The 2009 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition. The event, including a day festival and an awards ceremony at the Algonquin Hotel, will be held June 5-6 in Manhattan. The festival will consider large-publisher, self-published and independent publisher works in a variety of genres. Grand prize is $1,500 and a flight to New York City for the festival. For complete details visit www.newyorkbookfestival.com. Regular registration deadline submissions must be postmarked by the close of business on May 25, 2009.