The Book Industry Guild of New York invites you to enter your publication for the 31st Annual New York Book Show. This event encourages, recognizes, and celebrates excellence in book production and design.

How To Enter

Entries must have been published between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Titles entered in previous years may not be entered again.

The following three steps must be completed for a book or cover to be considered for the competition:

1.  Submission of Specification

Choose the type of entry that you would like to submit (book, cover/jacket, series, magazine/journal, or self-published cover) and complete the corresponding form. You may enter as many pieces as you want.

2.  Submission of Payment

Please submit all credit card payments via PayPal through the website and forward a copy of your payment confirmation along with the physical component of your entry or entries (see below). If paying by check, submit your check (made out to Book Industry Guild of New York) with a complete list of all titles you are entering at the time you submit the physical component. Entry fees are as follows:

 3.  Submission of Book and Covers

Self-published entrants will not submit a physical component as a PDF of the cover will be uploaded via the submission form at time of entry.

For all traditionally-published entries, please include the following in your physical submissions package:

  • Your PayPal confirmation email OR check and list of all entries
  • ONE copy of each book submitted and/or TWO copies of each cover/jacket submitted

Checks should be made out to: BOOK INDUSTRY GUILD OF NEW YORK

Submissions Address:
New York Book Show
c/o Simon & Schuster
attn: Angela Zurlo, 12-053A
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 12th floor
New York, NY 10020

Please note:
•  Books will not be returned. 
•  Winners in each category will be notified the week after judging and asked to submit electronic files of the winning covers/jackets and/or book interiors. The image you submit will appear in the show catalog, so please be sure it is a good representation of your work and of sufficient resolution. Only winners will be asked to submit artwork. Detailed book specifications will also be requested at that time, which will also appear in the book show catalog.