Questions for Presenters

Are you currently booking authors for the festival?

The Fox Cities Book Festival is no longer accepting submissions for the 2019 festival, October 7th – 13th. Please fill out the Author Sign Up form for consideration in the 2020 festival, tentatively October 5th – 11th. Please be aware that submission does not guarantee acceptance into the festival, which is by invitation only.

What types of books are considered?

  • Fiction (all ages)
  • Nonfiction (all ages)
  • Poetry (no chapbooks)

What types of books are not considered?

The Fox Cities Book Festival will not accept self-published works that are not bound or cannot be available from large scale book sellers.  Self-published titles are evaluated on a case by case basis.

What do I need to know about submitting to participate in the Book Festival?

  • Meeting the criteria for consideration does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the Festival.
  • Books submitted for consideration to the Festival will not be returned and authors will not receive feedback or critique of the work.
  • We do not notify authors who are not selected; however your submission will remain in our list of potential authors, which is maintained from year to year.

What happens when an author is selected?

  • A member of the authors committee will reach out to you about six months prior to the Festival.
  • A date and time for presentations will be set at one or multiple venues.
  • Authors will receive an introductory packet which includes a contract and specific requirements to return.

Author Sign Up

If you are interested in participating in the Fox Cities Book Festival, please fill out the form below.