Fall for the Book 2024 Festival Submissions - NOW CLOSED

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Submissions open November 1 - March 29, 2024 -  All submissions for the October 2024 festival will be notified of their status by August 1, 2024. 

2024 is the 26th annual Fall for the Book. This year, we’ll continue the dynamic mix of in-person, hybrid, and on-demand programming that audiences love. We’d like you to be a part of that. Please note that submissions received during this window will be considered for Spring & Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Fall for the Book Podcast programming. Our main festival will occur in October 2024. 

Submission Guidelines

Authors, agents or publicists, please submit the following materials to be considered as a participant at the 2024 Fall for the Book festival:

  • Authors: Complete an Author Submission form or for Publishers & Publicists: Complete a Multi-Author Submission form (submitted as a .doc or .docx. No PDFs please) 
  • One copy of the book being considereddigital copies are strongly preferred. PDF Galleys are fine. If your galley won’t be ready until after the March 29th deadline, but your book will be published by the beginning of October 2024, still submit all other materials before the deadline and just let us know about the galley.
  • Publicity materials including, press kit with book synopsis, as well as a hi-res author photograph and hi-res book cover as separate .png files. Please send publicity material in digital form only. Do not mail hard copies of your submission paperwork. For multi-author submissions, please send publicity materials for each author. 

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 15, 2023 and October 15, 2024. 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.

Self-published or hybrid-published writers must have had their books professionally edited to be considered for the festival. If you have questions about self-publishing or hybrid publishing and what each entails, the following posts are good primers: https://www.janefriedman.com/self-publish-your-book/ and https://www.janefriedman.com/what-is-a-hybrid-publisher/ 

We do not offer booths for authors to sell their books. 

Submitting Books for 2025

For our October 2025 festival, we will begin receiving submissions on November 1, 2024. Email submissions to submissions [@] fallforthebook.org. Digital Arcs/Galleys are strongly preferred. 

If this is not possible, please email Kate Lewis at kate [@] fallforthebook.org for our mailing address. If you mail any materials, email us to be sure we receive them. All submissions for the October 2025 festival will be notified of their status by August 1, 2025. 

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