Festival Staff / July 1, 2015
The Tucson Festival of Books is known for unique panels, record-breaking crowds and high-volume book sales that entice best-selling authors to attend the Festival in March. The Author Committee is responsible for scheduling all book related programming at the event.
Self-published and emerging authors are welcome to apply. The selection criteria for both Presenting Authors and Author Pavilion participants are outlined below.
Submit only one nomination per title / author. Multiple submissions may result in a delay in notification. Submitting more than one nomination for the same book does not increase the likelihood of acceptance. Decisions of the committee are final.
The Tucson Festival of Books Author Committee works year-round to identify authors to serve as Presenting Authors at the Festival. We strive to identify books from a variety of subject areas and diverse genre. Panel sessions are created at the sole discretion of the Author Committee.
In addition to the presenting authors invited by our committee, we welcome book nominations from authors, publishers, publicists and the general public. In 2015 alone, hundreds of titles were nominated; of those, a limited number were selected for inclusion at the Festival.Nominations for the 2016 Festival are open until September 30, 2015.
Criteria for consideration include:
Nominated authors will receive information related to their status after the committee reviews the nomination. Books that do not meet the stated criteria may be eligible to participate in the Festival via the Author Pavilion or through the exhibitor process.
|Nominations for the 2016 Festival are open through September 2015.|
The Tucson Festival of Books welcomes authors from a variety of subject areas and diverse genre to participate in the Festival. In 2015 alone, hundreds of authors applied for consideration. More than 120 authors participated in the Author Pavilion.
Registration information for the Author Pavilion will be emailed in November. Registration is completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific information for the Author Pavilion will be provided in the registration email.
General information for the Author Pavilion -
$35 registration fee entitles author to:
Not included with Author Pavilion participation:
Those eligible to participate in the Author Pavilion are expected to:
Author Pavilion registration information will be available following the self-nomination process.
|Author Pavilion nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2015.|