Festival Staff / October 2, 2014
The Tucson Festival of Books is widely known for its unique panels, inspiring workshops and record-breaking crowds that entice best-selling authors from across the country to attend the Festival each March. The Festival Author Committee is responsible for inviting authors and scheduling all programs for the event.
We welcome self-published and emerging authors to apply for inclusion in the Festival. The selection criteria for both Presenting Authors and Author Pavilion participants are outlined below.
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 authors 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 nominations from authors, publishers, publicists and the general public. In 2014 alone, over 500 authors were nominated; of those, a limited number were selected to present at the Festival.Nominations for the 2015 Festival are now closed. Nominations for presenting authors for the 2016 Festival will open on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
To assist with planning for 2016, our criteria for nominations is likely to include:
Nominated authors will receive information related to their status after the committee has had an opportunity to review the nomination. Authors / books that do not meet the stated criteria may choose to participate in the Festival via the Author Pavilion or as an exhibitor.
|Author nominations for the 2015 Festival are closed...Author Pavilion opportunities still exist.|
The Tucson Festival of Books welcomes authors from a variety of subject areas and diverse genre to participate in the Festival. In 2014 alone, over 500 authors applied for consideration. Nearly half of those authors chose to participate 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.
|Registration instructions will be provided in the email|