BookFest Author Submission Guidelines 2023

Publicists, please email for mailing information.

BookFest / Festival du Livre Windsor 2023: Dates: October 12-15, 2023. Submissions for BookFest/Festival du Livre Windsor 2023 will be accepted until May 5th, 2023.
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.