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Wordstock


Book submissions for the 2016 Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival will be accepted from January 4 to July 31, 2016.

Please read all of the information below before submitting. If you have questions, please email Director of Public Programs Amanda Bullock at amanda@literary-arts.org.
Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Portland Art Museum and venues in the surrounding South Park Blocks area (more info to come). The festival will feature a diverse group of contemporary authors in conversations, panels, and presentations. When evaluating submissions, we consider not only the book’s literary merit, but where it might fit in with the other works in the festival lineup.

Please read all of the following information before submitting a book to Literary Arts for consideration at this year’s festival. To be considered for this year’s festival, please send or have your publicist send the following:

Two copies of a finished book/galley/ARC/manuscript (note: electronic submissions will not be considered)
A press kit with clippings and reviews and an author bio, including past publications when applicable
Information about your ability to fund your own travel to Portland if your publisher is not utilizing publicity budget money to send you to the festival
Send to Literary Arts, ATTN: Wordstock, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205
Literary Arts will accept submissions of books between January 4 and July 31 for Wordstock 2016. To be considered, books must be published in the eighteen months preceding the festival; priority consideration will be given to books published in 2016.
Due to the large number of submissions we receive, the festival is unable to reply to each inquiry individually. Should you be selected to be a part of the festival program, you will hear back no later than September 2016. All authors who are invited to participate will be featured in a panel or conversation session with other authors; the Festival will not feature authors for book signings only or for solo presentations/readings.

The Wordstock Festival will consider books in the following genres:

Art and architecture
Children’s literature, including middle grade and young adult
Cookbooks and food writing
Fiction, all genres
Narrative nonfiction: history, biography, memoir, and essays
Poetry
Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival focuses on the promotion of literature and literary culture; books on the topics of self-improvement, how-to, or books strictly of academic or religious interest will not be considered.

Self-published titles will only be considered if they meet the following criteria:

Printed copies can be available for our bookseller to sell
The work has been professionally edited and a marketing plan is in place
The author maintains an accessible website
The consideration for self-published titles that meet the above criteria will be the same as traditionally published books, as outlined above. For the 2016 festival, we will not accept self-published titles that exist only in ebook format.

Questions? Please email Director of Public Programs Amanda Bullock at amanda@literary-arts.org.

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