The Mid-South Book Festival Call For Presenting Authors

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Calling all published authors!  The Mid-South Book Festival welcomes authors and publishers to submit books for consideration for the event, which will be held on September 10th, 2016 at Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse.

Who Is Eligible?

We welcome authors, publishers, and publicists to contact us regarding participation in the Mid-South Book Festival.  Authors must:

  • Have a book published within the last two years
  • Be published before the Mid-South Book Festival
  • Be published through a publishing house, independent, or university press.  Self published authors are not considered to present but may participate as a vendor in our street fair.  More information about our street fair coming soon.

Application Process

To be considered, please send or have your publisher send us the following information:

  • Two copies of the book, galley, or ARC.  Do not send manuscripts or electronic copies, as these will not be reviewed.
  • Author bio with previously published titles or articles
  • Press kit

Send these items to:

Literacy Mid-South

Attn: Mid-South Book Festival Application

PO Box 111229

Memphis, TN 38111

Information must be received by June 1, 2016 to be considered for the festival.  Literacy Mid-South and the Mid-South Book Festival do not guarantee travel reimbursement for all authors.  Please be sure to let us know if your publisher is willing to fund your trip.

Questions?  Email Knox Shelton at

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