
4. Number of nominations.



On Sunday, August 20th an Award Ceremony will be held indoors. 
The top nominated authors will be asked to speak at the event. 


Award Categories

Regional Awards in the Following Categories
New England Realistic Fiction 
Northeast Historical Fiction
New England Contemporary Young Adult
Northeast YA Historical Fiction
Children's Book Set in New England

Additional Awards in the Following Categories
New Release Fiction (Published since 2020)
New Release Non-Fiction (Published since 2020)
New Release Children's Book (Published since 2020)
Reader's Choice (Most Nominated)
Local authors are also encouraged to submit 
 Science Fiction, Fable, Fairy Tale, Fantasy
Historical Fiction, Folklore, Legends
Horror, Mystery, Thrillers
Realistic Fiction, Humor, Beach Reads, Romance
Poetry, Art Books
Short Story, Tall Tales
Historical Nonfiction
Contemporary Narrative Nonfiction
How-To, Cookbooks, Technical, Photography
Essays, Niche Nonfiction, Other Nonfiction

Language Lives

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 

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.

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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