Literary Committee / April 1, 2017
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 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. If you would like nominate an author or self nominate, unfortunately these have been closed for the 2018 festival. Please look for the opportunity to submit for the 2019 festival in late-summer/fall of 2018. If you have already self nominated for the 2018 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 will be available beginning September 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time.