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Enter The Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards (deadline July 25, 2014,)

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LA  Leimert Park Book Fair

4001 West 22nd Place  Los Angeles, CA  90018  Phone: 323. 730.0628



July 8, 2014                


Dear Author/Publisher,


We are pleased to announce the addition of the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards to the LA Leimert Park Book Fair!   The LA Leimert Park Book Fair is produced by Cynthia Exum and Associates in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, LA Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.  Our annual book fair has become a much-anticipated cultural tradition in the community; providing authors an opportunity to promote their latest work as well as meet some of their fans up close and personal.


Named after one of the most prolific, intelligent women novelists of the Harlem Renaissance, Jessie Redmon Fauset, this inaugural awards program will honor well-deserving authors and books.  The Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards will be presented as a “Best of” award in five categories.  The top five titles in each category will be announced in late July and nominees will be notified via email. The winners will be announced during a special ceremony at the LA Leimert Park Book Fair on Saturday, August 9, 2014.


For our 2014 awards program, we are now accepting submissions for works published between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.  In addition, the submission fee of  $75.00 (per entry) will be waived for this inaugural event.  Entry forms may be submitted via mail (address listed on form) or email to FAUSET@outlook.com. Please see the attached category listing and entry form for details, rules and restrictions.  


Thank you for your continued support LA Leimert Park Book Fair and the 1st Annual Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact Awards Director, Annette Thomas at FAUSET@outlook.com | 562.761.2007.


We look forward to receiving your submissions. 




Cynthia E. Exum                                                  Annette Thomas

LPVBF Producer/Executive Director               Awards Director

323. 730.0628                                                     annettethom2@yahoo.com











502 *General Fiction:  Novel, Novella, or Short Story Collection. Genre Fiction, Mystery, Detective, Popular and Commercial Novel.


503 *Non-Fiction: Literature that is not fictional; Memoir, History, Social Issues & Literary Criticism.


504 *Poetry, Spoken Word: Literary work or collection written in poetic form.


505 *Children/Young Readers: Literary works appropriate for children; Ages birth to 10.


506 *Youth/Teens/Young Adult : Literary works appropriate for children and teens;

 Ages 11-18.


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