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Virginia Festival of the Book
March 20-24, 2019

Now Accepting Submissions!

The 25th annual Virginia Festival of the Book takes place March 20-24, 2019, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. Writers, illustrators, and publishing professionals are encouraged to submit new and forthcoming books in all genres for consideration. Publicists and agents are encouraged to submit with consent from the author and/or illustrator.

Priority will be given to speakers with books released September 2018 through March 2019. Books must be available for sale no later than March 19, 2019.

Full guidelines are available at:
Deadline: October 1, 2018

We encourage submissions by individuals from diverse backgrounds, including race and ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, class, and/or abilities.

Questions? Check VaBook.org. For further inquiries, please contact:

Jane Kulow at jbkulow@virginia.edu for nonfiction, mystery/thriller, and poetry submissions; or

Sarah Lawson at sdlawson@virginia.edu for fiction, book arts, children’s, YA, sci-fi, food writing, romance, and graphic novel submissions