Literary Committee / January 30, 2018
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 each March. We feature authors and books in two programs - Presenting Stages and Indie Author Pavilions.
The Literary Committee is responsible for scheduling all book related programming on Presenting Stages (by invitation only).
Self-published authors, or those without recent titles are welcome to participate in one of four Indie Author Pavilions (adult fiction / adult nonfiction / children's books / YA titles).
Open by invitation of the Book and Author Committee only.
Authors and publicists with books that meet the following criteria are eligible for consideration:
Many genres and topics are featured on presenting stages:
Books are stocked and sold through our official bookseller, the University of Arizona BookStores, a New York Times-reporting store.
While we would love to be able to accommodate every author who is nominated, the volume of requests that we receive is high. The festival generally is only able to accommodate authors by invitation. Presenting author self-nominations are now closed for 2019 and will open for the 2020 festival in late summer of 2019. If you have already self nominated for the 2019 festival, we will notify you by mid-November about the status of your self nomination.
For all genres and formats including self-published, small / independent press, pay-to-publish or vanity presses, e-books only and CreateSpace
Registration fee entitles author to:
Please note: electricity is not provided in Pavilions
Indie Author Pavilion participants are expected to:
Indie Author Pavilion registration for the 2019 festival will be available beginning September 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time.