Submissions for the 2019 festival are closed.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019. There is no application fee.

Fall for the Book 2019 will run from October 10-12.

Authors, agents or publicists, please submit the following materials to be considered as a participant at the 2019 Fall for the Book festival:

  • A completed Author Submission Form (submitted as a .doc or .docx. No PDFs please)
  • One copy of the book being considered, either in hard copy (preferred) or digital.
  • Publicity materials including, press kit with book synopsis, hi-res author photograph and hi-res book cover.

Click here to download the Fall for the Book 2019 Author Submission Form

We accept authors in all genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, history, sociology/psychology, graphic novels, YA, children’s literature etc. We also accept panel suggestions.

Preference will be given to books published in hardcover or paperback between October 14, 2018 and October 9, 2019. To be considered, books must be available for sale by the festival dates. It is festival policy to not feature the same book two years in a row.

Our focus for children’s events are interactive activities. Children’s book authors, when you submit, please include a short description of the type of activity you could do in 45 minutes to accompany the book, as well as the ideal age range for the activity.

We host one self-published panel per year. If you are a self-published writer whose book has been professionally edited, please submit a panel proposal with suggested panelists’ names. Content areas (like Career to Book, for example) are more dynamic and interesting than say, using social media as a marketing tool.

Submissions can be sent to Festival Manager Suzy Rigdon: Digital Arcs/Galleys are welcome.

ARC/book copies and any printed materials may be mailed to:

Suzy Rigdon

Fall for the Book

4400 University Drive, MS3E4

Fairfax, VA 22030

Print materials will not be returned unless a SASE is included. All submissions will be notified of their status no later than July 15, 2019.

Questions? Email Suzy Rigdon at suzy [@] or call her at 703-993-4039.