BookFest Author Submission Guidelines

Publicists, please email info@bookfestwindsor.com for mailing information.

BookFest / Festival du Livre Windsor 2021: Dates: October 14-17, 2021. Our 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Conditions permitting, we hope to hold a hybrid event with in-person activities (following up-to-date safety protocols) and live virtual events. Publicists, please indicate whether your author is willing and able to travel subject to government restrictions. We regret that for now, our funding cannot be used for international travel.

All submissions are reviewed by the committee.

 

Books do not have to be released in Fall season of the current year. Please review our previous lineups to see if your title fits our profile. We look for authors from diverse backgrounds, BIPOC, Francophone, LGBTQI2S+. We are grateful for all submissions, but because of high volume, only authors/books to be invited to the next BookFest / Festival du Livre Windsor will be contacted. We cannot return ARC submissions.

Please note that our funding, space, and terms of operation don’t allow us to include everyone we’d like. Please check local media for information on one of the many local author events in Windsor and Essex County. Because of space restrictions, our onsite bookseller can only carry books by authors featured at BookFest Windsor events, and we do not have space for table rental.


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Upcoming Events

BookFest / Festival du Livre Windsor 2021

October 14 - October 17

Our 20th Anniversary edition! With safety protocols in place, we plan to hold all events online this year….


Words and Illustrations

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Franco Cortese, Lip (Penteract Press) bill bissett, illustrator of Lip (Penteract Press) Ariel Gordon, TreeTalk, illustrated by Natalie…


Candid Conversations

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Marcello Di Cintio, Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers, Hollay Ghadery, Fuse (Guernica Editions.) Nathaniel G. Moore, Honorarium (Palimpsest…


Portraits in Poetry

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Vanessa Shields, Thimbles (Palimpsest Press.) Marty Gervais, A New Dress Every Day: Poems in My Mother’s Voice and Nothing More Perfect (both…


Black History Celebration

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Cheryl Thompson, Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics Of Loyalty (Coach House Books) Rochelle Riley, That They Lived: African Americans…